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Crucial Skills Workshops

Timing:
Every Wednesday throughout your Discover Year

One day every week – Discovery Day – all students come together for a day of fun and engaging education. These days are dedicated to skills workshops, career panels, and group discussions.

The skills workshops focus on both “hard” and “soft” skills related to communication, entrepreneurship, career development, organization and time management, critical thinking, and more. Subject matter experts from within the Discover Year community deliver interactive sessions to help you build fundamental career skills for the 21st century.

The career panels feature conversations with working professionals from a wide range of industries and backgrounds, from financial advisors, to psychologists, to news broadcasters and everything in between. These sessions expose you to new and diverse career possibilities and help you understand the professional skills and attitudes required for success.

This element of the program is intended to pique your curiosity and inspire you to explore your unique professional interests in a meaningful way.

Watch our video to learn more about Discovery Days.


Work Terms

Timing:
September to January, and March to July

At Discover Year, we recognize that our students have unique skills, interests, and expectations when it comes to employment. Our students participate in two 5-month work terms, which help them gain hands-on work experience and develop critical professional skills.

Whether you have previous work experience or you're looking for your very first job, we will help you craft a professional résumé and cover letter and coach you on effective communication strategies to connect with employers. You will also have access to our extensive network of mentors and professionals to help you explore the type of work that interests you.

During the work terms, students are expected to work approximately four days per week, with one additional day (Wednesdays) dedicated to our Discovery Days.