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Featured Resource: How do I develop my support networks?

‘How do I develop my support networks?‘ is the fourth and final resource in our Enhancing Resilience series. Developed by Margo Brewer and Dawn Bennett, this resource is designed to help students recognise the importance of having a sense of connection, belonging and support during their studies. This is important because students’ support networks are a key resource when their resilience is challenged. EmployABILITY resources are shared via a Creative Commons license. If you haven’t signed up yet, become a member here. To learn more about the Developing EmployABILITY process, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.

Featured Resource: How to deal with stress

It’s a good time of year to focus on stress! Many students in the Southern hemisphere are in the midst of exams, whilst Northern hemisphere students are adjusting to the new academic year. This week’s feature resource, How to deal with stress, is from our new Enhancing Resilience series. The resource will help students to manage stress and understand the positive role that stress can play in their lives.   EmployABILITY resources are shared via a Creative Commons license. You can become a member here. To learn more about Developing EmployABILITY, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.  

Featured Resource: Career Story – Finding your niche

This week’s featured resource is a career story from Dr Demelza Ireland, a biomedical scientist and educator. Ireland focuses on internal drivers and how these can be combined to create an intrinsic definition of career success. Demelza’s career story is a great resource for students to understand the importance of being open to experiences and finding a ‘career niche’ that combines all their interests. The story was prepared by UWA undergraduate biomedical science student Emily Bennett. EmployABILITY resources are shared via a Creative Commons license. If you haven’t signed up yet, become a member here. To learn more about the Developing EmployABILITY process, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.

New STEM resource lists

STEM employability activities and resources for students are often behind firewalls. We have created 5 lists of accessible STEM resources for secondary students, university students, career counsellors and parents. We would like to thank everyone who helped us to put this together! STEM resources for junior secondary Students (years 7-9) STEM resources for senior secondary students (years 10-12) STEM resources for university students STEM resources for careers counsellors STEM resources for parents and carers  

Featured Resource: Create a high achieving group

This week’s employABILITY thinking feature helps students to Create a high achieving group and is the very first resource we have developed as an interactive form. Look out for more interactive resources for students in the coming weeks. The resource is great for students who need to form teams or undertake group assignments. It helps them to increase their self-awareness and positions teamwork as something we all use as professionals. EmployABILITY resources are shared via a Creative Commons license. If you haven’t signed up yet, become a member here. To learn more about the Developing EmployABILITY process, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.

Featured Resource: Elevator Pitch

The ability to build and sustain networks can make the difference between a good career and a great career. However, many people avoid networking or feel shy when meeting new people because they do not know what to say about themselves. The elevator pitch is a short statement that summarises what we do and how we might meet the needs of other people. This tool guides students through the process of developing an initial pitch. EmployABILITY resources are shared via a Creative Commons license. If you haven’t signed up yet, become a member here. To learn more about the Developing EmployABILITY process, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.

Featured resource: Building positive relationships in life and work

This week’s featured resource, ‘Building positive relationships in life and work’, tackles the elements of teamwork and how students can develop their teamwork abilities. People rarely work in isolation; rather, they operate as part of a team or multiple teams. Because of this, the success of any business or project depends to some extent on the teamwork of its people. If students want to develop their career opportunities, knowing how to work effectively in a team is essential. EmployABILITY resources are shared via a Creative Commons license. If you haven’t signed up yet, become a member here. To learn more about the Developing EmployABILITY process, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.  

Featured resource: What’s your mission?

How you would like to be remembered? This week’s featured resource, What’s your mission?, challenges students to think about what is important to them. EmployABILITY resources are shared via a Creative Commons license. If you haven’t signed up yet, become a member here. To learn more about the Developing EmployABILITY process, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.

Featured resource: What’s that image?

Do your students know why you are asking them to learn what’s in the curriculum? This week’s featured resource, What’s that image?, is a 10-minute activity that helps students establish the relevance of their learning to their future lives and careers. This resource was contributed by Lisa Tee (Curtin University). EmployABILITY resources are shared via a Creative Commons license. If you haven’t signed up yet, become a member here. To learn more about the Developing EmployABILITY process, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.

Featured resource: Turning on the career light

Use this week’s featured resource, Turning on the career light, to run a workshop with students or faculty. The workshop challenges participants to find the literal and metaphorical meanings in everyday objects and to relate these meanings to their experiences and future work. The workshop is very easy to run and everyday objects are literally just that, so very little preparation is needed. EmployABILITY resources are shared via a Creative Commons license. If you haven’t signed up yet, become a member here. To learn more about the Developing EmployABILITY process, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.

Featured resource: What’s your persona?

In this week’s featured resource, What’s your persona?, students learn to articulate their work and personal personae, which they can “try on” for an oral presentation, industry visit or placement. EmployABILITY resources are shared via a Creative Commons license. If you haven’t signed up yet, become a member here. To learn more about the Developing EmployABILITY process, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.

Featured resource: What are your employability strengths?

What are your employability strengths? asks students to reflect on their strengths and areas for development, including which strengths are most valued in their intended profession. The metacognitive aspects of this resource lie in students’ self-reflection and their research on the profession. All members of the Developing EmployABILITY community have access to the resources. If you haven’t signed up yet, become a member here. EmployABILITY resources are shared via a Creative Commons license. To learn more about the Developing EmployABILITY process, join the conversation at our Community of Practice on LinkedIn.

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