COOP 2300: Employment Strategies for Current Labour Markets

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Course Format Lecture 3.0 h + Seminar 2.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

Discontinued as of Summer Semester 2016; replaced by EXPE 2300.

COOP 2300 is a combined lecture/seminar course that will provide students with knowledge of what it takes to get a job in today's constantly changing workplace. This course will give students a chance to learn as well as practice each of the steps towards attaining a job, including self-assessment; resume and cover letter writing; networking and interviewing skills; as well as job search tactics. By completing this course, each student will have the resources to make a positive, lasting impression on prospective employers. This course complements other curriculum already offered in career programs with the Co-operative Education option and is designed to further develop specific competencies related to employment in the student's field of study. The final project is to produce a professional career portfolio.

Students will receive credit for only one of BUSM 2300 and COOP 2300.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: LET with a minimum level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay with one of the following: 5/10 or higher in sentence structure, 5/10 or higher in English usage, or 10/20 or higher in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 or BC English First Peoples 12 with an "A"; a university-transferable English or Communications course with a minimum "C-", or "C" in ENGL 1120, or an "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108 or 1110.

Note: This course is a prerequisite for participation in Co-operative Education.

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