Western Continuing Studies

Western Continuing Studies is proud to partner with organizations in our local community and around the world for the practicum component of our post-degree diploma programs. Post-degree diploma students have completed an undergraduate degree and have chosen to enroll in a one-year post-degree diploma program to develop skills and knowledge in relation to a specific industry. In addition to completing several required courses, each student completes a mandatory practicum, which they receive academic credit. It is the culmination of their university experience and an exciting opportunity to apply everything they have learned.


Why host an intern?

  • Engage high-level students who are eager to contribute their skills, ideas, and energy
  • Develop your own supervisory and mentoring skills
  • Raise your organization's profile among the student population

Requirements:

  • Help the student to create six learning goals for the practicum
  • Monitor work assignments and provide constructive feedback
  • Support the student as they learn about the industry and expand their professional network
  • Be available for guidance and advice, including weekly meetings with the student to discuss their progress
  • Evaluate the student's performance in achieving their learning goals

Fields of study

Each year, Continuing Studies students are placed in local, national, and international organizations. We invite you to consider hosting a practicum in the following fields of study:

Arts Management
Clinical Trials Management
Computer Science
Human Resources
Marketing
Not-for-Profit Management
Occupational Health and Safety Management
Pedorthics
Public Relations

 

When are interns available?

Marketing
January to April (560 hours full-time)

Public Relations
January to April (560 hours full-time)

Clinical Trials Management
May to August (400 hours part-time)

Computer Science
May to August (560 hours full-time)

Human Resources
May to August (560 hours full-time)

Arts Management
May to August (560 hours full-time)

Not-for-Profit Management
May to August (560 hours full-time)

Occupational Health and Safety Management
May to August (560 hours full-time)

Pedorthics
September to August (3 placements full-time)

 


Contact Us

For more information, or to express your interest in hosting a student contact:
Heather Wakely
Practicum Manager
519.661.3658 ext. 85211 hwakely@uwo.ca