Launchpad For Careers

Launchpad For Careers

Launchpad for Careers is a specialised career management program for first-year science students which will give participants a competitive edge in an increasingly aggressive and unstable job market. Through a combination of online modules, face to-face workshops, and career management tool PlanDo, the program will give participants an understanding of the future labour market trends and career prospects in the science industry, help them to determine a career direction that matches their values, skills and interests, and assist them in sourcing valuable internship opportunities before graduation.

Responsibilities

Students will be required to complete online learning modules, as well as attend face to face workshops.

How to get involved

Calls for Expressions of Interest will be requested in Week 2 of semester via email. Successful students notified week 3, to commence Week 4.

Open to students in their second semester of first year. 30 places available in the program.

Positions

  • Coordinator
  • Ambassador
  • Participant

Training

3 hours worth of online modules via Moodle. This will include online lectures and quizzes. 12 hours worth (2 full days and one evening) of face to face workshops that involves activities designed to practically apply the learning of the online modules. Students will also be required to attend workshops run by the UNSW Career Unit (totalling 5.5 hours). 4.5 hours have been allocated as "reflection" time to cover self-awareness activities and individual reflection activities.

Duration

Weeks 4-13, 25 hours total commitment


Accreditation

Availability of activity

Semester - weekdays

Type of activity

Development programs

Provider of activity

UNSW Science

Interest area

Tutoring & mentoring

Skills required and/or developed

Critical & analytical thinking, Interpersonal & communication, Leadership, Organisational & time management, Team work & networking


Contacts and more information

Provider

Faculty of Science

Contact

Violet Hueston

Email

sso@unsw.edu.au

For more information about co-curricular activities see UNSW Advantage.