FIP210 - Career Development for Financial Planning Professionals

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Subject Title
Career Development for Financial Planning Professionals

Subject Description
Career Development provides students with the knowledge and skills to be fully prepared to conduct themselves as financial services professionals. The course supports the development and cultivation of the competencies required to secure an entry level position in the financial services industry, including the development and delivery of a career launch strategy that incorporates a professional digital presence, resume, and cover letter. Students will have the opportunity to engage in networking and interview opportunities with industry partners and employers that will allow the student to demonstrate their professional etiquette and ethics.

Credit Status
One credit at the Graduate Certificate level.

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

  1. Identify the resources, services, and supports available at Seneca College that can help them achieve their academic and career goals.
  2. Meet the academic expectations and requirements of the FIP program, understanding and following all College academic policies and procedures including the Academic Integrity, Grading, and Student Progression and Promotion Policies.
  3. Create a cover letter and resume that links personal, educational and employment experience to employability skills in relevant positions in order to apply for jobs through traditional job search techniques.
  4. Create a professional social media personal brand presence to connect and strengthen network with industry partners and potential employers.
  5. Demonstrate professional business communication skills, etiquette and ethics when participating in informational and mock interviews to enhance employability.
  6. Network with individuals in the financial services industry to identify employers’ needs and build mutually beneficial relationships that may grow into future employment opportunities.
  7. Demonstrate professional business communication skills, etiquette and ethics when communicating with any stakeholder related to one’s education or employment, to enhance one’s reputation as an effective communicator.
  8. Develop a job search strategy that aligns with personal goals and industry requirements in order to lead a self-directed career search. 
  9. Apply the FP Canada Standards of Professional Responsibility to various situations that financial planners may encounter in professional practice.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.