FPS436 - Portfolios and Presentations

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Subject Title
Portfolios and Presentations

Subject Description
Even the best of designers need to know how to find and source work. This subject acts as an introduction to the theory and application of employee relations and the job search process. It will enable the student to become more effective in their professional career through the application of skills in human relations and communications. Emphasis will be placed on the job search, the resume, interview skills and portfolio presentation.

Credit Status
1 Credit

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

  1. Apply research skills related to obtaining employment;
  2. Prepare resumes and business correspondence for the purpose of securing a job;
  3. Apply knowledge of human resources issues, including employment standards, the hiring process and health and safety issues, in managing their career;
  4. Develop effective communication skills in order to work effectively with others and succeed in interview situations;
  5. Explore personal attributes such as leadership and motivation to assess suitability for entrepreneurial activities;
  6. Establish career goals and objectives in order to create a career action plan;
  7. Present a professional portfolio to promote one's skills and abilities;

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html 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 http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

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.