A fast paced environment with a variety of student needs and personalities.
Field Placement Liaison (Former Employee) – North Bay, On – 28 December 2013
Typical Day: Meeting with students to determine skills/interests and assist in identifying appropriate placement opportunities. Assisting students to prepare resumes and cover letters, Role playing interviews for placement, presenting placement information to various student groups
: Liaison with Program Coordinators to discuss student challenges
: Contacting social agencies to determine willingness to provide learning opportunities for students, placement requirements and the type of individual who would work best within their service.
What I Learned: Main learning was about the youth of today - their priorities, challenges and coping strategies. As well I was exposed for the first time to the inner workings of a College
Management: Management did not interact with my position very often so I was basically working independently.
Co-Workers: An excellent group of individuals who were passionate about their fields and worked tirelessly to impart knowledge to students to maximize their probability of graduation
Hardest Part: Decisions that were made about my work focus without any real knowledge of what I did or what the community wanted re: students
Most Enjoyable: Interacting with students
Lack of understanding of the position's pressures from Management