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?

Subramanian-Graduate Student-BTU cottbus

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I am subramanian,currently enrolled for the masters program at BTU-cottbus,Germany.I have done my graduation from mechanical engineering in India.I also have 3 years of working experience in 2 different MNC's in India.
As a graduate student i need to empower my skills inorder to compete with the international standards.Also I want to work in an organistaion where i could able to develop my new skill set while utilizing my present knowledge and experience.
My short term carrier plan is to learn the concepts throughly in my masters program and deploy those in any Firm/organisation where i could do my practical training or internship.Other short term plan is to carry out new research work in the field of renewable energy sources.
My long term goal is to work in a german based organisation which drive towards spreading knowledge and implementation of renewable energy sources amoung people across the nation.


almost 2 years ago

Hello Subramanian, thanks for sharing your plans. Practical experience is indeed very important in getting started and it will be beneficial for you to find a professional company for your internship and thesis project. I wish you success for the remaining studies and the next steps thereafter!
Best regards,

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