Personal Career Development

The details
Essex Business School
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
16 September 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BBA N100 Business Administration,
BBA N103 Business Administration (Including Placement Year),
BBA N104 Business Administration (Including Foundation Year),
BBA N104CO Business Administration (Including Foundation Year),
BBA N110 Business Administration (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N120 International Business and Entrepreneurship,
BSC N121 International Business and Entrepreneurship (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N123 International Business and Entrepreneurship (Including Placement Year),
BSC N124 International Business and Entrepreneurship (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N124CO International Business and Entrepreneurship (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N501 Marketing,
BSC N502 Marketing (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N504 Marketing (Including Placement Year),
BSC N505 Marketing (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N505CO Marketing (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N832 Tourism Management,
BSC N833 Tourism Management (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N834 Tourism Management (Including Placement Year),
BSC N835 Tourism Management (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N835CO Tourism Management (Including Foundation Year)

Module description

The module supports EBS students to develop their career awareness and their employability skills. It will be delivered over the first two years of their degree programme as a non-credit bearing co-curricular module. In their second year, students will take BE911 - Successful Futures. Students will engage in 6 hours of compulsory teaching and learning activities, (with a further 8 hours self directed learning). The module will be delivered through presentations, panel discussions and skills workshops.

The module supports students' understanding of planning their career from the beginning of their degree. It allows them to reflect on their own skills and career aims and their knowledge of the graduate labour market and its requirements. It will encourage them to engage in personal development planning and activities that enhance their employability (e.g. work placements, internships and experience), whilst providing them with the tools to engage in opportunities.

Module aims

The module's aim is to enable EBS Students to engage with an ever-changing business environment linking subject understanding into the broader context of employability

Module learning outcomes

After attending this module students should:

1. Be adequately prepared for graduate selection processes and expectations of employers and post-graduate providers
2. Have a clear understanding of their own interests, skills and competencies, needed for life-long career management.
3. Have a clear understanding of the need for work relevant and transferable skills.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

The learning and teaching methods for this module may use a combination of the following: Lectures Group discussions Presentations from external speakers Panel discussions Moodle learning


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Overall assessment

Module is either passed or marked as not completed.


Module is either passed or marked as not completed.

Module supervisor and teaching staff
Amy Carpenter



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
Of 6 hours, 6 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information
Essex Business School

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