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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.