COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
English for Career Development
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ENG 410
Fall
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
 To be a senior (4th year) student
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to prepare our students for starting their professional lives by simulating all stages of the job application process.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • analyze typical information found in job advertisements to determine if the position is right for them
  • write a personalized CV
  • acquire general knowledge of the type of information requested in job application forms
  • write a cover letter by using appropriate content and language
  • utilize various interview strategies effectively during a job interview
  • acquire general knowledge of the content and style of professional follow-up emails
  • apply their basic knowledge of how to handle job offers and rejection, including accepting, declining, and negotiating
  • utilize professional terminology in various contexts related to the job application process
Course Description This course is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge that they will need when they start their professional lives. The course simulates all stages of the job application process, including topics like finding job openings, CVs, job application forms, cover letters, job interviews, and following up, as well as handling job offers and rejection.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Introductory Unit Get an Idea: A Success Story - internal / external factors of success Introduction to the Course PPT -Introductory Unit pgs. 1-6
2 Unit 1 Get to Know Yourself: Researching YOU - personality, skills, SWOT analysis Unit 1 pgs. 7-15
3 Unit 2 Get Inside: Job Hunting - job advertisements, cold calling, Project Unit 2 pgs. 16-24
4 Unit 2 continued Get Inside: Job Hunting - networking, organizational culture Unit 2 pgs. 25-39
5 Unit 3 Get Ready: Preparing Your Documents -CVs Unit 3 pgs. 40-52
6 Unit 3 continued Get Ready: Preparing Your Documents - CVs Homework / Assignment Unit 3 pgs. 53-56
7 Unit 3 continued Get Ready: Preparing Your Documents - cover letters, job application forms Unit 3 pgs. 57-60, 62-72
8 Unit 4 Get Ahead: Prepping for a Job Interview -interview types, interview stages, small talk, personal/research/behavioral questions - Presentation / Jury Unit 4 pgs. 73, 75-91
9 Unit 4 continued Get Ahead: Prepping for a Job Interview - case / strategic questions, first impressions and body language Unit 4 pgs. 89-99, 102-103
10 Unit 4 continued Get Ahead: Prepping for a Job Interview - interview questions about CVs, job interview practice Unit 4 pgs. 101, 104
11 Revision + midterm (job interview)
12 Unit 5 Get a Response: Following up - professional email essentials, follow-up emails Unit 5 pgs. 105-112
13 Unit 6 Get What You Want: Handling Job Offers and Rejection -accepting / declining / negotiating a job offer, salary negotiations, dealing with rejection Unit 6 pgs. 113-126
14 Review of the Semester
15 -
16 Final Exam
Course Notes/Textbooks

Austin Ömürlü, H. (2019). Atlas: Putting your career on the map. (A. Yürekli, Ed.). Izmir: Izmir University of Economics. (in-house)

Suggested Readings/Materials

www.mynextmove.org

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
-
-
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
-
-
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
15
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
1
10
Seminar / Workshop
-
-
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
25
Final Exam
1
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
5
80
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
20
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
14
2
28
Field Work
-
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
-
-
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
6
Presentation / Jury
1
5
Project
1
6
Seminar / Workshop
-
-
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
8
Final Exams
1
9
    Total
110

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge of industrial design, and to apply it to a variety of products, services and systems from conventional industries to urban scale with innovative and sustainable approaches

2

To be able to communicate design concepts and proposals for solutions, which are supported with quantitative and qualitative data, to specialists and non-specialists through visual, written, and oral means

3

To be able to equipped with the related theoretical and methodological knowledge of engineering, management, and visual communication that is required for interdisciplinary characteristic of industrial design; and to collaborate with other disciplines, organizations, or companies

4

To be able to equipped with the knowledge of history and theory of design, arts and crafts; and culture of industrial design

5

To be able to equipped with social, cultural, economic, environmental, legal, scientific and ethical values in the accumulation, interpretation and/or application of disciplinary information and to employ these values regarding different needs

6

To be able to develop contemporary approaches individually and as a team member to solve today’s problems in the practice of industrial design

7

To be able to define design problems within their contexts and circumstances, and to propose solutions for them within the discipline of industrial design considering materials, production technologies and ergonomics

8

To be able to use digital information and communication technologies, physical model making techniques and machinery, at an adequate level to the discipline of industrial design

9

To be able to employ design research and methods within the theory and practice of industrial design

10

To be able to recognize the need and importance of a personal lifelong learning attitude towards their chosen specialization area within the industrial design field

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of industrial design and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1)

12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest