Co-Op And Career Preparation

The purpose of this course is for students to enhance their career planning skills and apply these skills to secure and effectively prepare for their co-op work term. Self-marketing techniques such as developing cover letters and resumes, searching for jobs, professionally using social media, researching and networking, and interviewing will be developed and practiced. Additionally, students will focus on ‘soft' skills such as self-awareness, goal setting, interpersonal communication, personal presentation, and business etiquette. Students will learn how to manage technology in the hiring and selection process along with regulations that apply in the workplace with regards to social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues.