Me in a Minute

A simple strategy for developing and showcasing personal employability

Authors

  • Trina Jorre de St Jorre
  • Liz Johnson
  • Gypsy O’Dea

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14742/apubs.2017.753

Keywords:

graduate attributes, employability strategies, 60 second videos

Abstract

Graduates require evidence of employability beyond marks and grades to differentiate themselves in the highly competitive labour market. Universities cannot guarantee employment, but they can engage students in learning and recognise achievement that is relevant to employment. Here, we share preliminary insights from interviews investigating student perceptions of an extra-curricular video strategy designed to develop and showcase graduate employability. The Me in a Minute video strategy provides students with support to film a one minute video pitch aimed at potential employers. Student perceptions of the strategy suggest that in addition to providing an individualised artefact that can be used to showcase achievement, the strategy engages students in reflection that helps them to better understand and articulate evidence of their achievements relevant to employment. Furthermore, students value the learning associated with pitching, more than the video itself.

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Published

2024-05-12

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ASCILITE Conference - Concise Papers