Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Experience Plus: Track and Expand Your Undergraduate Experiences



Experience Plus

What is it?

Experience Plus is a tool for students to keep track of their involvement and achievements in their undergraduate degree, including:
  • On Campus jobs
  • On- or off-campus volunteer placements
  • Internships
  • Workshop Participation
  • Professional development activities
  • Certificates and awards
  • Skills
All experiences recorded in Experience Plus can be printed onto an official certificate at your request. This is a great way to display your involvement during your degree to potential employers, 
or to add to your portfolio. 


How do you use it?

To record experiences with Experience Plus:

1. Log in to my.brocku.ca
2. Click on "Student Self Serve - Menu"
3. Click on "Career Education" and "Plus Programs" and "Student Data"
4. Enter information into the various tabs, making sure that it can be verified (via a supervisor, certificate, etc). Submit it and wait for an Experience Plus Assistant to approve your entry!
5. If you would like an Experience Plus Certificate, review your information to make sure it is all current and accurate, click on "Plus Transcript" and request a transcript!

What does a completed transcript look like?
Every student's transcript will look different because we each have different experiences! However, the standard format for the transcript looks like this:

Front:
Back:




If you have any questions or concerns about your experience plus transcript, email expplus@brocku.ca!



Experience Plus Programs:

There are many "Plus Programs" that can enhance your undergraduate degree or track the skills you gain during your degree.


Med Plus 
Med plus is a four year co-curricular program for those interested in a career in the healthcare field. It runs alongside your normal study and includes guest speakers, job shadowing, volunteering, skill development workshops and more. It is a highly competitive program and requires you to apply for it out of high school! Some space is available for first year students to apply. To see more about application requirements and learn more about the program, click here.

Law Plus
Law plus is a new co-curricular program to Brock for students interested in a profession related to Law! Through the program you will learn about and build experience in the legal field through job shadowing, networking, skill development workshops and more! Opportunities are currently available for current Brock students and high-school students to apply. Drop in to CareerZone or visit here for more information!

Lab Skills Plus
Lab skills plus is an opportunity for Biology, Oenology, Neuroscience and Biomedical Science students to track all of their lab skills gained during their undergraduate degree! It offers an official documented list of skills to assist with resumes and interviews to set you apart from other candidates. You can learn more or sign up for Lab Skills Plus by emailing expplus@brocku.ca! 

International Plus 
International Plus includes a series of workshops and lectures or other experiences that enhance global awareness and provide international exposure. The activities you complete throughout International Plus can be documented on your Experience Plus transcript. Click here for more information!




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