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Developing a Professional Identity

The development of a professional identity can support you with career planning in an era of digital disruption whilst improving your work experience and job prospects.


Outline of Activity

Regardless of how hard we try, the reality is that the world of work is changing on a global scale. Existing job roles will shift to meet the demands of new work environments, and these shifts will vary across industries, businesses and employees. The development of a professional identity can support you with career planning in an era of digital disruption whilst improving your work experience and job prospects.

Learning Outcomes

*This activity is only available to students if it is delivered to your class*

Successful students will be able to:

  • Appreciate the importance of career ownership and the career planning process
  • Identify and articulate their own transferable skills and professional competencies
  • Adopt professional standards and behaviours in an online professional context
  • Develop a career management strategy in the context of labour market opportunities and challenges.

Assessment Details

100% Coursework Students develop a Professional LinkedIn Profile.

Assessment and feedback will be managed using Blackboard Learn.

Level of Commitment

50 hours to include:

Lecture

3 hours

Independent Study (including assessment)

47 hours

Related Staff

Cathy Moore

Employability & Careers Consultant
Employability Curriculum Unit
+44 28 9036 8879
c.moore1@ulster.ac.uk
Connect with Cathy: LinkedIn
02F02 - Jordanstown campus
  • Key responsibilities
    • Cathy is responsible for supporting students within School of Law, Belfast School of Art, Dept of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Dept of Management Leadership and Marketing, Dept of Hospitality and Tourism Management
    • She leads on the alumni mentoring programme

Find out more about Cathy Moore