Job application at Sussex & León universities

This project was designed with the aim of supporting students’ employability.

There was a total of 39 students divided into 6 groups of 4/5 students each at Sussex and 25 students at Leon grouped in teams of 4 each, representing a commercial company.

Every group in each country had to design a job advert in their target language for a vacant position, to go to the partner institution . Once the adverts were received by students in both institutions, they decided which one they wanted to apply for. They sent their cv and a letter of application in their target language to the other institution and waited to see whether they had been shortlisted for the job they had applied for.

Students in both institutions met in their groups to decide which candidates they wanted to shortlist and interview live. All students participated in live interviews that took place via video-conferencing either as a candidate (interviewee) or as part of a team of recruiters (interviewer).

Main Focus:

Language Learning

Exchange institution(s):

SCLS, University of Sussex

Project website:

Language Configurations:

Bilingual

Language(s) used:

English
Spanish

Dominant form of language production:

Target Competences:

Language Comptence
Intercultural Skills
Online Communication Skills

Replicability:

Good.

How long did the project last?

The project lasted a term ( from September 2013 to December 2013).

How was the project organized?

The project was organised directly through the tutors concerned having met at aprior conference.

Tasks:

Task types:

Creation and design of a job advert ( Group work)

 

Writing a curriculum vitae and a letter of application( Individual work) to reply to a job advert.

 

Job Interviews (Group work individual work)

How were the students assessed?

THe students were assessed through coursework. They had to design a job advert to go to the partner institution. Once the adverts were received by students they decided which one they wanted to apply for. They sent their cv and a letter of application to the other institution and waited to see whether they had been shortlisted for the job they had applied.

 

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What worked well?

What did students think of the project?

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What did the teachers think of the project?

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