UCC CPD courses

Career Management Skills for the Food Sector FS6626

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  • Title

    Career Management Skills for the Food Sector FS6626

  • Code

    FS6626

  • College

    Science, Engineering and Food Science

  • Teaching Mode

    Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.

  • Qualifications

    CPD Module

  • Fees

    €625.00 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    • Candidates must be holders of an honours BSc degree, or equivalent qualification, in a discipline with a significant element Food or Agricultural Science, with a minimum of second class honours Grade 2 or equivalent. • Candidates should be concurrently registered (or intending to register) for a Research Degree programme (e.g. MRes, MSc or PhD). OR • Hold a level 9 or level 10 degree in a food science, nutrition, engineering or science related discipline and • Be currently working in a food, agri-food or related organisation on a developmental programme (for example a post-doctoral fellowship) as deemed appropriate by the programme Academic Director. See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    TBC

  • Credits

    5

  • Start Date

    TBC

Outline

 This module is designed to give researchers an insight into the management skills required for the employment in the food industry. Skills auditing, setting objectives, creative decision making, consultancy skills, dealing with controversy and career planning are all areas in which researchers could benefit from having a comprehensive understanding.

 

Module Content: Effective Objective Setting, identifying developmental needs for professional goals; Career planning: skills audits, self assessment, professional goal setting, breath of professional opportunities for postgraduates, strategies for the modern jobs marketplace, identifying employment opportunities; Presentation Skills, the tools and techniques of preparing and delivering effective presentations; clarifying your contribution and creative working/job hunting, social media; consultancy case study: how to make powerful arguments and present them with passion and conviction to a well informed audience who may have diametrically opposed views.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate self-awareness and the ability to identify one's own training needs, strengths and weaknesses
  • Understand how to initiate and build extensive professional networks - both online and offline, in a global economy
  • Develop techniques to foster creativity, innovation and communication
  • Promote the public understanding of your chosen interest group
  • Demonstrate improved interview skills. 

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Lectures (case studies, industry consultations, interactive exercises, competitions and presentations, group exercises).

Requirements

  • Candidates must be holders of an honours BSc degree, or equivalent qualification, in a discipline with a significant element Food or Agricultural Science, with a minimum of second class honours Grade 2 or equivalent.
  • Candidates should be concurrently registered (or intending to register) for a Research Degree programme (e.g. MRes, MSc or  PhD).

OR

  • Hold a level 9 or level 10 degree in a food science, nutrition, engineering or science related discipline and
  • Be currently working in a food, agri-food or related organisation on a developmental programme (for example a post-doctoral fellowship) as deemed appropriate by the programme Academic Director.

 

Fees and Costs

€625.00

How Do I Apply

 TBC 

 

  • To apply for this module please log on to the UCC APPLY page and create an account.  
  • Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo), copy of your degree parchment if not a previous UCC graduate.
  • An application fee of €35 will be payable on submission of your application via the same platform.

 

 

 

 

 

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