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Hannah Hurtubise

Hannah Hurtubise
My name is Hannah Hurtubise and I am a third-year student in the Recreation and Leisure program at Brock University with an interest in community recreation. Upon the completion of my Bachelors, I will be working toward my Masters of Teacher Education as I have always had a strong passion for teaching and working with children. As part of my degree, I was enrolled in Dr. Corliss Bean’s ‘Recreation and Leisure Services Field Experience’ course where I completed my fieldwork placement with District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) Academy in St. Catharines. DSBN Academy is a grade 6-12 school that encourages academic excellence through their C.O.R.E values: commitment, optimism, respect, and excellence. Throughout my placement, I worked within a grade seven classroom and led several after-school global sports encore program sessions. These encore programs are a mandatory part of the curriculum and take place during school hours. I created a program that fostered team building and inclusivity through equitable leadership and communication. Throughout the eight weeks of my encore program, students participate in a different sport or schoolyard game from around the world to give them the opportunity to see sport and recreation through a different lens. Students that attend DSBN Academy intend to be the first in their family to attend a post-secondary institution.

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Developing Your Transferable Skillset During Co-op Placement

Posted by Hannah Hurtubise on March 15, 2023

This resource is also available in French. Click here to access the French version.

Understanding your competencies and transferable skill set is pivotal when assessing job opportunities and organizational roles. The Brock University core competencies give individuals a better understanding of the strengths they possess while outlining what could be improved upon. Within my placement, I feel I developed my communication skills the most. Below I outline how I fostered verbal and nonverbal communication, listening, and empathizing skills-- all essential to communication.

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