The Successful Graduate Course
Duration: 20 hours
Materials: Text, Videos, Infographics, Quizzes
Focus: Master the graduate job application lifecycle. Used to support graduate outcome, student acquisition and retention strategies.
Takeaways: LinkedIn microcredential, Workbook and Certificate
What is the Successful Graduate Course about?
The Successful Graduate Course consists of 10 online modules in total, with 4 – 5 units per module. Students can take the course on any device at their own pace. Each module is designed to help them prepare the actual building blocks for their job application process, from learning about who they are, to their very first day in a new job. The course is designed to be part of a package of online courses that are offered to students through a co-branded employability training platform, custom-built to support the value proposition of your institution.
We specialise in the production and delivery of unique employability training websites that comply with client brand guidelines. These sites provide ongoing student engagement with your brand and our award-winning content.
This course complements our other award-winning courses that we deliver to your students under your brand.
Consider your Successful Graduate platform as a plug-in that adds employability to your student value proposition.
Modules 1 - 3
Students are a unique combination of skills and attributes. Exploring their personality helps them to understand their hard skills, soft skills, strengths, attitudes, behaviours and values. This understanding will help them to speak more freely and easily about who they are and help them assess what types of organisations they really want to work for.
THE PATH TO SUCCESS
Using their improved self-awareness, students now learn how to unpack a position description or advertised position. They prepare the components required for job applications – bespoke resumes, cover letters, targeted selection criteria responses and how to pitch their own unique value proposition to employers. They learn about different recruitment techniques, how to navigate Applicant Tracking Systems and how to develop the soft skills of confidence and resilience.
Networking is about tapping into the hidden job market. Up to 80% of graduate positions are not formally advertised. In this section of the course, students develop a LinkedIn profile and learn how to connect with potential employers, both online and in person.
Modules 4 - 7
Social media screening is a common practice for hiring managers. Students learn how to create a positive social media presence to support their job search.
FROM JOB APPLICATION TO INTERVIEW
These days, interviews can happen in all kinds of ways; in-person, online, or with AI video. We look at the main goals of an interviewer and how students can best prepare. We build student confidence by introducing techniques that connect their voices with their thoughts. Video based interview exercises prepare students for the most common interview questions, and deliver a technique that helps them to answer the most difficult questions.
Modules 8 - 10
NEGOTIATING + STARTING WORK
Many students are unfamiliar with starting salary expectations. They research salary ranges, prepare a budget for their annual expenses, and develop an understanding about what package components may be open to negotiation. Once they have secured a job offer, students then learn about workplace behaviours, how to manage tax and superannuation, and how to navigate any probationary periods.
At the end of the course, students work through a course checklist, ensuring that they have passed all quizzes, and then proceed to download their course certificate. We provide instructions on how to load their certificate and our LinkedIn microcredential to their LinkedIn profile, signalling to employers that they are job-ready.
Many customers on-board their future or commencing students to their Successful Graduate platform, introducing employability skills from the start of their student journey.
You can choose our different courses for different cohorts. We can even customise your training materials to suit industries and faculties.
Imagine the power of every student at your institution being taught Successful Graduate employability skills. We are focused on giving you that power through scale.
Robust Course Design
Our course writers are dedicated industry professionals. We only work with course writers who have been there and worked directly with students as international education staff, qualified careers counsellors and academics. You can rest easy, assured that their materials are blended into professional videos, infographics, course workbooks and quizzes that are designed to maximise student learning and outcome. Successful Graduate has been awarded as a global finalist for multiple employability awards. Remember, our mission is to help students enter the world of work faster, while reaching their potential. All courses offer flexible learning frameworks and are WCAG compliant.
Would you prefer course content that suits a particular industry? Are your students preparing for a work integrated learning placement? Do you have your own material that you want to be embedded into our course templates? We provide course customisation to suit your needs.
The education technology industry has spawned some amazing opportunities for education providers. At Successful Graduate, we have focused upon delivering high quality, best practice employability learning materials, and delivering them under the brand of each of our education industry customers. Students are encouraged to upload their course certificates and our Successful Graduate Certifications to their LinkedIn profile. As the edtech industry matures, we remain at the forefront of Microcredentialling recognition and policy development, to the benefit of your students.