The capstone workshop supports EDGE students in synthesizing all of their learning. Workshop participants reflect on their journey through EDGE and determine "what's next?" as they work towards achieving their post-graduation goals. Participants create a post-graduation plan of action that summarizes their next steps and acts as a checklist supporting their success. The workshop is facilitated by a career advisor from the Centre for Career Action.
How can I sign up for the capstone workshop?
You can sign up for the capstone workshop using a form on the EDGE website. It’s easy to register — just fill out the form, including all of the required fields. You should only sign up for the capstone workshop if you've completed all of your other EDGE milestones, or if you're on track to do so during the same term.
How will the capstone workshop benefit me?
The capstone workshop will help you synthesize the skills developed during your undergraduate career, market yourself to employers, and develop a post-graduation plan of action. You’ll begin the workshop by reflecting on your growth and development throughout your undergraduate career before learning more about networking, career capital, and your personal brand.
By the time the workshop is finished, you’ll prepare a career strategy for yourself and present it to your peers before receiving post-workshop feedback from an on-campus career professional.
Are there any prerequisites for the capstone workshop?
The capstone workshop can only be completed by students who have completed all of their other EDGE milestones, or are on track to do so during the same term. Students registering for the capstone workshop are asked to acknowledge their completion status before submitting their registration form.
If you have a question or concern regarding your progress through EDGE and/or eligibility for the capstone workshop, contact us at email@example.com.
How long does it take to complete the capstone workshop?
The capstone workshop includes seven hours of scheduled sessions split over two days and involves the completion of several assignments before, during, and after the workshop. You can expect to spend 8-10 hours completing the workshop in full.
Why is the capstone workshop split over two days?
There are a few reasons the capstone workshop is split over two days. Because the workshop includes seven hours of in-person content, splitting it over two days allows for shorter, more digestible sessions.
The workshop also features an assignment in which participants take work completed during the first session and refine it before bringing it back to the group in the second session. Conducting the workshop over two days gives participants the time they need to reflect and complete this assignment.
How often is the capstone workshop offered?
The capstone workshop is currently offered once per term. You can review the offer dates for each term’s capstone workshop by visiting the capstone workshop registration form.
What do I need to do to receive my capstone workshop milestone?
You need to attend both parts of the capstone workshop to receive the associated milestone. You also need to submit all assignments associated with the workshop. Finally, you need to earn a grade of at least 75% on the final assignment to receive the milestone.
When is the final assignment associated with the capstone workshop due?
The final assignment associated with the capstone workshop is typically due about a week after the conclusion of the workshop’s second session. For example, the Winter 2018 capstone workshop concludes on March 24, and the final assignment is due on April 2. For exact due dates pertaining to your capstone workshop, visit the capstone workshop registration form.
How can I make sure my dietary restrictions are accommodated during the capstone workshop?
You can make sure your dietary restrictions are accommodated by providing any necessary information as part of your capstone workshop registration form. The EDGE team will make sure the capstone workshop’s included meals accommodate each participant’s dietary needs.
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