Written in response to the pressures on universities to produce highly skilled and work-ready graduates and intended to map across a three year business course, this book contains the study and employability skills students need to succeed as a business student and graduate, from essential study, presentation and leadership skills to practical advice on getting that all-important job after university. Hands-on learning aids offer exercises for group work and self-study.
Readers can expect the book to:
Help them adapt to a new culture and environment by setting out what is expected and what they can expect at university
Help them bridge the gap between school and university by developing essential study skills such as critical thinking and time management
Help them develop transferable skills that are sought after by employers including presentation skills, leadership skills and commercial awareness
Give them practical advice on getting that all-important job after university with chapters on CV writing, job hunting, interviewing and networking, among others
The book is full of examples drawing on the author's own personal experience with the final chapter offering words of advice from current graduates and employees working in lots of different sectors all over the world - including US, Europe, China and the UK.
The book is complemented by a companion website featuring a range of tools and resources for lecturers and students, including an instructor manual and PowerPoint slides, answers and guidance on skills assessment tasks, templates and examples to download as well as additional chapter content on topics such as plagarism and essay writing.
Suitable for all students taking a business degree.
Introduction PART 1: LIFE AT UNIVERSITY Chapter 1: Studying at University Chapter 2: Personal Development and Learning PART 2: LEARNING HOW TO STUDY Chapter 3: Time Management Chapter 4: Critical Thinking Chapter 5: Teaching Methods at University PART 3: UNIVERSITY ASSESSMENT Chapter 6: General Principles of Assessment at University Chapter 7: Writing Assignments and Dissertations Chapter 8: Examinations at University PART 4: EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS Chapter 9: Presentation Skills Chapter 10: Team-Working Chapter 11: Leading Others Chapter 12: Communicating Effectively Chapter 13: Developing Cross-Cultural Awareness Chapter 14: Problem Solving and Creativity PART 5: UNDERSTANDING EMPLOYEE SELECTION Chapter 15: Understanding Employee Selection Chapter 16: CVs and Application Forms Chapter 17: Selection Interviews Chapter 18: Psychometric Tests and Assessment Centres Chapter 19: Alternative Options after Graduation Chapter 20: Conclusion: Skills and Employability