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You're Hired Challenge

You're Hired Challenge involves a student undertaking three activities. Participants will be assessed on completing psychometric tests, interview and group exercise and provided with feedback on particular skills.


Outline of Activity

You're Hired Challenge involves a student undertaking three activities. Participants will be assessed on completing psychometric tests, interview and group exercise and provided with feedback on the following skills communicating orally, team working, problem solving, resilience and organisation.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the Challenge, participants will have a new confidence in their ability to apply to organisations using assessment centre selection tools.

  • Provide a practical insight into the way organisations select graduates and answer the what, why and how
  • Discover more about yourself and where your strengths lie so you have the ability to overcome these challenges and keep focused moving towards career goals
  • Support students to review performance and action plan to enhance your employability skills.

Assessment Details

Students will be required to complete three activities as part of the challenge and write a 500 word reflective account integrating their performance and reflection along with feedback from the assessors.

Three activities are two online Psychometric tests available on the Employability Portal, interview and group exercise.

Level of Commitment

    14 hours
    Preparation and completion of two psychometric tests5 hours
    Preparation for interview and group exercise using material on the Employability Portal/ Webinar5 hours
    On the day challenge2 - 3 hours
    Completion of 500 word reflection1 hour

Related Staff

Maria Curran

Employer Engagement Manager
Employability Business Services Unit
+44 28 9036 8423
m.curran@ulster.ac.uk
Connect with Maria: LinkedIn
02F01 - Jordanstown campus
  • Key responsibilities
    • Maria has responsibility for the School of Computing
    • She leads on employer engagement

Find out more about Maria Curran