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Constructing Careers: Self-awareness, Self-reflection, and Self-efficacy Amongst Undergraduate Business Students

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One of the many challenges facing business schools is ensuring that the graduates they produce can work across boundaries, in terms of geographical, subject and functional. This requires graduates to have the skills-mix required to operate in, and respond to, the work place dynamics which exist in a complex world. Over the last two years, Lincoln International Business School (LIBS) has been undergone a radical change in its approach to embedding careers and employability into the undergraduate curriculum. Instead of focusing attention on the skills and competences required to get a job (primarily delivered through extracurricular activities organised by the careers and employability service), it has been repositioned as central to the undergraduate curriculum. It now encompasses the skills and behaviours required to have a fulfilling job once in employment, as well as preparing graduates for profession hopping, and boundaryless working environments as industry moves to more geographically dispersed teams and working practices.

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Lock, D.A. (2019). Constructing Careers: Self-awareness, Self-reflection, and Self-efficacy Amongst Undergraduate Business Students. In: Diver, A. (eds) Employability via Higher Education: Sustainability as Scholarship. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26342-3_24

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