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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

UC is preparing graduating students to the real world


University of Calgary has been providing excellent education to students since 1966 and operates under Post-Secondary Learning Act of Alberta. University of Calgary is at top eight in Canada’s ranking of the best research universities. The University is also part of U15 which is an organization of 15 universities in Canada that are most concentrated in the field of research.

To date, greater than 31,000 scholars and students are presently enrolled under the university’s master, graduate and undergraduate degree programs. On its existence for 44 successful years, it has produced around 145,000 alumni which include Robert Thirsk, a Canadian astronaut and Stephen Harper, Canada’s Prime Minister.

Students are offered quality education through providing critical thinking lessons as well as intensive coverage in research studies. Learning programs such as undergraduate research, community service, international study, internships, and co-op are utilized and maximized by the University in order to complete the whole experience of the students.

In line with this, University of Calgary has prepared series of workshops for graduating students to be prepared with the real world battle. The workshops include (1) Personal Development, (2) Professional (3) Development and Financial Literacy.  

The first workshop aims to develop as well as enhance the students’ confidence, social skills, personal identity and self-awareness. The second one is geared towards putting into application the learning they have gathered through the four corners of the classroom across the real world. Experts are invited as keynote speakers to give advice as to how to deal with job hunt and manage the acquired job. Finally, financial literacy is aimed to provide tips on planning and securing future with finances that are post-secondary.

3 comments:

  1. I'm going to a Calgary college and I really like it. They are pretty friendly with the students and treat us like we are actually people. It is kinda cool to see that from a college.

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