II. The University
Workplace Experience Before You Graduate
In addition to in-class learning, every program includes an opportunity for you to learn in the workplace, so you can build on what you have learned in the classroom. The type of workplace experience varies across each program.
Students in Early Childhood, Family and Community Social Services, and Justice Studies participate in practicum and community service placements. A practicum is a part-time volunteer placement that is taken over a semester in conjunction with a course. Students typically carry a full course load while enrolled in practicum placements.
Students in the Computing program participate in two paid 4-month internships. During an internship, students work full-time and are not enrolled in classes. Students in the Business program participate in an Applied Business Project in their last semester. In this course, students, in either a paid or volunteer position, analyze and apply business theories to the workplace through a series of assignments. Students typically carry a full course load while enrolled in the Applied Business Project course. Students in the Media Studies program participate in an eight-week internship in their last semester. An internship is a part-time volunteer placement. Students typically carry a full course load while enrolled in their internship.