Co-op, Career & Experiential Education is the over arching department for all things related to student and new graduate employment, curricular experiential education and career development on campus. Both for undergraduate and graduate students. The department consists of the following operational areas: Co-operative Education, Career Education (Main Campus and Goodman School), and Experiential Education. A team of dedicated HR, career development and experiential professionals work with students, employers, faculty and community members in their employment and/or experiential needs.
CCEE VISION STATEMENT
Our vision is to be the leader in quality experiences in co-op, career and experiential education in Canada.
CCEE MISSION STATEMENT
We bridge learning to practice by cultivating student talent, career development, and individual growth through proactive engagement of industry, academia and community.
We use the following values as our guiding compass to inform our work, make decisions, empower our employees and strive to accomplish our mission and vision:
- Respect: We treat others as they wish to be treated
- Teamwork: We work in a coordinated and cooperative effort towards a common goal
- Pride: We take responsibility, ownership and perform to the best of our ability with the expectation of the highest level of professionalism and results
- Passion: We have a strong enthusiasm for the careers and success of ourselves and others
- Integrity: We act in a manner consistent with our words and beliefs
- Quality: We strive to satisfy and exceed expectations by providing an excellent experience.
Career Curriculum and Experiential Education EDI statement
Brock University is committed to building a campus that welcomes and reflects diverse identities, cultures, and perspectives. In alignment with Brock University’s strategic plan and the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) initiative, Co-op, Career & Experiential Education (CCEE) is committed and dedicated to removing barriers to experiential learning and employments for students who identify with one or more equity-seeking groups, including, but not limited to, Indigenous, Black and racialized students, students with a visible or invisible disability, 2SLGBTQ students, and women. With EDI as a central value of our institution, helping to create an inclusive environment ensures that all students have the opportunity to thrive. We recognize that our ability to enhance diversity and foster a culture of inclusion is directly linked to our ability to provide an exceptional learning experience, support an innovative and thriving research enterprise, and attract leading talent. We aim to offer a space where students are invited to disclose their identity to help our team serve them better and offer support tailored to their needs, respecting their individuality while delivering focused coaching and guidance. In CCEE, equity, diversity, and inclusion is about creating a departmental culture that embraces the uniqueness of individuals and is representative of the Canadian population. With this in mind, we believe in maintaining an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion community within CCEE that not only includes members of equity-seeking groups, but also their allies. To continue working collaboratively, it is important to remind our community what Equity, Diversity and Inclusion mean.
Equity is the removal of systematic barriers and biases enabling all individuals to have equal opportunity to access and benefit from their educational experience. People of all identities are treated justly. Their individual rights, responsibilities, and opportunities are not reliant on upon identity.
Diversity consists of differences in race, colour, place of origin, religion, immigrant and newcomer status, ethnic origin, ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and age, the conditions, expressions, and experiences of different individuals. It includes the unique qualities and characteristics that we all each possess.
Inclusion is the practice and the cultivation of an environment in which all individuals and their contributions are respected, supported, and valued, and the cultivation of an environment where their differences are embraced, and where they all have access to the same opportunities.
We value equity, diversity, and inclusion because every person has a right to equal treatment, and we are strengthened by diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. Building an equitable, diverse, and inclusive department is collaborative and requires those in positions of privilege to be allies to those who are marginalized.
Sources of the definition: https://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/nfrf-fnfr/edi-eng.aspx#2