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    Emerging Professional Programme

    17/01/2019
    Let’s cut to the chase - your degree is awesome – but you also need to evidence additional real-life skills in order to gain an advantage when applying for jobs.

    We are proud to launch the Emerging Professional Programme -  a flexible, extra-curricular suite of interactive online and face-to-face activities designed exclusively for each year group that develops both personal and professional skills and attributes sought by employers – helping you to stand out from the crowd.

    Upon completion of your Emerging Professional Programme,  you will receive a digital certificate referencing the skills and experience gained  – a valuable addition to your CV and LinkedIn profile.

    Okay – so what do I have to do?

    We have designed each programme with the flexibility to be completed either fully online or in a blended mode that includes offline components; 1:1 support and dedicated workshops.

    The Year 1 programme: (‘Unpacking Opportunities’) and Year 2 programme (‘The Power of Networking’) open on 7th February and will be available for approximately 6 weeks. For those opting to complete their programme solely online, we estimate you will need to set aside approximately 2-3 hours per week to complete the programme. For those opting for the blended F2F / online programme – in addition to the online resources, you will be invited to attend the programme  introduction sessions, dedicated workshops, final programme sessions and to access 1:1 support from the MDXworks advisers.

    The year 3 programme: (‘Application Boost’) is a blend of tailored online resources, a programme of dedicated workshops running  through February-March and of course continued access to 1:1 support from the MDXworks advisers.

    Year 1: Unpacking Opportunities:

    This will focus on supporting you to research, identify and unpack career opportunities available that match your subject of study and personal interests – enabling you at this early stage of your studies to gain invaluable insight into the wider range of career options open to you with your degree.

    You will gain:

    • Problem-solving and research skills
    • Sector knowledge / industry awareness and opportunity pathways
    • Collaboration / team-working skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Emerging Professional Programme Certificate

    Option 1: Blended - online and face to face

    • Feb 7th, 10am - 11:30am
      • Induction session: intro to programme
      • Interactive workshop: research tips
    • 6th-8th March, Workshop: 'How to be a Presentation Guru'
    • 27th-29th March:
      • Presentation sessions (10 mins per group/individual)
      • Programme wrap-up (1 hour)

    Option 2: Online resources only

    • You will be asked to either upload a short 3 minute video on your research findings, or submit a short written reflection (approx. 500 words)

    Regardless of the option you choose, you will have access to online resources to help your research and presentation, and will be actively supported by MDXworks employability advisers through 1:1 appointments and group meetings.

    Make a positive difference to your future prospects and register on to Emerging Professional Programme: Year 1: Unpacking Opportunities today.

    Year 2: The Power of Networking

    The aim of this interactive programme will be to develop awareness of the various networking opportunities across specific sectors and how these can be accessed and engaged in by you to enhance your employer networks, potential opportunities and simply meet new people! We will work with you to develop your networking skills and confidence in articulation of skills, experience and aspirations.

    You will gain:

    • Networking skills
    • Networking: where? / why? / how to access?
    • Collaboration / team-working skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Confidence in developing in articulating your ‘personal brand’
    • Emerging Professional Programme Certificate

    Option 1: Blended: Online + Face-To-Face:

    • Feb 7th: 12 midday – 1.30pm
      1. Induction session: introduction to the programme
      2. Interactive workshop: The Power of Networking
    • 6th – 8th March: Workshop (1 hr): ‘Networking for the Nervous’
    • 27th – 29th March:
      1. Networking event with employers / staff / alumni
      2. Programme Wrap-Up

    Option 2: Online resources only

    1. You will have access to online resources to help you complete the research element of the ‘The Power of Networking’  programme  - some of the online tasks will be compulsory.
    2. You will be asked to either:
      1. Upload a 3 minute video on your research findings
      2. Submit a short written reflection (500-600 words)

    Regardless of the option you choose, you will have access to online resources to help your research and presentation, and will be actively supported by MDXworks employability advisers through 1:1 appointments and group meetings.

    Make a positive difference to your future prospects and register on to Emerging Professional Programme: Year 2: The Power of Networking today.

    Year 3: Application Boost

    Being ‘application-ready’ is vital as you transition from study into the world of work. The ‘Application Boost’ programme is an intensive series of exclusive workshops, 1:1 support and online resources. This will support you in building confidence in your articulation of skills, experience and aspirations in preparation for the variety of application processes that employers engage. The online components will include psychometric testing tools; job searching tools and skills assessment options.

    You will gain:

    • Clear set of objectives and tasks aligned to securing a graduate role
    • Application process skills
    • Confidence in articulation of skills, experience and aspirations
    • Interview and assessment centre training
    • Networking and Presentation skills
    • Workplace etiquette awareness
    • Emerging Professional Programme Certificate

    Blended: Online + Face-To-Face:

    • Feb 7th: 2pm – 3.30pm
      1. Induction session: introduction to the programme
      2. Workshop: Interactive Skills Assessment
    • Feb - Mar:  6 dedicated workshops (1hour)
    • 27th – 29th March: Programme Wrap-Up / On-Going support
    • You will have access to a range of online resources to help your research on the power of networking
    • You will be actively supported by MDXworks employability advisers through 1:1 appointments and group meetings

    Make a positive difference to your future prospects and register on to Emerging Professional Programme: Year 3: Application Boost today.

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