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Brock University Cover Letter Sample

Career Services has launched two new online workshops on resume and cover letter development. But these are not your typical workshops. They were created to take a sometimes mundane and dry subject and turn it into a fun learning activity, incorporating a gaming approach that engages students and measures/reinforces their learning as they participate.

Using software called Articulate Storyline – an e-learning authoring software that allows developers to build highly interactive online and mobile courses – the workshops let students follow the journey of Applicantus, a medieval warrior on his quest to develop a resume and cover letter so he can work for King Employerion as the next Protector of the Realm.

“The previous workshops were outdated and were passive in nature, with limited student interaction,” said Kara Renaud, Career Services resource coordinator and faculty liaison. “Based on feedback from student staff, we came up with the idea to create a more engaging and interactive workshop. We tasked one of our student employees, Mitch Cumming, to develop it, with content being provided by full time staff (workshops for students, created by a student). “Knowing our primary audience is students aged 17-22, we took a game-like approach to helping students learn the basics about resumes and cover letters.”

Students can access the workshops on the Career Zone career services’ page, then by clicking on workshops. Additional information, resume and cover letter samples can also be found in the Online Resource Centre page.

It’s not Career Services’ only new initiative. It is currently revamping its interview workshop, and plans are underway to redesign the portfolio development workshop.

University program information changes regularly. For the most up-to-date details, view the online application.

Last updated: October 3, 2017

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Established in 1964, Brock University is one of Canada’s top postsecondary institutions. Located in historic Niagara Region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city with beautiful natural surroundings.

With more than 18,000 students in 7 diverse faculties, Brock University offers an academic experience that’s second to none. Our degree programs are designed with your future in mind. We focus on your career with co-op and service learning options that provide maximum exposure to your chosen field of study.

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  • If not eligible for your first choice, consideration will be given to subsequent choices in the order of preference you indicated on your application.
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Brock has a long-standing alternative offer policy. If you are not initially eligible for the program(s) you have applied to, we will consider you for an alternative program. If you are completing classes in second semester, we will automatically review your application in May to determine eligibility for your preferred program choice.

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December and early January: A select number of offers of admission will be extended to high achieving applicants based on completed 3U/M courses and available 4U/M results.

Mid-February: The majority of offers of admission will be made at this time. Offers will be based on completed 4U/M courses, as well as registration in additional 4U/M courses, including prerequisites. (For those in a non-semester school, offers are based on six 4U/M interim grades.)

Late April/early May: Offers of admission will be based on a combination of 6 interim or final 4U/M courses, including prerequisites. Calculation of the admission average will be based on the best six 4U/M courses, including prerequisite subjects.

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Brock University will grant a deferral where unforeseen and severe extenuating circumstances warrant 1. The decision as to whether a deferral is warranted is at the discretion of Brock University and is not automatic.

Deferrals will be considered only after acceptance of a Brock University offer and receipt of final grades.

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Details about supplementary pieces will be provided either through the acknowledgement email you will receive thanking you for applying, and/or through emailed notifications.

OUAC code BAI: BEd/BA Honours – Visual Arts Major (Intermediate-Senior Division) and OUAC code BR: BA Honours – Visual Arts (Studio Art)

  • Portfolio
  • Deadline: February 8, 2018

Learn more about Visual Arts Portfolio requirements.

OUAC code BGD:  BA Honours – Game Design

  • Statement of Interest
  • Deadline: February 8, 2018

Learn more about the Game Design Statement of Interest.

OUAC code BGP: BSc Honours – Game Programming

  • Statement of Interest
  • Deadline: February 8, 2018

Learn more about the Game Programming Statement of Interest.

OUAC Code BJ: BSc Honours – Mathematics & Statistics: Accelerated Mathematics Studies

  • Written personal statement
  • Mathematics Activities Portfolio
  • Entrance examination may be required after the February 8 deadline
  • Interview may be required after the February 8 deadline
  • Deadline: February 8, 2018

Learn more about admission requirements for Accelerated Mathematics Studies.

OUAC code BAI: BEd/BA Honours – Dramatic Arts Major (Intermediate-Senior Division) and OUAC code BT: BA Honours Dramatic Arts

  • DART Invitational
  • Audition dates TBA

Learn more about the DART Invitational.

OUAC code BM: Bachelor of Music Honours

  • Audition
  • Audition deadlines TBA

Learn more about Music auditions.

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Policing and Criminal Justice

If you wish to be considered for this program, you must first apply to 1 of the following programs:

  • Geography (BGE),
  • Political Science (BPO),
  • Sociology (BSO), or
  • Psychology (BPY).

You may apply for admission to the Policing and Criminal Justice program after successful completion of year 1 at Brock University.

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Nursing (BScN)

Brock University offers 2 distinct options for completing the BScN degree:

  1. Brock University Program
    The 4‑year BScN Honours program is offered entirely at the Brock University campus in St. Catharines. After completing the degree, you are eligible to write the certification exam to become a Registered Nurse. Choose this option if you wish to study at Brock University.
  2. Loyalist CAAT/Brock University/Collaborative Program
    The 4‑year BScN Honours program is offered in collaboration with Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario. The first 2 years are completed at Loyalist College and the final 2 years at Brock University. After completing the degree, you will be eligible to write the certification exam to become a Registered Nurse. Choose this option if you wish to begin studies at Loyalist College. Applications to the program are made through the Ontario College Application Service (OCAS).

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English-Language Proficiency

If English is your second language, you must submit evidence of English‑language proficiency. We will automatically notify you if you are required to submit a test result such as TOEFL, IELTS, etc.

Note: Studying in an Ontario high school, or under the Ontario curriculum in another country, does not automatically exempt you from this requirement. Exemptions may be granted under the following circumstances:

  • You have studied successfully in an English-language instructional education system on a full-time basis for a minimum of 3 years (with no ESL classes).
  • You present acceptable grades in a range of humanities/social science courses from your senior high school year.
  • You submit a hand-written letter outlining why you believe you should receive an exemption.
  • You submit 3 years of educational transcripts (copies) proving study in an English-language instructional education system.

Email Brock early in the application process if you have any questions about the need to submit a test score. Normally, in order to be considered for early admission, a successful test result is required by late February or, for May offers, the last week in April.

Find more information about English‑language proficiency requirements.

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Accessibility Policy

If you apply under the Accessibility Policy, you must meet minimum university admission requirements and be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Requests for special admissions consideration, including any supporting documentation, must be submitted by April 20, 2018. All files will be reviewed at the end of April.

If you are admitted under this policy and do not meet the admission requirements for a specific program, you may be extended an offer to an alternative program in cases where the preferred program is limited in enrollment or is full. You may be considered under 1 or more of the following categories:

  1. Extenuating Circumstances
    • Request an individual review by writing a letter directly to the Office of the Registrar, Admissions.
    • Articulate how the special circumstances have impacted your academic performance in the letter or any supporting documentation.
  2. Physical Disabilities or Severe Illness
    • Request an individual review by writing a letter directly to the Office of the Registrar, Admissions.
    • Articulate how the special circumstances have impacted your academic performance in your letter.
    • Supporting documentation must be provided.
  3. Minority Status (Members of Aboriginal/Indigenous communities or members of a visible minority)
    • Request an individual review by writing letter directly to the Office of the Registrar, Admissions.
    • Articulate how the special circumstances have impacted your academic performance in your letters and/or supporting documentation.
  4. Learning Disabilities
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    • Include the following required supporting documentation:
      • a psychoeducational assessment report or documentation from a physician and/or specialist confirming the learning disability and indicating a need for specific accommodations (details on the appropriate documentation);
      • an IEP, when available; and
      • a cover letter, written by you, that clearly articulates how the learning disability has impacted your academic performance.
    • The Admissions Office will forward all documentation to the Student Accessibility Services (SAS) Office.
    • Upon review, additional information may be required.
    • The Director of Admissions, in consultation with the Manager of Student Accessibility Services,will make all admissions decisions.
    • Admission is not guaranteed.

Note: If you require special accommodation and have not already identified yourself during the application process, it is important to contact SAS immediately upon receiving admission to arrange for required accommodations. Email SAS or contact us by phone at 905‑688‑5550, extension 3240.

Brock assists students with physical, medical, mental health and learning disabilities through exam accommodations, note taking, technical assistance, and campus advocacy and liaison. The campus is wheelchair accessible and includes accessible housing units.

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In residence at Brock, you’ll live in outstanding, modern facilities, meet new friends and become a vital part of our community.

All of our residences are located on, or within close walking distance to the campus and offer you the opportunity to choose between traditional dormitory, semi-suite, townhouse or independent suite-style accommodations.

Find more information about our residences.

To secure your guaranteed place in residence, your application and application fee must arrive at Brock University no later than June 1, 2018.

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Awards and Financial Aid

Review information about Brock’s innovative scholarship awards and financial aid.

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Co‑op Programs

Co‑op students at Brock receive extensive coaching and support to enable successful transitions to the workplace. Work placements with companies located across Canada and internationally contribute to, and build upon, academic programs.

Note: Co‑op spaces are limited and admission is not guaranteed by meeting the minimum requirements.

Co-op restrictions

International students on study permits are welcome to apply to, and be considered for admission to co‑op programs at Brock University. However, admission to some programs may be limited or restricted due to limitations imposed by industry requirements or Canadian immigration laws, which make it difficult to secure placements for study permit students and present challenges for successful completion of required work terms.

Co-op Accounting: Canadian citizens and permanent residents only

Co-op Political Science (Public Administration): Canadian citizens only

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Med Plus

Interested in pursuing a career in health care? Get on the path to success and apply for Brock University’s unique experiential program, Med Plus. Med Plusis a 4-year, non-credit initiative designed to run concurrently with your academic study.

Med Plusactivities include the following:

  • volunteer opportunities
  • job shadowing
  • a speaker series
  • skill development workshops
  • peer mentorship
  • program advising

Find more information about the Med Plus program and the application process.

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Brock University
Office of the Registrar – Admissions
Niagara Region
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines, ON  L2S 3A1

Telephone: 905‑688‑5550 ext. 3052
Fax: 905‑988‑5488
Email: central@brocku.ca

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