This course is designed to prepare students in the International Development Studies Co-op programs with the skills, tools and experience to have a successful placement search. This course is an opportunity for students to explore the stages and dynamics of job searching, investigate various career options based on their skill set and interests, develop a placement search plan and create placement search documents. In addition, through workshops and events, students will have an opportunity to interact with IDS placement partners, senior students, and faculty, and gain insight into trends in the field of international development.
Restricted to students in the International Development Studies Co-op programs.
1. Students should plan to complete this course in the first year of study in their selected IDS Co-op program.
2. The course runs from September to April, and culminates with the completion of an IDS Placement Application Simulation and creation of an IDS Co-op Action Plan.