Have you ever watched a news bulletin of a head of state or world leader giving a speech? Regardless of what they’re saying, imagine how nerve-wracking that must be, standing in front of a large audience and being watched on TV by millions around the world. Scary stuff! Chances are, in your work, you won’t be addressing millions or leading an entire country – most jobs aren’t that demanding. But just putting yourself out there can be scary. Even in a regular, everyday office environment, being confident in the workplace is important for your career. Showing self-belief will encourage others to believe in you, too, and listen more readily. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: • Understand the positive effects of self-confidence • Identify how your confidence affects others • Take positive steps to be more confident Why take this course? If you’re a leader, being confident in yourself and your team can inspire team members to build their confidence and achieve better results. This course will help you understand the benefits of being self-confident, and how being more confident in the workplace can improve your working relationships and career prospects. 10 mins | SCORM | Takeaway Tasks
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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.