Employability Quiz How much do you really know

Employability Quiz How much do you really know

Employability Quiz How much do you really know about graduate employabilit y? 1. What does S.T.E.P stand for and how long does their summer placement last? 2. Name three kinds of psychometric tests used

by employers to assess students. 3. Place the top 5 employers according to The Times top 100 graduate employers list for 2004/5. 4. What percentage of adverts for graduate jobs request any discipline? 5. How much do students owe at the end of their course? 51,010 5,285 15,810 3,650

6. Scenario A reference request arrives on your Dissertation supervisors desk. What 2 things would be useful for your supervisor to receive in order to make a decent stab at writing a reference for you? 7. The average salary for graduates in 2004/5 was? 13,242 21,997

36,000 16,676 8. PDP is an acronym for? 9. What are Springboard Skills? 10. List 10 transferable skills requested by an employer. 11. What is the definition of Curriculum Vitae in the Oxford English Dictionary? 12. Retention of graduates after 3 years is on

average? 50% 60% 70% 13. Which areas of employment are Scottish Enterprise focussing their attention on? Consider the following options: Shipbuilding, Food & Drink, Energy,

Manufacturing, Life Science, Mining, Sports Science, Hospitality 14. What is the angular distance at quarter past three between the hour and minute hands on your watch? 15. List two practicals that you have carried out as part of the Molecular & Cell Biology course BI 1505. 16. What is the simplest way to quantify the amount of nucleic acid in an

aqueous solution? 17. What is the main difference between a colorimeter and a spectrophotometer? 18. What is the approximate resolution (or resolving power) of a typical university light microscope? 19. Starting with 10 bacterial cells in a rich nutrient medium. How many cells would there be after 2 hours, if the cells doubled every 20 minutes? 20. Amino acids have both three-letter and

single-letter abbreviations, provide both abbreviations for the amino acid lysine. Employability Quiz - Answers 1. Shell Technology Enterprise Programme. Six Eight weeks. 2. Numerical, Verbal, MBTI, OPQ32, 16PF 3. PWC, Civil Service, Accenture, KPMG, NHS 4. 40% - Great Expectations Employability Quiz - Answers

5. 5,285 an increase of 525 from 2004. Perhaps why students modify their career aspirations. Yet most students regard themselves as being financially competent with 79% generally keeping up to date with bills. Just 3% describe themselves as not yet financially competent. Unite Student Experience Report 2005 6. Conversation/CV/Action Plan/Personal Statement/Briefing E-Mail/etc. Employability Quiz - Answers

7. Average starting salary for graduates in 2005 was 21,997. The Prospects Directory Salary and Vacancy Survey 2004/5 found that salaries ranged from 13,242 to 36,000. Just over a quarter - 26% offered a minimum starting salary of 25,000. 8. Personal Development Planning. 9. Also known as soft skills, core skills, common skills, generic skills and transferable skills.

Employability Quiz - Answers 1. Oral Communication 10. 2. Team-Working 3. Listening 4. Written Communication 5. Judgement/Decision making skills 6. Problem Solving 7. Planning & Organising 8. Business Awareness 9. Time Management

10.Flexibility & Adaptability Employability Quiz - Answers 11. An outline of someones educational and professional history. 12. 70% 13. Energy, Food & Drink, Life Science, Hospitality. Employability Quiz - Answers 14.

12 3 9 6 360 divided by 12 = 30 One quarter of 30 = 7 Employability Quiz - Answers

15. Any two of the following are acceptable: Protein purification (Dr Long) DNA structure, function and replication. (Dr Perkins) DNA extraction from Halobacterium (Dr Perkins)

The Chemical Composition and structure of cells. (Dr Pugh Humphreys) Osmosis (Dr Page) The Galactosidase gene of E.coli (Dr Long) Photosynthesis practical (Dr Stuchbury) Employability Quiz - Answers 16. Measure the absorbance of the solution at 260 nm using a spectrophotometer. 17. A spectrophotometer is an instrument designed to allow precise measurement at a particular wavelength, while a

colorimeter is a simpler instrument, using filters to provide broader wavebands (e.g. light in the green, red or blue regions of the visible spectrum). Employability Quiz - Answers 18. The resolving power of a microscope is defined as the minimum distance by which 2 points must be separated in order for them to be perceived as 2 separate points rather than a fused image. In the case of light microscope this is approx. 0.2 m.

19. 10 20 40 80 160 320 640 640 cells 20. Lys and K

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