Project management is the practice of utilizing the resources allocated to a project so that certain predefined objectives are achieved within the deadline. In general, project management involves the application of the principles of management to successfully complete a particular project. Some examples of relevant management principles/concepts include division of work, motivational theories, and handling limiting factors. Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in project management or you are scoping the field to determine if it’s a good fit for you, you can benefit from learning project management. To help you learn the basics of this subject, we have created a series of four courses. This course is the first in this series and it will cover general project management concepts such as the phases of a project and the importance of planning a project. Learning objectives: – Learn the four main phases of a project – Learn how the four phases are related to each other – Learn the timeline for these different phases – Learn 13 tips for effective project management – Learn the five steps in the project initiation phase – Learn the difference between project management and project planning – Learn the five steps in the project planning phase – Learn 9 tips to effectively plan your project
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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.