Employers and human resource professionals were excited by the opportunity to work with the students and develop their career portfolios
Employability skills, a new dynamic and innovative module, was introduced to the Higher Certificate in Business Studies, Bachelor of Business and BSc in Retail Management this year to prepare students for employment opportunities.
This module is delivered through workshops lead by employers and human resource professionals in the region.
The focus is around building individual career portfolios as it was recognised that students can achieve the highest academic results but ultimately it is their ability to engage with employers that leads to career success.
The aim of this module is to build the ‘employability’ of students from early in their academic journey. Employers and human resource professionals were excited by the opportunity to work with the students and develop their career portfolios and for each week of the semester students take part in workshops, site visits and mock interviews all lead by Human Resource Managers and Employers in the South East.
“The support of our Business partners and the engagement with the business world made this module really enjoyable and meaningful, providing a network of employers for students to engage with in developing their career and gaining employment. The positive response from our networks of HR professionals and employers was incredible and their support for our Institute and investment in our students is a testament of how graduates of the School of Business are viewed by employers,” says Anne Marie McGrath, lecturer
Workshops throughout the course included:
Skills Audit, Sheena Murphy , Executive Career Coach , Elanova,
Curriculum Vitae workshop , HR team Nearform Global Software Company
VHI, Kilkenny Site Visit, ‘Using social media to maximise career opportunities’ Sinead English, Hilt Career Management Services,.
Morgan McKinley, Regional Director David Cooney ‘How to Build a Winning Career’,
Interview Skills Workshop, Anne Phelan, Senior HR Business Partner, Sun Financials, Online interviews, Edward Hendrick, Founder Sonru.