Effective time management skills allow you to achieve the goals you set for yourself, driving your professional success as well as improving your sense of fulfillment. Therefore, it is worth investing your time, effort, and money into developing your time management skills. The first step in achieving this is creating a foundation of systems and habits that would allow you to make lasting progress. The process of building habits is gradual. For example, if you are trying to develop the habit of scheduling every day, don’t start out with a complicated scheduling system that has a steep learning curve. Instead, you can start by following the simple habit of scheduling 3-5 tasks in a calendar of your choice. Then, you can gradually improve this system by, for instance, color coding different types of activities. To help you improve your time management skills, we have created a series of four courses on time management for beginners. This course is the first in the series, and it will talk about the importance of building habits and routines and offer some tips on how you can get started. Learning objectives: – Understand the importance of building habits for improving your time management skills – Learn about the habit of conducting a daily mini-review – Learn about the habit of establishing your most important tasks (MITs) every day – Understand the importance of practicing the habit you’re trying to build every single day – Understand the importance of building routines for achieving your goals and completing your projects – Learn the technique of breaking your project down into manageable daily tasks – Learn techniques for improving your self-discipline so that you can successfully build habits – Learn about the 28-day challenge for habit-building
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.