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 starting their professional lives by simulating all stages of the job application process.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • exhibit an understanding of typical information found in job advertisements
  • write a personalized CV
  • complete a job application form
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of the parts of and content found in a cover letter
  • exhibit basic knowledge of the stages of a standard job interview
  • utilize various interview strategies during a job interview related to answering common interview questions effectively
  • use body language effectively during a job interview
  • demonstrate adequate knowledge of professional terminology related to careers
Course Content In order to equip the students with the necessary skills and knowledge that they willl need when they start their professional lives, the course simulates the whole job application process, which entails finding a job advertisement in English, writing a CV, filling out a job application form, becoming familiar with cover letters, and finally being interviewed for a job. After these stages, the course then focuses on the skills and knowledge they will need in what comes after a job interview: following up and handling job offers and rejection.

 



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 Get an Idea: A Success Story -Introduction to the Course PPT -Pgs. 1-6
2 Unit 1 Get to Know Yourself: Researching YOU -Pgs. 7-15
3 Unit 2 Get Inside: Job Hunting -Pgs. 16-21 (Job Advertisements – 2 hrs.) -Pgs. 22-24 (Cold Calling – 1 hr.)
4 UUnit 2 continued Get Inside: Job Hunting -Pgs. 25-34 (Networking – 2 hrs.) -Pgs. 35-39 (Organizational Culture – 1 hr.)
5 Unit 3 Get Ready: Preparing Your Documents -Pgs. 40-52 (CVs pt. 1)
6 Unit 3 continued Get Ready: Preparing Your Documents -Pgs. 53-56 (CVs pt. 2 – 1 hr.) -Pgs. 57-61 (Job Application Forms – 2 hrs.)
7 Unit 3 continued Get Ready: Preparing Your Documents -Pgs. 62-72 (Cover Letters)
8 Unit 4 Get Ahead: Prepping for a Job Interview -Pgs. 73-88 - Job Interview Role Play practice (Personal Questions and Research Questions)
9 Unit 4 continued Get Ahead: Prepping for a Job Interview -Pgs. 89-100 (finishing the blue box at the top of page 101) -Pgs. 102-104 (First Impressions and Body Language – about 25 minutes) -Job Interview Role Play practice (Behavioral, Case, and Strategic Questions)
10 Midterm
11 Job Interview - Role Play (Assessed)
12 Unit 5 Get a Response: Following up -P. 101 -Final Job Interview practice with their updated CVs in pairs -Pgs. 105-112
13 Unit 6 Get What You Want: Handling Job Offers and Rejection -Pgs. 113-126 -Final Job Interview Practice
14 Review of the Semester
15 Job Interviews (Final Assessment)
16 Job Interviews (Final Assessment)

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Austin Ömürlü, H. (2019). Atlas: Putting your career on the map. (A. Yürekli, Ed.). Izmir: Izmir University of Economics.

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
Project
1
10
Seminar / Workshop
1
10
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
20
Final Exam
1
20
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
7
80
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
20
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical 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
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
5
Homework / Assignments
1
3
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
3
Seminar / Workshop
1
2
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
10
Final Exam
1
5
    Total
96

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science, Computer Science and Software Engineering; to be able to use theoretical and applied information in these areas on complex engineering problems.

2

To be able to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex Software Engineering problems; to be able to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.

3

To be able to design, implement, verify, validate, document, measure and maintain a complex software system, process, or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the requirements; ability to apply modern methods for this purpose.

4

To be able to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for analysis and solution of complex problems in software engineering applications; to be able to use information technologies effectively.

5

To be able to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex Software Engineering problems.

6

To be able to work effectively in Software Engineering disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; to be able to work individually.

7

To be able to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; to be able to author and comprehend written reports, to be able to prepare design and implementation reports, to be able to present effectively, to be able to give and receive clear and comprehensible instructions.

X
8

To have knowledge about global and social impact of engineering practices and software applications on health, environment, and safety; to have knowledge about contemporary issues as they pertain to engineering; to be aware of the legal ramifications of Engineering and Software Engineering solutions.

9

To be aware of ethical behavior, professional and ethical responsibility; to have knowledge about standards utilized in engineering applications.

10

To have knowledge about industrial practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; to have awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; to have knowledge about sustainable development.

11

To be able to collect data in the area of Software Engineering, and to be able to communicate with colleagues in a foreign language.

X
12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To recognize the need for lifelong learning; to be able to access information, to be able to stay current with developments in science and technology; to be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to Software Engineering.

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