Modern theoretical frameworks for careers and employment centre on the production of ‘career ready’ graduates, rather than simply ‘job ready’ graduates. This involves the systematic, strategic embedding of career development, employability and entrepreneurship throughout learning experiences.
Career development is a key component to supporting graduate success. We engage students with this important principle through career development learning, which involves learning about the content and process of career development or career management.
At JCU, career development learning can be embedded within core subjects across a degree from first year to final year, or integrated into Capstone and/or Work Integrated Learning subjects.
JCU Careers and Employment Service assists teaching staff with integration of online career development learning materials into curriculum, development of authentic assessment tasks, as well as course-specific career activities to support graduate success and lifelong learning.
JCU's Career Development Program consists of a suite of modules designed to assist students with their career development and transition into professional employment.
Contact the Careers and Employment team for support and advice.