The Fundamentals Course is a mandatory preparatory program for students who are admitted to co-op at Laurier.
Students participate in modules that focus on skills such as résumé and cover letter development, interview preparation, personal branding and career types.
The course also helps students prepare for their first work term and assists in establishing strategies for effective goal-setting and reflective practices.
Lessons and modules incorporate a blend of lectures, active learning, practice settings and expertise from the professional community, including employers, alumni, senior co-op students and co-operative education professionals.
This half-credit course is assessed on a pass or fail basis, with an emphasis on feedback and development where possible. Participation and attendance is mandatory and success in the course is required to continue in the co-operative education program.
Work Term Courses
Courses will be called Work Term One, Two or Three. (If you are in a double degree program with an optional fourth work term, you may enrol in Work Term Four.)
Academic credit will be granted on a pass/fail basis and noted on your transcript.
To pass a work term course, you must achieve a rating of at least satisfactory for your performance, as evaluated by your employer, and of at least satisfactory for your work term report, as evaluated by a faculty member from SBE.
If you fail a course you will not receive academic credit for the work term and we will review your status to determine whether you may continue in co-op.