The Professional Geographer is a high-level skills practical module. The module aims to help students understand the changing nature of work, the dynamic and diverse labour market for geography graduates and to develop skills, knowledge and experience to successfully identify and pursue career suitable paths. By working with internal and external experts (people from industry) students will develop academic knowledge and professional skills. Lectures will be complemented with interactive workshops and practical sessions that will enable students to reflect on and develop different aspects of career development and employability. For example, identifying potential jobs and career trajectories, preparing personal statements and applications, developing traditional resumes as well as a web-presence and successfully negotiating interviews and assessment centres.
Students will complete a series of professional development tasks throughout the semester and complete a professional development reflection and labour market entry plan.