CWT650 - Work Term

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Subject Title
Work Term

Subject Description

The Co-op work term is 4 months in length and is a paid or unpaid work experience whereby a student is employed in a job directly related to the program outcomes of the degree. The work term is based on an approval from the faculty supervisor in charge of placements and co-ops. It provides the student with the opportunity to practice in his/her chosen field. A faculty supervisor helps the student prepare for, select, and contract an approved co-op opportunity. The faculty supervisor provides support for the learning experience throughout the student?s time in placement.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Integrate classroom theory with workplace practice.
  1. Develop and adhere to a learning plan.
  1. Demonstrate professional conduct.
  1. Plan, implement, and evaluate a variety of resources.
  1. Adhere to organizational systems (roles, responsibilities, policies, and procedures).
  1. Design work term goals, and evaluate scope of meeting those goals.
  1. Use journaling as a tool for developing self-awareness.
  1. Evaluate professional practice.
  1. Demonstrate the ability to be an effective team member.
  1. Demonstrate belief in sensitivity towards individuals and cultural and social diversity.
  1. Organize and display evidence of learning through electronic media.

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