Professional development seminars
These seminars are mandatory.
They are designed to help students develop valuable skills related to job searches so they’ll be ready as soon as career opportunities arise! The seminars are included on transcripts so students can clearly showcase these skills to potential employers.
What is BUSI 200W: Professional Development Seminar 1?
An online, self-paced seminar that encourages you to recognize, foster and apply your interests and strengths towards selecting and achieving your career and educational goals.
You’ll develop skills relevant to professional standards worldwide, providing you with a first step towards your professional ambitions. This seminar is the first of three mandatory, non-credit professional development seminars for students in our new undergraduate programs.
What is BUSI 400W: Professional Development Seminar 2?
This online seminar focuses on individual skill development. Resume building and enhancement covered in BUSI 200W remains an important component but there are also further opportunities to explore more specific topics and areas. This seminar is the second of three mandatory, non-credit professional development seminars for students in our new undergraduate programs.
What is BUSI 500W: Professional Development Seminar 3?
This online seminar aims to prepare you for life after completing your undergraduate program. You’ll develop self-reflective learning skills as you create a professional portfolio. You’ll learn how to demonstrate that your academic experience directly applies to the next stage of your career plan, and how to effectively articulate those experiences. This seminar is the last of three mandatory, non-credit professional development seminars for students in our new undergraduate programs.
Am I eligible to take the professional development seminars?
Students accepted into the post-2022 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) programs are eligible to register. The seminars must be completed in sequential order in different semesters (BUSI 200W: Business Professional Development Seminar 1, followed by BUSI 400W: Business Professional Development Seminar 2, and finally BUSI 500W: Business Professional Development Seminar 3).
Do B.Comm.(Co-op) students need to take the seminars in any particular term?
Yes, students must take the seminars in the academic terms stated in the calendar regulations.
How long does it take to complete each seminar?
The seminars are self-directed. We estimate that it will take 10-12 hours to complete each seminar. The seminars must be completed within the semester of registration.
How will I be graded and how will it be recorded on my transcript?
The seminars have a pass/fail (PAS/FAL) marking scheme. Your grade will be recorded on your transcript as PAS or FAL.