SEE4000 Professional Development

** This course is applicable to SEE undergraduate students (Cohort 2020 and onward) **

SEE4000 Professional Development

I.  Course Overview

Course Code and Title SEE4000 Professional Development
Aims
  • Ensure SEE students receive work experience upon graduation
  • Motivate students to think about career path earlier
  • Help students identify their interests, strengths and weaknesses
  • Increase students’ maturity and broaden their horizons
  • Enhance employability
Graduation Requirement As a School Requirement, SEE undergraduate students MUST complete the course, namely SEE4000 Professional Development, in order to graduate.
Credit Units 0
Who are required to take SEE4000?

SEE undergraduate students (Cohort 2020 and onward)

+++ In academic year 2021/22, students listed below are required to take SEE4000. +++
Cohort (Admission Type) Normal Study Period Year of Study in 2021/22
2020 (Advanced Standing I) 3 years Year 3
2020 (Normative 4-Year Degree) 4 years Year 2
2021 (Advanced Standing I) 3 years Year 2
What components in SEE4000?

(1)  8-hour Career Training Workshops
AND
(2)  160-hour Professional Development

When to start taking SEE4000? Students should start taking SEE4000 Professional Development from their Year-2 study until graduation.
How to complete SEE4000? STEP 1: 8-hour Career Training Workshops
STEP 2: 160-hour Professional Development
STEP 3: Submission of Evidence

 

II.  8-hour Career Training Workshops

  • SEE will arrange a series of Career Training Workshops for students throughout Semesters A and B.
  • Students are required to attend the COMPULSORY Career Training Workshops in their Year-2 study.
  • Schedule of the workshops will be announced by email, with the ones delivered in academic year 2021/22 appended below.
  • Absence in the workshops will hinder graduation.

Schedule in 2021/22:

Semester Workshop Title Hours Date & Time
A Smarten Up Your Career Plan 1.5 21 September 2021 (Tuesday)
10:00 – 11:30 am
A Enhancing Your Employability 1.5 28 September 2021 (Tuesday) 
10:00 – 11:30 am
B Writing a Winning CV 1.5
To be announced
B Mock Individual Interview 2
B Working Smart on Your Internship 1.5

 

III.  160-hour Professional Development

  • The Professional Development experience, namely internship, volunteering or equivalent experience, should be relevant to energy, environment, and/or sustainability.
  • The Professional Development can be either paid or unpaid position, as well as voluntary work for an NGO.
  • Students are allowed to gain 160 hours of Professional Development through one piece of experience or more, e.g. 120-hour internship experience gained in Organization A and 40-hour volunteering experience gained in Organization B.
  • Such experience must enable students to develop at least ONE graduate attribute each in both of the categories.
    Category 1: Technical Skills Category 2: Soft Skills
    • Interdisciplinary
    • Problem-solving
    • Technical Competency
    • Effective Communication
    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Life-long Learning
    • Leader with a Global Vision
  • Students are required attend all the Career Training Workshops (See part II above) in Year-2 study before taking part in any Professional Development. Therefore, students are expected to start taking part in Professional Development in the summer term of their Year-2 study.

IV.  Submission of Evidence

WHEN?

At the beginning of each Semester, SEE will inform students who have successfully completed the series of Career Training Workshops to submit evidence of Professional Development in case they have already gained professional development experience.

HOW?

  • Students are requested to submit the evidence of Professional Development (proofs/records) in the submission round following the completion of each Professional Development. The submission will be done online via QuestionPro.
  • QuestionPro link will be disseminated to students by email.
  • Students should have submitted ALL evidence(s) of Professional Development by the last submission round before they apply for graduation.

V.  Information Session

Please listen to the recordings and refer to the presentation slides!
An information session was held via Zoom on 23 September 2021 to introduce SEE4000 Professional Development. Link of Zoom recordings and presentation slides:

  • Zoom Meeting Recordings: Click HERE
  • Presentation Slides: Click HERE