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Calling all Co-op Supervisors! This series is just for you, and anyone else wanting to improve their coaching and training skills. Creating a great co-op experience for a student can be difficult; especially if it's their first one. In this three-part series, Caroline gives you the best practices into creating a great co-op semester from beginning, middle to end. By focusing on clear communication, Caroline provides you with insight on how to help the student build their learning objectives, giving constructive feedback and adding responsibilities, and how to guide them through their end of term work report. Co-op students are supposed to be the ones learning, but there is no cap to learning and success. Continue your learning with Caroline, and her wonderful advice!

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Introductions, Rules and Learning Objectives

The following article is the first in a three-part series on how Co-op supervisors can make the most of a Co-op experience with their student. Part one focuses on introductions and expectations, and how to build your students learning objectives.

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Giving Feedback and Increasing Responsibilities

The following article is the second in a three-part series on how Co-op supervisors can make the most of a Co-op experience with their student. Read this blog to learn how to provide constructive feedback, and when the best time is to add additional responsibilities. 

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Evaluation and Work Report

The following article is the final in a three-part series on how Co-op supervisors can make the most of a Co-op experience with their student. The final installment focuses on wrapping up a co-op term and writing evaluations.