This assignment is designed to assess the following learning outcome:
2. Reflect on past experiences to identify personal skills and competencies required for a successful job application as well as a later career in finance.
This is an individual essay.
This assignment requires each student to write a 1,000-word reflective essay on your overall academic, personal, and professional skills developed whilst studying in the university that are required for a successful job application in finance. You should analyse and discuss your own strengths and weaknesses based on your past experiences as well as areas of improvement. You should use a reflective model (e.g., Gibbsâ€™ reflective cycle) and references where appropriate.
Your reflective evaluation must include the following points:
Â· Description of the future study and career plans.
Â· Feelings about your future study and career plans.
Â· Evaluation of steps you have taken so far to facilitate these future goals.
Â· Analysis of the steps you have taken.
Â· Conclusion and action plan on specific actions you can now take to build on your knowledge or skill.
Â· Research on the graduate job market (e.g., essentials skills that employers require)