Challenging work is good for everyone. It stretches our capabilities, forces us to learn new things and tests our limits. It broadens our experience and builds our skills, enabling us to do new things or more complicated work. After completing something that is challenging, we tend to experience higher levels of satisfaction, knowing we did something that was difficult and not easy to do. This course provides a group of actions you can select from to increase the level of challenge in your work. Remember, challenges are not always easy. They can be hard. However, through challenges we grow, develop and build our skills. This increase in experience then allows us to do more complicated work and strengthens our value to the organization. By completing this course, you will be able to identify the actions you can take to increase the level of challenge in your own work. Course Result: Identify the actions you can take to increase the level of challenge in your own work. 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.