Building a career can be very rewarding, both personally and financially. And while our managers can help us seek out new opportunities and build the skills required for the future, it is really up to us to take charge and guide our own career. The Building Your Career courseware will help you do just that. You’ll learn how to identify potential career opportunities, identify skill gaps, create a personalized career plan, and build a personal network. This courseware will give you all the tools you need to take control of your own career and move it in an exciting and meaningful direction. This course bundle includes the following bite sized mobile ready courses: Potential Career Opportunities – Identify potential career opportunities Company Jobs and Opportunities – Explore the jobs and opportunities within the company Identify Your Skill Gaps – Identify your current skills and capabilities and determine what gaps exist Create a Career Plan – Create a solid career plan Building Skills for Your Career – Create a skill development plan Building a Personal Network – Strengthen your personal network Branding Yourself – Brand yourself to others Reconcile Insufficient Career Opportunities – Reconcile a situation with little to no career opportunities
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.