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Experiential and work integrated learning (2019-2022)

Ontario Tech University has a long history of offering experiential and work-integrated learning to its students. These activities enrich student learning while preparing them for their future careers. For the organizations who hire them, it is a valuable and effective way to access the fresh thinking, skills and capabilities that students offer while also building a network of future employees.

Experiential learning includes:

  • Paid co-ops and internships (4-16 month)
  • Practicum and clinical placements
  • Capstone projects
  • Industry or community agency-sponsored research projects
  • Teaching and research assistantships
  • Entrepreneurship programs
  • International placements
  • Work-study opportunities

Between 2019-2022, over 8400 students participated in experiential learning opportunities with over 1000 organizations across a variety of dynamic sectors—healthcare, manufacturing, information technology, energy, education, professional and technical services and public administration.

Ontario Tech University—opening doors for students:

  •   Ontario Tech students secure jobs within two years of graduation
  •   Graduates share that the skills developed while at Ontario Tech were closely related to their employment
  •   As a result, Ontario Tech graduates report that their program of study was related to their employment

Academic programs with experiential learning opportunities:

All programs
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship (minor only)
  • Finance
  • Game Development and Interactive Media
  • Marketing
  • Networking and Information Technology Security
  • Organizational and Human Resources Management
  • Technology Management

Experiential learning opportunities

  • Paid co-ops and internships
  • Capstone projects
  • Industry or community agency-sponsored research projects
  • Teaching and research assistantships
  • Entrepreneurship programs
  • International placements
  • Work-study opportunities
Students engaged in work integrated learning
Partners

Select partners

  • BakerTilly Canada
  • Bell Canada
  • Blackberry
  • Bruce Power
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
  • Celestica
  • Cisco Systems Canada
  • City of Oshawa
  • Communications Security Establishment Canada
  • Deloitte
  • Desjardin Insurance
  • East Penn Canada
  • Facebook
  • General Motors of Canada
  • Gerdau
  • Grandview Children’s Centre
  • Hydro One
  • IBM Canada
  • Kinectrics
  • PriceWaterhouse Coopers
  • Questrade
  • Regional Municipality of Durham
  • Ricoh Canada
  • SOTI
  • Southlake Regional Health Centre
  • SunLife Financial Services
  • TD Financial Group
  • Toronto Transit Commission
  • Toronto Zoo

Did you know?

  •  Experiential learning plays an essential role in mapping out your career pathways and/or graduate school opportunities.
  •  Experiential learning is mandatory for all Faculty of Business and Information Technology students.
  •  Silicon Valley companies like Cisco Meraki recruit students from Ontario Tech's Networking and Information Technology Security program year after year.
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