Work+ empowers working students to engage meaningfully with their work
Work+ fundamentally redesigns student employment so that it aligns to a student’s career goals. This provides students with a life transformative education that develops their sense of identity, agency, and purpose.
Work+ provides an opportunity for working learners to develop:
Identity Students discover who they are and their place in the world.
Agency An awareness of what they can do with what they learn, and a sense of empowerment that comes from successfully applying knowledge to authentic problems.
Purpose Societal consciousness and intrinsic motivation to use what is learned.
Work+ provides opportunities to grow and apply the skills and mindsets for the digital future. Working learners access a myriad of resources to develop 8 work competencies valued by employers as top career readiness characteristics.
With Work+, working learners discover how to be more self-aware through personal reflections. They learn how to use these reflections in storytelling and, over time, build a meaningful, inspiring personal and professional story. This new methodology nurtures a lifelong ability to describe work and learning experiences to potential employers.
In departments embedding Work+, supervisors expand their roles to act as career guides and mentors to their working learners. In what is called Work+ Team, Supervisors meet regularly with their working learners, support their professional goals, and guide them in growing and applying new skills.
Learn how you can join Work+ by selecting Start your Work+ Journey below. Already enrolled as a working learner? Access the Learner hub to find your Work+ Pathway.