COVID-19 Update: Office of Experiential Learning Online Services

The recent announcement regarding COVID-19 and the University's response to this concern has resulted in changes to some of our service delivery at the Office of Experiential and Community Based Learning.

Our office in GMH 302 is closed for in-person meetings temporarily, however all staff continue to work remotely.

 

Book a virtual appointment:

Get your individual appointments booked online. We can use the Chat or Call option on your Teams app from Outlook. We are also available via email:

Internships:

Current interns:

Check your STU email for individual check ins and updates on your internship.

Summer internships:

Students can continue to apply for our available summer internships. If we need to make any changes to start dates, we will update each posting.

Resume workshop requirement: In-person resume workshops have been cancelled on campus. Instead, if a student wishes to apply for an internship, and you have not attended a workshop in the past, you must complete the "Your Résumé, Your Story" course, on Moodle.

To access this course follow the link above or log in to STU's Moodle site, scroll down to Course Categories and select Student Services. Enrol yourself on 19/S2 - Your Résumé, Your Story. There is no password required to enrol. Please ensure you download all handouts, content, and complete all quizzes and activities until a check mark appears next to each one.

Interviews: Employers will most likely transition to hold interviews through calls, Teams videocalls, Skype, or other virtual platforms. The interview process will be the same as an in-person interview. The interviewer's objective (to screen candidates for employment) is the same. See: Tips for a Successful Video Job Interview

Host organizations:

Our office is following the recommendations of CEWIL Canada:

“Employers and community partners who are offering a student a placement, consider allowing the student to work for home if their organization can support this practice.

We recognize the value that work-integrated learning has for both our students and our industry partners and we are hoping to mitigate potential losses in these meaningful experiences for students”

If you are continuing to interview students for positions, please consider the practice of using phone, video or other virtual platforms to conduct interviews.

 

Certificate in Experiential Learning and Community Engagement:

Information sessions are cancelled for the semester. To enrol in the certificate, please submit the following form: Certificate Enrolment.

For volunteering requirements: we encourage you to practice social-distancing and stay at home. You can count your volunteering hours for the past 12 months towards your certificate at this time. Please complete the required reflection entries and logging procedures on Moodle once you are enrolled.

 

STU Connects:

We know you’re probably worried about human connections right now. We understand. Shift all your conversations to a phone or video call and continue reaching out. Use this time to continue to build relationships and remain connected. Sign up or log in here: STU Connects.

 

Check you email often for updates, or reach out directly at: experientialoffice@stu.ca