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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.

Featured resource: Staying true to yourself

This week’s featured resource is a career story from female engineering academic, Sally Male, who challenges students to be true to themselves and their values, rather than trying to fit in with the norms. 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. https://developingemployability.edu.au/tools/career-story-stay-true-to-yourself/

Featured resource: Using opportunity awareness to get ahead in your career planning

This resource helps students to identify trends and challenges that could influence their future work and provides strategies to avoid ‘tunnel vision’. The strategy is known as ‘opportunity awareness’. The resource was co-developed by Andrew Johnson (Monash University) and Dawn Bennett (Curtin University, and includes an introductory video for educators. 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  

The new graduate capability: how to think for a living (employability redefined)

A new essay was shared this week in Campus Morning Mail from Developing EmployABILITY lead, Professor Dawn Bennett. The essay is titled ‘The new graduate capability: how to think for a living (employability redefined)‘. The essay forms part of Commissioning Editor Sally Kift’s series on what we need now in teaching and learning. You can find the article here.

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.

Calling all STEM educators – we need your help!

Developing EmployABILITY are currently leading a project to understand and better support STEM students’ thinking about their studies and their future work and we need your help! Engagement involves students completing an online tool with which they create a personalised employABILITY profile containing over 50 developmental resources. If whole cohorts are engaged, we will provide a cohort report to unpack with students. Ethical consents are in place and the team hopes to engage at least 10,000 STEM students in 2019. You might like to look at the student website, over 80 resources on the educator site, and a sample of the profile report created by students when they complete the tool. The initiative on which the study is based is known as EmployABILITY thinking. This is a metacognitive app...

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.

Call for interview/survey participants: NCSEHE 2019 Research Fellowship

NCSEHE 2019 Research Fellow Professor Sarah O’Shea is seeking contributions from practitioners and researchers working in the areas of careers, equity and outreach, or those who are interested in graduate employability. Participants can choose to complete a survey or interview as an element of the Fellowship project: ‘Mind the Gap!’ Exploring the post-graduation outcomes and employment mobility of individuals who are first in their family to complete a university degree. Please see the invitation from Sarah Below. This is an invitation to participate in research to address a gap in understanding of how equity students, particularly those who are the first in their family to attend university (FiF), experience entering employment after graduation, in increasingly competitive and shrinking e...

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.

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