Cooperative & Work-Integrated Learning (WIL)

The formal and substantive integration of the students in a workplace setting, including:

Co-op - involves alternating academic and paid work terms for students to explore professional environments within a specific industry or field.

Academic Internship - a work experience directly connected to a course or program of study that integrates academic learning with its application in a workplace. Students have an independent workload while on internship.

Professional Practicum - a practice-based experience where students observe or assist a licensed or registered professional through the hands-on application of disciplinary concepts in a professional setting, typically off-campus. Students do not have an independent workload while on placement.

Field Experience - a practice-based experience where students participate in components of a discipline or profession through the hands-on application of disciplinary concepts.

Work Study - faculty and staff hire students into on-campus Work Study positions that provide students with an opportunity to gain practical work experience.