Career Management

Course Description

Career management is more than (re)sending a CV to a posted job opening or finding a student job at all cost. To be happy and satisfied with what we do, we need to know what we want and how to achieve it. The course is intended for students who are not sure how to choose a career that will be in line with their personality, interests, values, knowledge, as well as for those students who know exactly what they want, but do not know how to achieve it. Through a series of lectures and exercises, students will be able to better understand their career choices and they will be able to link them to a career that might be interesting to them. The goal of this subject is not early employment, but skills development that will enable better employability and career management throughout students lives.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Compare jobs and potential employers
  2. Write a curriculum vitae (CV) and motivational letter formatted for a preferred job position
  3. Select a workplace and an employer who fits their knowledge, skills, interests, and values
  4. Apply different traditional and contemporary methods of active job search
  5. Identify the difference between their knowledge and skills and those required for the desired job
  6. Prepare themselves for a job interview with the prospective employer
  7. Prepare a plan for early career development

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

Laboratory Work

Structural Exercises

Acquisition of Skills

Other Forms of Group and Self Study

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Introductory lecture
  2. Understanding of your own career profile (identifying your own knowledge, skills, interests, values, and environmental conditions affecting your career choice)
  3. Identifying the ideal job and the employer (mapping your own knowledge, skills, interests, values and environmental conditions affecting your career choice, career paths, and job vacancies)
  4. Definition of career goals
  5. Active job search techniques (networking, (student) associations, volunteering, job postings, direct contact with potential employers, internships, employers' presentation at the faculty)
  6. Preparation for a job application (CV, motivational letter, recommendations, portfolio)
  7. Job interviews (in person, phone interviews, video interviews)
  8. Testing (technical interview, psychological testing)
  9. Personal branding (social networks, blogs, vlogs, public performances, and their relationship to career development)
  10. The first 100 days at work: meeting your own expectations, understanding of the working environment, building relationships with colleagues, asking questions, making proposals, dealing with mistakes, workers' rights (employment status, privacy protection, working hours, vacation and leave, maternity leave, night work, salary determination, dismissal, severance allowances, internal company regulations)
  11. Business communication (giving and receiving feedback, writing business emails, effective meetings, assertive vs. aggressive communication)

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
Computer Engineering (module)
Skills (5. semester)
Computer Science (module)
Skills (5. semester)
Control Engineering and Automation (module)
Skills (5. semester)
Electrical Power Engineering (module)
Skills (5. semester)
Electronic and Computer Engineering (module)
Skills (5. semester)
Electronics (module)
Skills (5. semester)
Information Processing (module)
Skills (5. semester)
Software Engineering and Information Systems (module)
Skills (5. semester)
Telecommunication and Informatics (module)
Skills (5. semester)
Wireless Technologies (module)
Skills (5. semester)
University graduate
Computer Engineering (profile)
Skills (1. semester) (3. semester)
Computer Science (profile)
Skills (1. semester) (3. semester)
Control Engineering and Automation (profile)
Skills (1. semester) (3. semester)
Electrical Engineering Systems and Technologies (profile)
Skills (1. semester) (3. semester)
Electrical Power Engineering (profile)
Skills (1. semester) (3. semester)
Electronic and Computer Engineering (profile)
Skills (1. semester) (3. semester)
Electronics (profile)
Skills (1. semester) (3. semester)
Information Processing (profile)
Skills (1. semester) (3. semester)
Software Engineering and Information Systems (profile)
Skills (1. semester) (3. semester)
Telecommunication and Informatics (profile)
Skills (1. semester) (3. semester)
Wireless Technologies (profile)
Skills (1. semester) (3. semester)

Associate Lecturers

General

ID 204460
  Winter semester
2 ECTS
L2 English Level
L1 e-Learning
12 Lectures
0 Exercises
24 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

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