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Work-Integrated Learning

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. 

Work Placements

Work placement is an integral part of a Humber education. Join our network of over 800 community partners in the Faculty of Social and Community Services that provide a wide range of opportunities for students to experience what their diploma or degree can do, before they graduate. Learn more about how we are partnering with industry here.

Want to learn more about a specific program or opportunity, please contact:

Kevin.Gonneau
416.675.6622 ext. 3119
Kevin.Gonneau@humber.ca


Job Postings

Login to The Faculty of Social and Community Services Job Portal to post full-time, part-time, summer and volunteer positions on this site. Manage and edit your own postings. Maintain an archive of previous postings. Track number of visits and applications. Get updates on News and Events.

On Campus Recruiting

Come on campus for program specific career fairs and networking events throughout the year. We are always searching for new ways to link the students with employers. If you would like to get involved, contact:

Partnerships and Career Events Coordinator at FSCSnetworking@humber.ca


Becoming a PAC Member

Becoming part of our industry network creates immense value for all stakeholders. As employers, you will gain access to highly trained Humber students, allowing you to onboard future focused hires into your organizations. There are many other ways in which you can also partner with Humber College to guide the learning, training and careers of our students. You can also get involved by becoming a Program Advisory Committee member.

Networking & Community Events

We host many events to provide students with the opportunity to explore areas of interest; learn and discuss current issues, education and career pathways; and connect with current students, future employers, and Humber alumni:

  • Job and Career Fairs
  • Information Sessions
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Workshops
  • Guest Speakers
  • Conferences

 

What are the qualifications and expectations of work placement?

What to Expect

A Humber Faculty of Social and Community Services student can fill any entry-level role in an organization and work across a broad range of fields. Our programs teach a unique balance of practical, workplace-ready skills and advanced theoretical knowledge. The benefit to employers means shorter learning curves and greater results.

Student Expectations

Our students expect a meaningful challenge in their placement position and to work on projects that directly relate to their field of study. They want the opportunity to prove themselves and to gain skills in a practical, real-world employment situation. Placements should offer the chance to hone a student’s interpersonal, communication, problem-solving and analytical skills, all the while providing support and feedback.

Duration of Placements

Our programs are designed to follow the academic calendar; students enter the field in September, January and May and can be one semester to two semesters in length depending on the program. Degree students have the option of completing placements on a part-time or full-time basis while diploma student have specific days of the week set aside to attend placement. Our Field Placement Coordinators will advise students on the best timelines to complete placement.

What is required from the employer?

  1. A readiness and interest to take on the responsibilities of educating a Humber College student.
  2. An ability to provide students with opportunities to engage in meaningful work that is directly related to their course learning outcomes.
  3. A commitment to providing an experienced mentor who will make time to adequately carry out the necessary functions of an Agency Field Supervisor, including weekly feedback, goal setting, evaluating performance and signing timesheets.
  4. Ensuring a safe work environment where Human Rights and the values of self-awareness, compassion, inclusion, respect and integrity are upheld.
  5. Agency staff that will encourage students to participate in the organization’s operations, through activities such as attendance at staff meetings and participation in committee work as well as service delivery where appropriate.
  6. An adequate workstation or area where students can be included in the work environment.
  7. A willingness to accommodate students with disabilities and special learning needs; to consult with Humber’s Accessible Learning Consultants when required.
  8. Providing students the opportunity to complete placement hours before the end of the school semester.
  9. Keeping students apprised of whether or not their performance is satisfactory throughout the course of their placement by providing constructive feedback concerning their strengths and areas that require improvement.
  10. Where appropriate, to be willing to problem solve areas of concern with a Humber Representative and the student.

Unpaid and Paid Placements

Work placement positions facilitated through the Faculty of Social and Community Services are unpaid, however, students can work with their Field Placement Coordinator to assess whether exiting paid employment can be used as their placement experience. Students who are paid employees working with an organization and/or in a role that meets the learning outcomes required by the course and program can request to have their employment considered as a formal placement by the Field Placement Coordinator.

Post your Opportunity

The Field Placement Coordinator will work with you to create a job posting outlining what students can expect to be doing in placement with your organization and what qualifications and skills you are looking for. Students will review your job posting among others, and select their top choices.

Resume Review

Field Placement Coordinators help to narrow down the search for both you and students by pre-screening and matching students to their top placement choices before we connect them to you. You will have the opportunity to read through select resumes of applicants and choose whether to invite students to interview with you. You can also ask that we drive all interested students to connect with you without pre-screening, or ask the Field Placement Coordinator to assign students to you if you do not want to review resumes. Let us know your preference and we can help.

Interview Process

If you would like to host several students from a program or across various programs in the Faculty of Social and Community Services, we have access to classes and meeting rooms that can fit your needs to interview students at the Humber Lakeshore campus; we are happy to coordinate this for you. However, most employers use their own facilities and coordinate meeting students for interviews on their own.

Workplace Safety and Insurance

As with all non-paid student placements, we require our students and employers to complete the Ministry of Training, Colleges and University declaration of understanding. Our Field Placement Coordinators help facilitate this process, which is meant to protect everyone by verifying workplace safety and insurance information.

If The Fit Isn't Quite Right

Our placement students are treated like any other employee in an organization. If the fit isn't right, please feel free to contact the Seminar Instructor/Faculty Advisor and we work together to determine the best course of action. We are confident that we will find you the right student for the job, but if there is a problem, we will help you deal with it on a case-by-case basis.

Field Placement Coordinators

Field Placement Coordinators cultivate community partnerships and support students in their preparation for Work-Integrated Learning from orientation, to the first day in the field. Field Placement Coordinators provide students personalized attention and tools needed to be successful in securing a placement.

Search the chart below by Program Name to email the Field Placement Coordinator.

Addictions and Mental Health - Graduate Certificate

ADMH.placement@humber.ca

Bachelor of Behavioral Science

BBSplacement@humber.ca

Bachelor of Community Development

BCDplacement@humber.ca

Bachelor of Child and Youth Care

BCYCplacement@humber.ca

Bachelor of Criminal Justice

CJplacement@humber.ca

Community and Justice Services - Diploma

CJSplacement@humber.ca

Child and Youth Care - Diploma

CYCplacement@humber.ca

Developmental Service Worker - Diploma

DSWplacement@humber.ca

Social Service Worker - Diploma

SSWplacement@humber.ca