BSNS299-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

UC Employability Portfolio

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


The UC Employability Portfolio provides students with formal recognition of activities that increase their employability and their engagement with the community.

This course is offered in partnership with UC Careers.

The purpose of BSNS299 UC Employability Portfolio is to help you prepare for your life outside of UC. Too many students complete their degrees not having thought about how they can use to showcase your skills and talents. The UC Employability Portfolio helps you put together a set of resources to make the transition from study to employment easier.

The Portfolio is comprised of five assessment activities that allow you to reflect on the skills and attributes that you have developed, either during your studies or extra-curricular activities, and how these may be of value for future employment. BSNS299 provides you with a framework to bring all of these together in a way that is meaningful for both you and your future employer.

All the resources required to complete the UC Employability Portfolio will be available only on LEARN and you can complete all activities online. A face-to-face introductory session will be offered to get you off to a good start and it is important that you attend if you are able to. The UC Careers Team will also schedule specific sessions to assist with various activities such as CV development etc.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students completing this course will be able to:
  • Understand how a range of personal and professional activities can contribute to future employment
  • Articulate how their skills and attributes may be applied in the workplace in both written and oral form
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.


Any 180 points. Must be enrolled in the BCom.

Course Coordinator

Natasha Guy


In order to pass BSNS299 you must pass all individual pieces of assessment. All assessment is marked pass/fail. No letter grades are awarded. As a graduating requirement you must pass BSNS299 in order to apply to graduate with a BCom. It is recommended that you enrol in BSNS299 as soon as you are eligible to do so. Ideally this would be in either Semester 4 or 5 of your studies.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Reflective essay
Cover letter
Video presentation
LinkedIn portfolio

For further information see UC Business School Office on the departments and faculties page .

All BSNS299 Occurrences