WTP200 - Work Term Preparation

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Last revision date 2018-01-18 18:08:28.617
Last review date 2018-01-18 18:08:28.617

Subject Title
Work Term Preparation

Subject Description
This mandatory course for degree WIL students prepares students to job search for their co-ops/work terms. Students will reflect on their skills, attitudes, and expectations and evaluate and interpret available opportunities in the workplace. Self-marketing techniques using resumes, cover letters, cold-calls, and interviewing will be learned and students will learn the expectations, rules, and regulations that apply in the workplace with regards to social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues while developing an awareness of self-reflective practice.

Credit Status
One subject credit

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

1. Observe the policies, procedures, and services of the Work-Integrated Learning Department.
2. Reflect on personal skills and objectives in relation to employer requirements and expectations.
3. Develop an effective résumé and cover letter that showcase skills in a professional manner.
4. Perform an effective job search including developing a professional social media presence.
5. Demonstrate, through question and answer, appropriate interview skills to assist in securing a co-op/work term.
6. Recognize the rights and responsibilities of workers, supervisors and employers under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
7. Identify and analyze successful work-place attitudes and behaviours.
8. Develop an individualized learning plan for the co-op/work term.
9. Demonstrate an active reflective practice through journaling.

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.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

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.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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 Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.