Internship and Career development

llsmd2915  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Internship and Career development
10 credits
30.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Main themes
The objective of the internship support is to make the internship experience a learning moment in the university curriculum and an opportunity to reflect on the role of the future professional.
Themes: Role and positioning of the intern, teamwork, personal development, professional project, power and informal relationships, ethical issues of practice.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 This teaching unit contributes to the development and acquisition of the following skills:
  1.     Act as a socially responsible actor: develop intellectual independence, make ethical decisions
  2.     Working in a team, understanding and positioning one's personal role
  3.     Developing oneself: managing one's work autonomously, knowing oneself better
At the end of this teaching unit, the student will be able to:
  •     Identify and position their role as an intern in the organization
  •     Identify the difficulties of the internship and the ways to solve them
  •     Identify the ethical issues of their tasks
  •     Identify the gaps between the skills acquired and the skills required for their professional experience
  •     Formulate your first professional project
  •     To analyze one's experience in a critical way supported by theoretical reference texts
  • The internship, especially the evaluation (by the internship supervisor and by the student himself) of the competencies mobilized in the internship.
  • The fields of interest of the student in terms of trades, functions, sectors and contexts of activities.
  • Personal resources: choice of courses and options, work experiences, internships, specific skills and competencies, networking,
  • Personal expectations (in terms of career anchors) and lifestyle.
  • The process of contact with the workplace : reflexive integration, interests and resources, writing of the curriculum vitae, use of channels of contact with potential employers, meetings of professionals, possible immersion in the workplace, ...
  • Update and development of new resources, by researching information on jobs, sectors, companies, enriching the professional address book, developing a skills profile, etc.
Teaching methods
  • Internship and immersion in workplace.
  • On-line information session, downloadable by the students.
  • Meeting of professionals.
  • Personal information research initiatives.
  • Reflexion on experiences.
  • Coaching / Mentoring.
  • Personal learning lessons.
Evaluation methods
  • All the academic year
  • Continuous assessment based on activities to be carried out during the year by the student.
  • Formative evaluation (by peers), based on students' productions.
  • Final certification evaluation (by peers), based on student production.
  • The internship is part of the LLSMD2915 course.
  • In case of a failure in the internship, another internship must be done.
  • If you do not have met the requirements of the course, you have to meet these requirements at a later session.
  • The course grade LLSMD2915 can only be validated if all the requirements of the course and the internship, as evaluated, have been met.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Management

Master [120] : Business Engineering