ICON: Get the skills you need, and the experience you deserve
This fall, register for a unique upper year course that prepares you for the workplace! This course welcomes students across all majors and groups to work together to solve real-world challenges while receiving valuable experience.
ICON harnesses the power of collaboration and knowledge sharing in a problem-solving and project-based learning environment. Through workshops, team building activities, and fostering of knowledge translation and transfer, ICON aims to teach students valuable interpersonal, team, and communication skills, while fostering innovative ideas for today’s most pressing challenges. ICON partners students and faculty at the University of Guelph, with a community group or business. The partnership introduces students to broad real-world challenges (e.g. food insecurity, green design, etc.), and provides students with access to expertise from across campus and from the community.
This course will teach you what employers are looking for including:
- Problem solving/ critical thinking
- Communication inside & outside an organization
ICON is a co-op - like experience but on campus, with course credits towards your major!
Register for the independent study course on webadvisor (as early as June 18th) and with the help of the course coordinator
Register for ICON through the www.ideacon.ca website