Experiential Learning & Co-ops

Ontario’s universities are equipping the next generation of leaders with the skills required for career success by providing students with real-life work experience across all disciplines through co-ops, community service placements and other experiential learning opportunities.

Experiential Learning & Co-ops

Today, work-integrated learning programs at Ontario universities span all disciplines, from environmental science to fine arts and health sciences. Experiential learning provides students with the opportunity to test classroom ideas and learning in a work setting, learning from experts in the field and community agencies that are doing work related to students’ fields of study. Work-integrated learning allows students to explore the nature of organizations, discover what they are most passionate about, and gain a foothold into an increasingly competitive job market.

A 2014 report by the Council of Ontario Universities – Bringing Life to Learning at Ontario Universities – provides a snapshot of the breadth of experiential learning opportunities offered by Ontario’s universities, and places a spotlight on students and employers who are benefitting from them.


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