PD19: Tactics for Workplace Success will provide students with an opportunity to kick-start their professional development. The course will help students understand that in order to succeed in the workplace, developing professional skills is just as important as developing technical skills. PD19 students will also learn strategies to make the most of workplace opportunities and challenges.
By the end of the course, students will be well on their way to developing their critical self-reflection skills and planning for their own professional growth.
What do PD19 students do?
- Apply workplace success strategies
- Compare and contrast the roles and importance of technical and professional skills
- Understand strategies for addressing technical and professional challenges
- Reflect on their work term experience with the goal of improving future workplace success
- "It taught me a lot about how the employers and companies think and function, and how to be successful at work."
- "I really liked that the course covered so many topics that were actually relevant to working at a real job such as, describing mistakes, understanding a company's structure, communicating professionally, networking, learning transferable skills and much more. It was useful because we were required to intentionally and critically think about our past behaviours and actions, and hence the term "reflection", which was not something I did prior to taking this course. It helped me improve my overall performance as I learned where I was lagging."
- "Having videos and anecdotes from UW Eng Graduates helped me put my own experiances into perspective and made me feel better about my mistakes and accomplishments."
- "I believe the course had a definite practical angle to it; I was able to apply theoretical knowledge learned in the course to my co-op term e.g. how to deal with mistakes made in the workplace, and how to conduct interviews effectively."
Students will need to earn a grade of 60% to pass PD19. Students will also need to earn a grade of 60% on their final reflection.