To be successful in any role, we must be able to solve problems and challenges. No matter what we do, each of us at times face projects that run into trouble, customers who become dissatisfied, or products that don’t work as they should. The more efficient and effective we are in solving these issues, the more successful we will be at work. The purpose of this course is to help you when a problem or challenge arises, you will use this process on an as needed basis. To help you get ready for that unexpected moment (problems are rarely planned), we suggest you review this action a few times, mentally rehearse using the technique, and review it after you’ve dealt with a challenge to see how you did. By completing this course, you will know how to spend time asking questions before immediately jumping to solutions. Course Result: Spend time asking questions before immediately jumping to solutions. 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.