ICON: Get the skills you need, and the experience you deserve

Posted on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

This winter, 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. 

About ICON:

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 and critical thinking skills
  • Collaborating and working in a team environment
  • Communicating with internal and external audiences

Get a co-op - like experience on-campus and earn course credits!

For more information and to find details about registration, visit ideascongress.wordpress.com

If you have more questions, contact Dr. Shoshanah Jacobs at sjacob04@uoguelph.ca.