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Employer-endorsed employability assessment: an assignment delivered in an operational research course to second year mathematics students

A presentation from the STEM Annual Conference 2014.

This paper describes an employability assignment for second year mathematicians embedded within a course on Operational Research at the University of Greenwich. The assignment unlike other similar attempts before it has been well-received by students and appears to be having an impact on student attitudes which goes further than their simply wanting to obtain a good mark. The assignment involved a variety of tasks such as a CV job application covering letter competency-based questions a Linked-In profile and reflection. It has been endorsed by employers and could be adapted for use within any STEM discipline.

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