ENG 410 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
English for Career Development
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ENG 410
Fall
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to prepare our students for the job application process they will experience after graduation as well as for their work life.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • write a personalized CV
  • write a cover letter
  • exhibit an understanding of typical information found in job advertisements
  • complete a job application form
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of common job interview questions
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of the parts of a job interview
  • utilize various interview strategies during a job interview related to making small talk and answering interview questions effectively
  • using body language effectively during a job interview
  • demonstrate adequate knowledge of professional jargon related to careers
Course Content In order to equip the students with necessary skills for the processes they will be faced following graduation, the course simulates the whole job application process which entails finding a job ad announcement, writing a CV and a cover letter for the ad they find, and finally being interviewed for the job. Assuming that they have successfully passed their interviews, the course then focuses on the skills and knowledge they will need in their work environment.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introductory Unit: What is Success?
2 Unit 1: Career Planning & self Exploration / 1. Know Thyself - 2. Set Career Goals
3 Unit 2: Applying for a job or Graduate Study / 1. Choosing the right job
4 Unit 2: Applying for a job or Graduate Study / 2. Preparing Application Documents - a. The CV-looking at different types of CV
5 Unit 2: Applying for a job or Graduate Study / 2. Preparing Application Documents - b. The Cover Letter
6 Unit 2: Applying for a job or Graduate Study / 2. Preparing Application Documents - c. The Application Form
7 Unit 3: Interviews / 1. Before the interview
8 Unit 3: Interviews / 2. On the interview day - 3. During the interview - 4. After the interview
9 Catch-up and Review week
10 Midterm
11 Job Interview - Role Play (Assessed)
12 Unit 4: On the job / 1. Things you need to know - a. The corporate culture, b. Cultural differences, c. Ethics at the workplace
13 Unit 4: On the job / 2. Skills you need to have - a. Socializing
14 Unit 4: On the job / 2. Skills you need to have - b. Writing emails, follow up e-mails
15 Job Interviews (Final Assessment)
16 Job Interviews (Final Assessment)

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

The Compass "setting Sail for Successful Careers". (2016). Ankara: Nüans Publishing

Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
1
5
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
15
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
1
10
Seminar / Workshop
1
10
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
20
Final / Oral Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
7
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
10
2
Field Work
1
1
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
5
Homework / Assignments
1
3
Presentation / Jury
1
5
Project
1
3
Seminar / Workshop
1
2
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
10
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
97

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1 Adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science and Software Engineering; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve Software Engineering problems
2 Ability to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex Software Engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose
3 Ability to design, implement, verify, validate, measure and maintain a complex software system, process or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern methods for this purpose
4 Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for Software Engineering practice
5 Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating Software Engineering problems
6 Ability to work efficiently in Software Engineering disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of two foreign languages
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself
9 Awareness of professional and ethical responsibility
10 Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development
11 Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of Software Engineering solutions

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest