Career development is now just a click away.
It’s now easier than ever for instructors from all Brock Faculties to harness the career development resources of the University’s Co-op, Career and Experiential Education (CCEE) team.
After several years of in-person presentations, the CCEE team has brought its career curriculum modules online to SAKAI so they can be easily implemented into any curriculum.
Having begun their existence as a series of lessons presented to co-op students as part of the Co-op Professional Preparation course, the career curriculum modules were developed by bridging content from the preparation course and stand-alone workshops designed by Career Education to meet a broader audience of students across the University.
Ranging in focus from career planning and professionalism to interview strategies and networking, each online topic area contains an introduction, learning objectives, suggested activities, a ready-made presentation, a lesson and a reflection exercise.
Throughout each topic, students are also encouraged to be flexible, stay organized, ask for help and take manageable risks.
Marisa Brown, CCEE’s Career Curriculum Manager said the plethora of resources available for each session allows instructors to create immersive experiences for their students.
“The online programming offers an opportunity for students to engage in the content in a deeper way than a solely in-person or virtual session,” she said. “Because career development by nature is a self-reflective process, students can engage with the content, read the materials, watch videos from a variety of credible sources and then ask self-reflective questions about what they have learned. They can then apply this to their own situation and context to deepen their understanding of their career goals and how to prepare themselves for a job, volunteer role and/or work integrated learning experience.”
In addition to making all of the resources available online, which allows the University to continue to meet its goals within its Strategic Plan of embedding more career content directly into courses, Brown and the CCEE team also deliver more than 65 classroom sessions each year and are prepared to tailor the workshops for instructors in any Faculty. Imbedding
“We are ready to work together with any interested instructors to ensure students experience a comprehensive approach to career development and to equip students with the career readiness skills needed throughout their university career and professional pathway,” said Brown.
To learn more about Brock’s career curriculum modules and how they can be tailored for any class, contact Brown at email@example.com