HUMN 7005 Career and Personal Development

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 800198

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Description A key skill in becoming a professional researcher is learning how to manage your career options. Fundamental aspects of this include making strategic choices regarding research focus and employment directions, learning to build professional networks both locally and internationally, and undertaking self-directed learning to continually expand your abilities and knowledge. This unit is designed to provide a structured approach to these aspects of career planning, and will include collaborative workshops where experienced researchers join the group to discuss the art of navigating around external constraints while forging your own path forward. As an early application of these principles, the unit involves completion of your Confirmation of Candidature proposal.

School Graduate Research School

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a PhD program or program 8111 - Graduate Certificate in Researcher Engagement, Development and Impact

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Assess the skills required for a range of employment options, both within and outside academia;
  2. Clearly articulate their career options and goals;
  3. Demonstrate the worthiness of the proposed research with respect to gaps or conflicts in present knowledge or understanding;
  4. Prepare a comprehensive and critical literature review;
  5. Explain how their thesis is related to the literature;
  6. Demonstrate the ability to professionally present themselves to potential employers and networks in an ePortfolio.

Subject Content

A career in Academia?
Careers beyond Research: Applying your skills outside academia
Engaging with academia and beyond
Professional Skills for Research Leaders
Managing Relationships
Career Shaping: Understanding Skills and Opportunities
Career Shaping: Planning for the future
A career in Academia?
Careers beyond Research: Applying your skills outside academia
Engaging with academia and beyond
Professional Skills for Research Leaders
Managing Relationships
Career Shaping: Understanding Skills and Opportunities
Career Shaping: Planning for the future

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Portfolio: ePortfolio creation - including Career objectives 1,000 words S/U Y Individual
Document and Presentation: Confirmation of Candidature 2,000 words S/U Y Individual
Reflection: Personal Learning Reflection 500 words S/U Y Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Bankstown

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Campbelltown

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Hawkesbury

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Penrith (Kingswood)

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Liverpool

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Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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2022 Semester 2

Bankstown

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Campbelltown

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Hawkesbury

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Penrith (Kingswood)

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Liverpool

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Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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