• Why Internships

    Why Internships?


    Market yourself
    Build competencies and learn to market yourself to employers


    Establish a valuable network of contacts and references


    Explore a Career Path
    Getting a better idea about possible career paths, tasks and industry


    Develop and Refine Skills
    Acquiring technical and professional skills in a non-academic environment


    Build Career Foundation
    Boost your chances of landing a great job after graduation


    Apply your Knowledge
    Apply classroom knowledge to hands-on, real-life situations


    Gain Valuable Work Experience
    Gaining work experience which will strengthen your resume


    Receive Financial Compensation
    Earn money while you hone your skills, clarify your interests and goals


    Get Expose to Business Environment
    Learn more about communication in a professional environment, a team and build work relationships

SIP Requirements

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Tuition Fees and Courses

Learn more about the work experience courses and tuition fee for SIP.

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Tuition Fees and Courses

Internship Timeline

What would your degree look like when including an internship?


Internship Timeline

Internship Resources

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Internship Resources


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What research says

A 2014 report on Experiential learning from the Council of Ontario Universities found that graduates with relevant work experience are ahead of their peers in the following ways:

  • The National Graduates Survey shows bachelor's level graduates with internship experience earn more than their peers, have higher employment and full-time employment rates and a more likely to have paid off debt two years after graduation.

  • Applied learning programs (like internships) strengthen students' marketability and can vastly improve career prospects at graduation.

  • Thousands of students have found full-time work in their fields of student as a result of experiential learning opportunities at university.

  • In an increasingly competitive job market, experiential learning makes students workplace-ready, setting them up for career success.