OverviewThe purpose of this presentation is to understand how and what you should be doing when transitioning from student to graduate in this lecture series.
SummaryWill you be soon graduating from your civil engineering course, or just starting out in industry then ICE wants to help you through your studies and beyond. Joining ICE as a student member and later converting to a graduate member helps you to build your future in civil engineering with ICE supporting you along the way. Benefits of ICE membership is immense; student support, career advice, resources to help you learn about the industry, grow your network and the chance to meet other civil engineers.
Stepping into the working world can be nerve-wracking – job-related questions haunt you late at night, with thoughts like “Can ICE help me ? Who do I see ? Does my resume look decent ? How do I select a company to work for ? Did I prepare well for my job interview ? What should I wear ? How do I identify a mentor ?”. The working world is undoubtedly a new playing field but there’s no need to stress as the THURSDAY LECTURE SERIES will focus on exactly that.
Workshop Sessions and dates:
WORKSHOP 1 - Thursday, 20th May 2021 @ 6pm – 7.30pm
This session will be an introduction to the benefits of ICE membership, the readily available support at your region for students and fresh grads, how to accelerate your career development & how to tap available ICE resources to help give you a head start right from uni.
WORKSHOP 2 - Thursday, 27th May 2021 @ 6pm – 7.30pm
Your CV is the first impression that a prospective employer gets of you, so it needs to be a carefully composed document. In this workshop, you will learn how to produce an effective CV that will give you a better chance of being successful in your search for a job. The second half of the workshop will focus on critical success factors for effective interviewing.
WORKSHOP 3 - Thursday, 3rd June 2021 @ 6pm – 7.30pm
Focus will be on the fastest and easiest way to get enough information about a company to avoid interview mistakes and make a great first impression. Workshop will also look at importance of company research, tips on using the Internet and tapping your network to gain information and insight that'll improve your interview answers—and help you ask the right questions.
WORKSHOP 4 - Thursday, 10th June 2021 @ 6pm – 7.30pm
Initial professional development (IPD) is where you develop the special skills, knowledge and experience that help you to become professionally qualified. Your IPD is measured against a set of 'attributes', which you can achieve in three stages; Knowledge, Experience & Ability. IPD Online helps you record evidence, manage your training, get it reviewed and track your progress at a quick glance.