TIS200 - Career Preparation and Field Placement
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|Last revision date||Aug 14, 2013 1:31:42 PM|
|Last review date||Aug 14, 2013 1:31:42 PM|
Career Preparation and Field Placement
In order to obtain the best possible job opportunity, graduating students need to be well versed in tourism career options. Long-term career success is a result of good career goal planning. In addition, job satisfaction is achieved through informed decision-making. Students will be encouraged to recognize and discuss both their personal and working values and attitudes.
Field Placement is a flexible educational program that combines an employment experience with academic study. Students are responsible for obtaining their own placement within an Tourism and Travel industry specific environment, which in turn provides a work experience that enhances academic progress and increases employability.
This course is a required credit in the Travel and Tourism diploma for all streams, with the exception of the students who are in the co-op program.
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Employ the job search strategies learned in CAP300/FIS380 in finding a field placement position
2. Set personal and professional learning objectives for the field placement and assess your ability in achieving them
3. Apply skills and theories learned in the classroom to practical situations in the workplace
4. Develop interpersonal skills and build relationships in the workplace environment
5. Liaise with the assigned faculty member and provide regular progress reports (verbal and/or written) during the field placement
6. Host your field placement Professor for a workplace visitation
7. Maintain a reflective workplace journal
8. Explore career options and network with potential employers within the Travel and Tourism industry.
9. Use correct business etiquette and adhere to professional standards of dress, hygiene and grooming.
Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.
Execute mathematical operations accurately.
Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.
Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.
Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.
Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.
Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.
Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.
Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.
To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at email@example.com.
Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.