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About our work-integrated learning programs

At the University Of Ontario Institute of Technology we believe in the importance of experiential learning and we have deliberately embedded it into the academic curriculum. We combine theoretical knowledge with applied, hands-on training to allow students to develop their knowledge, skills and values while positively contributing to the economic and social fabrics of our communities.

Here are a few ways your business can engage with our students:

  • Co-op and internship opportunities

    Co-ops are formal, paid, work-study programs with multiple work terms throughout an undergraduate degree program, or short-term, paid positions. Internships are paid consecutive works terms ranging from four to 16 months. Both provide businesses with motivated students who possess the theoretical foundation and technical skills required to be immediately productive on the job, and are willing to offer a fresh perspective on challenging issues.

    Through co-ops and internships, businesses gain access to training and research opportunities. Highly qualified students come equipped with the skills needed to help reduce high workloads, assist with special projects and cover unexpected employee leaves and vacations. Businesses also have an opportunity to evaluate potential future employees first hand.

  • Practicums and placements

    Students develop and refine their professional qualifications by taking part in a placement in their field of study with organizations looking for current skill sets and new perspectives. Practicums also enable students to gain valuable workplace skills and knowledge while making positive inroads with organizations located in the community and beyond.

  • Capstone projects

    Capstone projects provide an opportunity for businesses to access high-quality consulting services, for little to no cost. Final-year students apply the academic knowledge gained from their degree programs to help organizations find creative solutions to their challenges and achieve their strategic goals, all while gaining industry experience.


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