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Humber programs offer unique work-integrated learning opportunities to prepare students for their future careers. Students apply what they’ve learned in class and in real world environments through a wide range of academic, community and industry partnerships. These work-integrated and experiential learning opportunities may include field placements, practicums, clinical placements, co-operative education work terms, internships, applied research projects, or service learning. Check program pages to learn more about the specific opportunities within each program.

Work Placement Benefits

  • Valuable real world learning and enhanced employment opportunities
  • In addition to course credits, students gain relevant on-the-job work experience and often secure future job opportunities upon graduation
  • Social skills such as developing people skills and enhancing personal maturity
  • Smoother transitions from academia to paid employment
  • Better prepares students with self-marketing skills and job acquiring strategies
  • When entering the workforce, higher salaries and overall levels of job satisfaction are reported by students who have participated in work placements

Networking Events

The Faculty of Social and Community Services hosts many events to provide students with the opportunity to explore areas of interest by learning about various career fields and connecting with employers and alumni.

  • Volunteer and Career Fairs
  • Campus Recruitment
  • Information Sessions
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Workshops
  • Industry Panels
  • Guest Speakers

Work Placement Resources & Support

  • Expertise, guidance and resources through Field Placement Coordinators in securing a placement
  • Support during the field experience through Seminar Instructors and Faulty Advisors
  • Networking events

Support with:

  • Self-assessment
  • Resume and cover letter preparation
  • Interview strategies including mock interviews with industry professionals
  • Professional branding strategies (i.e. LinkedIn)
  • Networking strategies and opportunities
  • Job search techniques and guidance to research and interpret relevant and current information about careers and the labour market
  • Special events, guest speakers, job search related workshops and information sessions
  • Volunteer, placement and employment opportunities
  • international students in their Canadian job search and assisting domestic students seeking international work experience

Work Placement Abroad

Humber students have the opportunity to complete program work placements in Canada or abroad. In today’s competitive job market, having global work experience under your belt is one of the very best things you can do for your prospective career. But interning abroad is about much more than work experience. You’ll be challenged to adapt both personally and professionally, and the payoff will be enormous. By leaving the comforts of home to immerse yourself in an entirely new culture, you’ll be pushing the boundaries of what you are capable of and gain an invaluable global perspective.