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 Studies, 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 Psychology combine academic study with a minimum of 100 hours of workplace experience through the Applied Study in Psychology Course.

Kinesiology students complete 2 internships in 3rd and 4th year, participating in weekly seminars to analyze their experiences and help develop the skills needed for professional employment.

Students in the Business program are required to participate in an Applied Business Study 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 reflective paper. Students also have the option of gaining more work experience for credit by participating in the Business Practicum course in their third or fourth year. Students typically carry a full course load while enrolled in either of these two courses. Students in the Media Studies program participate in an 240-280 hour internship in their final year of study. An internship is a part-time volunteer placement.

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