Skills for success
At the International Study Centre (ISC) 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 careers service into our academic courses at the ISC, called CareerAhead.
What does CareerAhead do?
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 extremely employable graduate. We will guide you towards making the right choices and using your time at Lancaster University productively, so that you can maximise your chances of success in the competitive job market.
How it works
Stage 1: When you arrive at the ISC
During your time at the ISC 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.
Stage 2: During your ISC course
As part of your course at the ISC 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 personal statement that will make you stand out from the crowd, and you will be able to improve your problem solving and team working 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 tasks that are relevant to your chosen career.
Stage 3: When you go on to your degree at Lancaster
During your degree studies at Lancaster you will continue to develop the goals set out in your personal career development plan. This will ensure that you graduate not only with a globally recognised degree, but also with the right skills to secure a fantastic job in your chosen future career.