CAREER CATALYST

Kickstart your career preparation with CFG’s foundational career module.

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Discover the importance of internships in securing full-time employment
Learn how to craft a resume and cover letter
Find out how to respond to different interview questions
Uncover the importance of an elevator pitch

Career Catalyst (CFG1002) is a 2MC, CS/CU Unrestricted Elective Module:

This module will help students explore and plan for their careers holistically at an early stage of their undergraduate studies. It provides the opportunity for them to start thinking about their career interests and develop a roadmap of actionable items to achieve their career aspirations.

These includes strengthening their personal profile, planning their coursework, acquiring essential experiencesand competencies through internships, extra-curricular activities, overseas programmes and other forms of experiential learning.

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Through the module, students will pick up practical career tools such as writing an effective resume, acquiring good interview techniques, and developing an effective elevator pitch and a network of potential career connections.

An early focus on career readiness will help students get ahead in a competitive job market, since employers are increasingly converting their summer interns into full time employees to build their talent pipelines.

Industry relevance is an important component of this module, as Lecture 3 will feature guest speakers from different industries who will share recruiters’ perspectives on hiring trends and interviewing techniques.

The module consists of four lectures and two e-seminars over 6 weeks. Students will be equipped with essential skills and knowledge to make informed decisions on academic specialisations, personal growth and preferred career interests.

MODULE OUTLINE

 

Lecture 1: A Perspective on Multiple Career Pathways

  • Insights on employment and hiring trends based on Graduate Employment Survey
  • Planning your Career Roadmap
  • Creating your profile on TalentConnect

Lecture 2: Effective Resume and Cover Letter

  • Introduction to CAR statements
  • Structuring your resume
  • Drafting effective and targeted cover letters

Lecture 3: A Recruiter’s Perspective on Hiring Trends and Interview Preparation

  • Types of interviews and selection processes
  • How to prepare for interviews
  • Introduction to the interview response frameworks & techniques
  • Sharing of hiring trends by employers

E-learning video 1: Personal Branding and Elevator Pitch

  • Basics of personal branding
  • Crafting an elevator pitch
  • Creating and maintaining a professional online presence (example: LinkedIn)

Lecture 4: Networking and Professional Presentation

  • Developing networking skills and strategy
  • Projecting a positive image for career success
  • Activities on networking strategies and techniques

E-learning video 2: Excelling as an Intern

  • Importance of internships
  • Tips for being a super intern
  • Workplace behaviour




WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

“I recommend this module even if you have attended similar workshops or seminars before. It is essential to know what to write in your resume.”


Year 1 SoC student

"One of the more informational lectures thus far! Appreciated :)"


Year 1 FoS student

“This is a very meaningful and effective module! I really appreciate all the resources, insider information and advice CFG has shared. Thank you so much for planning this for us, and for putting in all the evenings for this module. ❤”


Year 1 FASS student

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