The most successful people use their past experiences to steer both current actions and behaviors, as well as future decisions. Our past experiences are filled with knowledge and wisdom. We learn quite a lot from all kinds of situations and experiences, both positive and negative. Through our past we gain a level of understanding and wisdom that would not be achieved had a particular situation not occurred. This course will teach you how to take the time and make it a habit to methodically analyze and evaluate past experiences to understand what was learned, and to determine how that information can be applied. Successful people make this a habit all the time, and it certainly would be advantageous if you did too. By completing this course, you will be able to analyze key experiences from the last two years to discover what you’ve learned. This course has been approved for 1 hour of PDU credit from PMI (Project Management Institute).
Most frequent questions and answers
Co-operative education is a three-way partnership between the university, students and employers. Students apply their classroom knowledge in a series of four-month work experiences. You, the employer, enhance a student’s education, while reaping the unique benefits of CO-OP employees.
- Year-round access to well-motivated, qualified employees.
- Access to potential full-time staff in a controlled environment, reducing your costs and risks.
- Access to a cost-effective source of temporary employees for peak periods or special projects.
- A say in what students learn by working with the university.
- Promotion of your organization as one that believes in developing the potential of young people.
- Access to a great pool of French-speaking, English-speaking and bilingual students.
Most work terms run at least 15 weeks, or four months. They can be no shorter than 13 weeks. Some master’s students, as well as some science and engineering students, are available for 8 or 12 months’ work terms.
All jobs are reviewed by a CO-OP Program Coordinator, and only those providing students with work experience related to their professional development are approved. Administrative activities involved in a job should be less than 10% of the entire workload.
When you first contact SSC, you are assigned one of our Program Coordinators, depending on your discipline of interest. This person is your main contact in our office. As you move through the recruitment process, you also work with a representative from CO-OP Administrative Services, who assists with job posting and interview scheduling.