Spain, Barcelona

Career Development for the Common Good

when 15 July 2019 - 2 August 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 840

Career development has been traditionally based on an individualistic search-and-matching labour market model. The Skills Commission’s Inquiry into information, advice and guidance indicated in 2008 that the matching model is 100 years out of date. However, when conditions offered by the labour market are becoming increasingly precarious and inequality is on the rise, the reasons that brought about the birth of career development are fully in force. Career development links its beginnings to a social movement that saw as a moral imperative to contribute so “workers in the burgeoning economy of the early twentieth century were not seen as the chattels of employers, not as property to be consumed and cast aside, but rather as persons of dignity with a right to determine their own future” (Herr, 2001, p. 198). How does one pursue a career development process for the 21st century that accomplishes the same purposes, and yet adds the alignment of individual achievement and social justice?

Course leader

Carme Martínez-Roca
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona/ Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)

Target group

The UAB Barcelona Summer School is open to standing local and international undergraduates and graduates students. International students who have been accomplished the first year of their undergraduate or at least the 50% of their first year credits at their home university could also be enroled at the programme. A working knowledge of the language instruction is highly recommended.

Course aim

This subject will benefit those who, regardless of the career path they are interested in, want to explore and carry out career development strategies aimed at fostering their own and also collective well-being. Through a combination of individual and group activities, you will learn to identify your strengths and improvement areas, to analyse the interpersonal and contextual risk and protection factors that may hinder or foster a fulfilling and socially fair career path, and to define action plans aimed at reducing the risk factors and enhancing the identified protection factors. The learning sessions will be dynamic, participatory and practice-oriented, with your enhanced career development as their main outcome.

Credits info

6 EC
All subjects are accredited with 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) that your university might transfer to you own degree programme (depending on your home university’s regulations), especially if it has a mobility programme in place with the UAB.

Fee info

EUR 840: Full course's registration fee