Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Students who work with employers (on a co-op basis, say) are often unprepared for what that entails. Employers, meanwhile, might be equally unprepared (this is certainly the case in academia and often the case where I work). This guide is a great start to help employer and student find common ground. Although it's directed to the student, it should be read by the employer as well, to define expectations. And it has some great unexpected bits, like the idea of 'managing up', the process where the employee prompts and reminds the employer of things they should be doing. Some other good bits: the project charter, learning to be wrong, and talking about what you don't know. Image: Peterson's.

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
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