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Graduate employability is a strategic focus for universities worldwide. Employment outcomes are not only highly publicised – in Australia they are directly linked to institutional funding.

Defining ‘employability’ is complex, yet it is often oversimplified to the development of certain skills and securing a job upon graduation.

However, a student’s journey is heavily influenced by entry pathways, personal resources, individual characteristics, as well as their chosen area of study.

In this lecture, Professor Denise Jackson will examine the relationship between graduate employability and a student’s professional identity, their experience, career self-management, confidence, capability, and social connectedness.

Professor Jackson will consider how we can impact long-term career outcomes, and how to best support diverse student cohorts in building employability, transitioning to work, and the challenges this presents.

In particular, the discussion will explore the role of Work-Integrated Learning, formal embedding of industry engagement in learning and assessment, and its potential benefits for different student groups.

Denise Jackson is the Director of Work-Integrated Learning in the School of Business and Law, at ECU. 

Free to attend, please register on the trybooking website. For further information please call 6304 2011.

Location

ECU, Building 32 Lecture Theatre
Edith Cowan University, 270 Joondalup Drive
Joondalup WA 6027
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