HRMG445-18B (HAM)

Career Management and Development

20 Points

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Waikato Management School
Te Raupapa
Department of Strategy & Human Resource Management

Staff

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Convenor(s)

Lecturer(s)

Administrator(s)

: helena.wang@waikato.ac.nz
: lori.jervis@waikato.ac.nz
: sade.lomas@waikato.ac.nz

Placement Coordinator(s)

Tutor(s)

Student Representative(s)

Lab Technician(s)

Librarian(s)

: clive.wilkinson@waikato.ac.nz

You can contact staff by:

  • Calling +64 7 838 4466 select option 1, then enter the extension.
  • Extensions starting with 4, 5 or 9 can also be direct dialled:
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Paper Description

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This course is designed for senior undergraduate students who bring with them a wealth of experience and skills. You should anticipate some deep readings and lively discussions. This course is designed to ensure that you are learning to work as independently as possible while at the same time learning to recognise the value of group participation. Your independent work should ensure that you are a useful group member. Your classmates independent work should mean that you have a wealth of opinion at your disposal to test your ideas against. Make the most of this opportunity to practice the skills that will enhance your personal career. They are among the skills employers tell us that they are looking for in graduates. Do use the classroom situation to practice your communication and your social skills. Use your assignments to practice collecting and collating material, providing your views on the matter at hand, and presenting an item in a professional manner. To check if this course is for you and to be able to plan your semester, we have produced a detailed document setting out the course procedures.

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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught in a one four hour block lecture per week. These lectures are structured as a combination of information sharing (e.g., PowerPoint lecture) and student-based discussion. All discussions will be held in class. Students are required to prepare for class by reading the weekly articles and through small preparation tasks. The readings are linked through library ‘find reading lists’, and the preparation tasks will be assigned at the end of each lecture. In addition, between weeks two and four, students are required to attend a 45 minute career guidance session. This session is free, and is facilitated by a University careers guidance advisor. The guidance session is conducted on campus in the student centre. Course lecture notes are available each week from Moodle. All written assignments are to be submitted online through Moodle, and these will be electronically marked and returned.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • describe the employment environment within which careers are planned, managed, and developed
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  • compare and contrast the organisational advantages and disadvantages of traditional and contemporary career management and development models
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  • analyse and apply some of the tools available for individualised career management and development.
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  • develop a personalised career plan and consider the implication of career management for organisations
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Reflective Assignment One: Your Career Picture
20 Jul 2018
9:00 AM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Reflective Assignment Two: Your Career Guidance Session
13 Aug 2018
9:00 AM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Essay One: Compare and contrast traditional and contemporary career
27 Aug 2018
9:00 AM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Reflective Assignment Three: Reflecting on Career
8 Oct 2018
9:00 AM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Final In-class Test
12 Oct 2018
9:00 AM
20
  • In Class: In Lecture
6. Essay Two: Self selected topic
23 Oct 2018
9:00 AM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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There are several readings for each week. Please read these before class so you can follow the lecture and participate in class discussions. The reading list is organised according to topic and week. The required readings list can be found directly through:

https://waikato.rl.talis.com/lists/27916E63-9083-E963-F681-C8949F2FC96C.html

Alternatively, the reading list is available through the library home page: 'Find Reading List', the select HRMG445 list.

In addition, you will need to self-source journal articles for Reflective Assignment 3, and Essays 1 and 2.

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Online Support

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A paper version of the course outline is available on Moodle, along with lecture notes. All written assignments are to be electronically submitted through Moodle and will be electronically returned through Moodle.
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Workload

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The workload for this course involves four hours of lecture per week, three hours for reading the required articles (found through the library ‘find reading list’), and approximately two hours preparation tasks for each lecture. These tasks will be discussed at the end of each lecture. The remainder of the time is for students to prepare the assignments.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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This paper links with HRMG 242/342; 374/474; and 301/401.

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