TIS200 - Professional Internship

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Subject Title
Professional Internship

Subject Description
In order to obtain the best possible job opportunity, graduating students need to be well-versed in tourism career options. Long-term career success is a result of good career goal planning. In addition, job satisfaction is achieved through informed decision-making. Students will be encouraged to recognize and discuss both their personal and working values and attitudes.

Field Placement is a flexible educational program that combines an employment experience with academic study. Students are responsible for obtaining their own placement which in turn provides a work experience that enhances academic progress and increases employability.

Credit Status
This course is a required credit in the Tourism Services Management diploma programs for all streams with the exception of the students who are in the co-op program.

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

1. Employ the job search strategies learned in TRV106/FIS380 in finding a field placement position.

2. Set personal and professional learning objectives for the field placement and assess your ability in achieving them.

3. Apply skills and theories learned in the classroom to practical situations in the workplace.

4. Develop interpersonal skills and build relationships in the workplace environment.

5. Practice professional behaviours with respect to workplace attire, punctuality and etiquette.

6. Liaise with the assigned faculty member and provide regular progress reports (verbal and/or written) during the field placement.

7. Create a personal blog journalling the student's field placement as well as updating the student's LinkedIn account with current work experience.

8. Maintain ongoing communcation with faculty using professional blogs.

9. Explore career options and network with potential employers.

10. Apply professional standards of business etiquette, dress, hygiene and grooming consistent with Hospitality and Tourism industry business standards.

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.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

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

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

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

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.

Discrimination/Harassment
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.