We are so excited about our new virtual interview and appointment tools, now available in Orbis’s Outcome platform.
As announced earlier this month, these additional features were built in partnership with the University of Waterloo’s Co-operative Education Department to support the University’s co-op program. This collaborative development effort quickly moved beyond capacity building to critical necessity, as the onset of COVID-19 forced a global lockdown – making remote work business-critical in a way never previously imagined. Waterloo will implement these tools for the fall term, strongly positioning their Co-op team to handle the new demands of remote work. In response to our current environment, the University has also agreed to make this technology available to all of our campus partners, running the Outcome platform earlier than initially planned. This trailblazing decision speaks to The University of Waterloo’s generosity and leadership within the community of higher learning.
“The University of Waterloo is committed to evolving the practice of co-op and work-integrated learning (WIL) across the nation. By partnering with Orbis to fast-track this virtual interview and appointment functionality, we can remain digitally agile in a COVID-19 world. This agility is critical in future-proofing Canadian students. We are proud to share our work with other post-secondary institutions to help enable quality WIL experiences throughout the country” – Norah McRae, Associate Provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education.
Physical distancing presents many new challenges, particularly when organizing co-op and skill development opportunities that are fundamental to student progress and success. Luckily, when faced with obstacles, the higher learning community seeks solutions. We are grateful for our partnerships and all that you are doing to elevate student success and connection during this time. 2020/2021 is proving to be transformational for our team and technologies. Advancing our solutions to best support our community is one thing but doing this together, with a campus partner, has made this development particularly meaningful.
If you are a campus partner and did not receive our newsletter announcement about this functionality, please connect with our team and we will make sure you receive all of the information and get trained as soon as possible. You can also email Zoe Mills, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don’t receive our newsletters, but would like to, sign-up here.