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Employability Skills

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Learning goals, expectations and career plans

This Journal Assignment is dedicated to exploring the participants' learning goals and expectations of this MOOC.

You may also share some information about your current career situation, if you wish. This may help you find peers in similar situations and expand your network.

Please answer the below questions using a couple of sentences for each. Feel free to explore and comment the answers of others as much as you like. Let's become a large community! Also, this is a flexible exercise so you can set free your creativity!

  1. What motivated you to register onto this MOOC?

  2. Where do you come from and what is your area of studies or work?

  3. What do you value in your career or job?

  4. What short-term career plans do you have - what will be your next move?

  5. What long-term career plans do you have - what will your career be like in the 2020s?

Heading into the future, headed by data

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Since I set my eyes on Germany, working here has always been a high priority. This MOOC would provide me with more information to better navigate the German job market. Currently living in Germany, I am enrolled in an International Business and Technology course at a local university, hoping to one day land a job right here. For me, work life balance plays a big role in choosing a job; it is always work to live, never live to work. I seek an environment where I am giving space to develop but at the same time am surrounded by talented individuals who are further in their own respective careers. Within the next year, my goal is to land a job at a multi-national company which helps me understand more about operations and logistics. As for the future, I see myself working heavily with data, especially since data has been identified as the new oil, capable of propelling us into a new era.

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