At the International Study Centre we care about your academic success, as well as your career once you graduate. With your future career in mind, we have integrated a new CareerAhead service into our International Foundation Year courses. At the Leeds International Study Centre, you can combine academic skills with real life experience.
CareerAhead is designed to give you a head start in today’s competitive graduate employment market by helping you become a confident, highly skilled and employable graduate. We will guide you towards making the right choices and using your time at Leeds Beckett University productively, so that you can maximise your chances of success in the competitive job market. As a student at the Leeds International Study Centre, you are able to access all of our services.
During the first semester of your academic course at the International Study Centre you will complete a skills assessment questionnaire, similar to the one used by graduate employers. This will help you think about the skills you already have, such as planning and organising. The results will form the basis of your personal career development plan. This plan will give you a better understanding of your employability.
As part of your academic course you will get an opportunity to develop key employability skills, such as leadership and organisation, that can easily be transferred to a professional working environment. You will develop the skills to write a CV and a personal statement that will make you stand out from the crowd, and you will be able to improve your presentation and interview skills too. We will also work with you in the classroom, small groups and on an individual basis, to build your personal career development plan – a unique set of assignments that are relevant to your chosen career.
Leeds Beckett University is renowned for its employability skills. During your degree course at University, you will complete the assignments set out in your personal career development plan. This will ensure that you graduate with the right skills to secure a fantastic job in your chosen future career.
"Students are encouraged to work things out for themselves. We include challenging and imaginative tasks that will engage students and support their learning process."
Maths and Physics tutor at the International Study Centre