To get the most from your experience, it is
important to identify what you hope to learn in this position. Learning objectives are statements that clearly, measurably
and precisely specify what you intend to learn from your co-op
experience. It should state
what you want to learn and how you plan to accomplish the learning.
Examples: 1) A poor
objective might say, To
improve my communication skills.
A better objective would say, To improve my writing skills by
producing newsletter articles and press releases that will meet the
writing standards of my supervisor. 2) A vague objective would be
To become a better event planner. A more specific objective would be To learn the ins and outs
of the wedding planning industry so that I can serve as the key event
planner for a wedding by the end of my internship."
Learning objectives generally fall within three
categories: 1) Academic goals, which involve applying skills learned in
the classroom to a work environment and developing new skills not
learned at school. 2)
Career-related goals, such as increasing your marketability and learning
more about the type of careers available to you.
3) Personal goals like knowledge of your strengths and
weaknesses, coping in a new environment, etc.
For more information about how to set and meet your goals, read
Learning on the
Please identify two learning objectives from each