When we are engaged in our work, we’re happy. We like what we do and enjoy going to work. We feel good about our contributions and believe our work matters. While leaders and managers are often tasked with the assignment to help improve engagement, we as individuals can take control of our own work situation by improving our personal engagement. It’s something within our control and is certainly worth the effort, as the outcome will be a better, more enjoyable and rewarding work situation. While the factors impacting engagement can be different for any one person, there are a few core factors that tend to influence engagement for the majority of people. So to help you get started, this course will provide a process for you to review and think about the most common engagement factors. After your review, you’ll determine what to do next by selecting actions from a list of recommended next steps. By completing this course, you will be able to outline the actions that will increase your personal engagement and performance. Course Result: Outline the actions that will increase your personal engagement and performance. 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.