CAREER 100/100G : Crafting your Career


2023 Semester Two (1235) (15 POINTS)

Course Prescription

What is employability? The world of work is changing rapidly. Crafting your Career uses project-based, collaborative, problem-solving exercises to assist students in readying themselves for life after the degree. The course aims to build students’ work-readiness by enhancing their understanding of a variety of workplaces, while developing the skills employers regard as essential to career success.

Course Overview

Employability is more than just crafting a good CV and doing well in an interview. It is about continuous reflection on skills, strengths, values and career interests and connecting these to work that is right for each individual.  Designed to complement and expand on the skills students are developing in their subject-based courses, the specific goals of this course are to;

• further develop  skills, awareness and confidence in preparation for securing a good job after graduation
• enhance employability to set students up for success throughout their career

• introduce students to a ‘real life’ problem-solving challenge in partnership with a local organisation
Through a combination of lectures and workshops the course unpacks and applies the key skills research informs us are key to current and future job success. It also covers self-awareness, self-reflection and communication skills to ensure students are well equipped for both the job search process and life on the job.

By completing this course students will give themselves the best possible chance of succeeding as you develop their career.

Course Requirements

Prerequisite: 60 points passed Restriction: ARTSGEN 102, POPLHLTH 300, 302

Capabilities Developed in this Course

Capability 1: Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice
Capability 2: Critical Thinking
Capability 4: Communication and Engagement
Capability 5: Independence and Integrity
Capability 6: Social and Environmental Responsibilities
Graduate Profile: Bachelor of Arts

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Understand and apply the employability mind-set for job seeking and career development (Capability 5.1, 5.2 and 6.3)
  2. Understand and apply the broad range of transferrable skills developed in the process of completing a degree and connect these to the key skills sought after in the job market (Capability 4.1, 4.2 and 5.2)
  3. Develop greater self-awareness and apply self-reflective methods to learn from experience (Capability 2.1, 2.3 and 5.2)
  4. Gain confidence in communicating key skills and strengths to potential employers (Capability 4.2, 4.3 and 6.3)
  5. Begin crafting a future career around values, strengths and interests as well as skills and knowledge (Capability 1.2, 5.2 and 6.3)


Assessment Type Percentage Classification
Assessment one: Check your understanding quiz 5% Individual Test
Assessment two: CV analysis panel report 20% Group & Individual Coursework
Assessment three: Empathy map summary 10% Group Coursework
Assessment four: Ideation summary 10% Group Coursework
Assessment five: Presentation 30% Group & Individual Coursework
Assessment six: Project profile/poster 10% Individual Coursework
Assessment seven: CV section or interview question response 15% Individual Coursework

Workload Expectations

This course is a standard 15 point course and students are expected to spend 10 hours per week involved in each 15 point course that they are enrolled in.

For this course, students can expect 3 hours of lectures/workshops, 3 hours of reading and thinking about the content and 4 hours of work on assignment preparation.  The lecture/workshop breakdown is as follows;

Lectures and workshops: one 50 minute weekly lecture and an additional 100 minute weekly workshop following the lecture.  The lecture is designed to introduce the course content and the workshops will focus on interactive activities to apply skills and knowledge. 

Delivery Mode

Campus Experience

This course is offered only as Campus Experience only in 2023
Attendance is expected at scheduled activities including workshops to receive credit for components of the course.
Lectures will be available as recordings. The two-hour weekly workshop sessions will not be available as recordings as they are practical activity-based sessions. In some cases assessment will take place in workshop time.
The activities for the course are scheduled as a standard weekly delivery.

Learning Resources

Course materials are made available in a learning and collaboration tool called Canvas which also includes reading lists and lecture recordings (where available).

Please remember that the recording of any class on a personal device requires the permission of the instructor.

Essential Resources: There is no textbook for this course. All the weekly essential readings and resource sheets are available on Canvas. 

Optional Resources: For students who want to delve deeper there are also weekly optional readings/videos/podcasts from a variety of sources. These can be accessed via Canvas.

Student Feedback

At the end of every semester students will be invited to give feedback on the course and teaching through a tool called SET or Qualtrics. The lecturers and course co-ordinators will consider all feedback and respond with summaries and actions.

Your feedback helps teachers to improve the course and its delivery for future students.

Class Representatives in each class can take feedback to the department and faculty staff-student consultative committees.

CAREER 100/100G ran for the first time in semester 2, 2020 and student feedback has been used to modify course content and assessments .

Academic Integrity

The University of Auckland will not tolerate cheating, or assisting others to cheat, and views cheating in coursework as a serious academic offence. The work that a student submits for grading must be the student's own work, reflecting their learning. Where work from other sources is used, it must be properly acknowledged and referenced. This requirement also applies to sources on the internet. A student's assessed work may be reviewed against online source material using computerised detection mechanisms.

Class Representatives

Class representatives are students tasked with representing student issues to departments, faculties, and the wider university. If you have a complaint about this course, please contact your class rep who will know how to raise it in the right channels. See your departmental noticeboard for contact details for your class reps.

Inclusive Learning

All students are asked to discuss any impairment related requirements privately, face to face and/or in written form with the course coordinator, lecturer or tutor.

Student Disability Services also provides support for students with a wide range of impairments, both visible and invisible, to succeed and excel at the University. For more information and contact details, please visit the Student Disability Services’ website

Well-being always comes first
We all go through tough times during the semester, or see our friends struggling. There is lots of help out there - for more information, look at this Canvas page, which has links to various support services in the University and the wider community.

Special Circumstances

If your ability to complete assessed coursework is affected by illness or other personal circumstances outside of your control, contact a member of teaching staff as soon as possible before the assessment is due.

If your personal circumstances significantly affect your performance, or preparation, for an exam or eligible written test, refer to the University’s aegrotat or compassionate consideration page

This should be done as soon as possible and no later than seven days after the affected test or exam date.

Learning Continuity

In the event of an unexpected disruption, we undertake to maintain the continuity and standard of teaching and learning in all your courses throughout the year. If there are unexpected disruptions the University has contingency plans to ensure that access to your course continues and course assessment continues to meet the principles of the University’s assessment policy. Some adjustments may need to be made in emergencies. You will be kept fully informed by your course co-ordinator/director, and if disruption occurs you should refer to the university website for information about how to proceed.

Student Charter and Responsibilities

The Student Charter assumes and acknowledges that students are active participants in the learning process and that they have responsibilities to the institution and the international community of scholars. The University expects that students will act at all times in a way that demonstrates respect for the rights of other students and staff so that the learning environment is both safe and productive. For further information visit Student Charter


Elements of this outline may be subject to change. The latest information about the course will be available for enrolled students in Canvas.

In this course students may be asked to submit coursework assessments digitally. The University reserves the right to conduct scheduled tests and examinations for this course online or through the use of computers or other electronic devices. Where tests or examinations are conducted online remote invigilation arrangements may be used. In exceptional circumstances changes to elements of this course may be necessary at short notice. Students enrolled in this course will be informed of any such changes and the reasons for them, as soon as possible, through Canvas.

Published on 01/11/2022 07:18 a.m.