While work can sometimes feel like it’s something we have to do (this is the case for most of us), the reality is that while we may have to work, it’s also true that we want to do our work well. If you’ve ever been in the situation, you know it doesn’t feel good not to do your best, to not know what you need to accomplish, and to not know if you’re doing things in the right way. The reason? We want to perform, we want to develop, and we want to be seen as a contributing member of the team. One way to create a great work situation is to receive feedback on what we’re doing well and what we need to improve. Feedback helps us make corrections, do more of a good thing, and keeps us focused on the right work at the right time. While feedback often comes from our manager, we can also seek out feedback on our own. Our peers, co-workers, and customers are additional people who can help us identify the actions we can take to continue on the path towards excellence. By completing this course, you will know the areas you need feedback on to deliver great results. Course Results: Identify the areas you need feedback on to deliver great results. 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.