If you’re in a business that offers products or services, and that’s the case for every business out there, than it’s a good idea to get to know your competition. Knowing your competitors is beneficial for a number of reasons. You’ll increase your ability to differentiate your products or services, such as cost, features, and benefits. You’ll gain a better understanding of the market and what your customers are looking for, and you’ll find out what may be missing in your products or services, discovering what may need to be improved. This course will help you get to know the competition, and there will be times you to need to research new information. To do this you have a number of resources available to you. Consider using a combination of sources to obtain a full understanding of the situation. By completing this course, you will know the competition and how it compares to your company’s products and services. Course Result: Know the competition and how it compares to your company’s products and services.
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.