In the first phase of the applied studies program, you'll learn the fundamentals of project planning, the development process, and the importance of quality.
You will be assigned a mentor who will assist you in your new endeavour, ensuring that you have all the tools required to succeed. They will guide and coach you throughout the year to make this a great experience.
Working on actual community based projects you will begin to learn project management skills, technical writing styles, and quality assurance techniques, all while contributing to organizations that need support.
The second phase focuses on developing skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary to support individuals as members of a team and as part of an organization's culture.
Here you'll participate in several courses which focus on developing leadership; adding value to a team; making effective, collaborative decisions; and displaying professional and ethical behaviour.
During the final phase of the program, you'll present your portfolios outlining the knowledge and skills acquired throughout your internship program. You'll have the opportunity to apply the principles and techniques of self-promotion, job searching, and career planning to pursue employment and/or entrepreneurial opportunities.
You will also get the opportunity to use the work that you have completed for the ALSC in your portfolio.
Upon successful completion of the prescribed curriculum, you will receive a post-graduate diploma in Applied Studies Internship and one year experience as a member of the ALSC within the Department of National Defence.
You will also have the option to apply for the Mentorship program, which will give you another year in the program. The mentorship program focuses on mentoring/coaching and gives you the opportunity to learn these skills while applying them in a work environment. These skills are sought after in industry and will further enhance your leadership capability.