Persevering when bad things happen isn’t always easy. Sometimes the negative event seems too big to overcome, causing us to get stuck and to not move forward. Other times our emotions get the better of us and cloud our judgment. This is not uncommon and can happen to the best of us. Yet, we must move on, we must persevere. And if we’re at work, we must move forward quickly and competently, learning from the situation and solving for it in the best way we can. Learning and applying a technique to help you continue in the face of adversity is beneficial. Not only does it help in our current job, it also helps build our reputation as someone who is steady and capable of handling difficult situations—a plus for anyone wanting to make a future career move. By completing this course, you will know how to persevere in the face of setbacks. Course Result: Persevere in the face of setbacks. 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.