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Computer Science and Creative Technology Careers Microcredentials

Land a technical role in the creative and technology industry or excel in your current job with these two microcredentials.

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Career Preparation for Computer Science and Creative Technology Careers 

Want to land a technical role in the creative and technology industries? Learn how you can stand out in the competitive job market.

This microcredential empowers you in the job hunt process by providing industry-informed insights on what recruiters and interview committees are looking for in applications for technical roles. You'll learn how to craft a compelling resume and cover letter, and how to make a lasting impression in your interviews.

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What will you learn? 

  • Nail the Interview: Gain the confidence to shine during technical job interviews
  • Craft Winning Applications: Create resumes and cover letters with insider tips from a certified career coach
  • Valuable Feedback: Receive personalized feedback on your job application from industry experts
  • Mock Interviews: Practice with HR professionals within the creative technology industry


Who is this for? 

  • International students in computer science and creative-technology programs 

  • Newcomers including potential PNP Tech Stream candidates who are preparing to enter creative-technology careers 

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Deanne Esdale, CCDP

Deanne prepares students and new graduates for positive change as they transitions from degrees to careers. As a certified career coach, she helps identify strengths, build community and centre job seekers into exciting new life and work roles. Deanne's approach is informed by career theory, solution-focused counselling, arts-based practices, and a decolonized, whole-person perspective. Her background is in the arts, education, and entertainment sectors. She works at Simon Fraser University.  

Intercultural Skills for Success in the Creative Technology Industry 

Don't let your intercultural communication skills hold you back from excelling in your role.

This microcredential provides insights on common intercultural and interpersonal dynamics within the local creative and technology workplace. You will gain a foundational understanding of intercultural communication, key vocabulary around the concepts, and an opportunity to apply this knowledge to real case studies collected from various workplaces settings. 

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What will you learn? 

  • Determine personal values and how they align in your work setting 

  • Discuss intercultural communication theories and relate them to your own experiences in the creative technology workplace 

  • Work in groups to analyze common intercultural miscommunication and their impacts in the creative technology workplace through real world case studies

  • Build intercultural competency to communicate more effectively in intercultural, multidisciplinary work settings 

  • Apply intercultural communication techniques to discuss and resolve an intercultural issue 


Who is this for? 

  • Anyone working in a creative or technology workplace who wants to improve their intercultural communication skills to work more effectively in teams 

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Taslim Damji, MA, IDI QA (Intercultural Development Inventory Qualified Administrator), Intercultural Practitioner

Taslim has over 20 years of experience in the field as an Intercultural Consultant and EAL Instructor. Taslim focuses on connecting intercultural education and mindfulness in the classroom, community, and workplace. Her approach is grass roots and her goal is to help foster intercultural connection by providing safe spaces for dialogue and practical tools that are relevant and easy to integrate into daily life. She works to bring skills and confidence to navigate diverse spaces to a range of audiences and her work is rooted in her core values of mindfulness, empathy, inclusion, innovation and mentorship.


Each microcredential will be four weeks long and require five to six hours of work during each week. Both modules will also have synchronous components to them.  

There will be two modules: 

  • $600 for Career Preparation for Computer Science and Creative Technology Careers

  • $600 for Intercultural Skills for Success in the Technology Industry

In our efforts to support underrepresented people in these industries, female-identifying, trans, genderqueer or non-binary people may be eligible for a tuition subsidy.