Ontario’s universities are equipping the next generation of leaders with the skills they need for career success by providing students with real-life work experience through placements, co-ops and ...

Bringing Life to Learning at Ontario’s Universities

Published: March 26, 2014

Ontario’s universities are equipping the next generation of leaders with the skills they need for career success by providing students with real-life work experience through placements, co-ops and internships across all disciplines. Bringing Life to Learning at Ontario Universities says applied learning is one of the fastest growing areas for universities.

Graduates with relevant work experience are ahead of their peers. The National Graduates Survey shows bachelor’s level graduates with co-op experience earn more than their peers, have higher employment and full-time employment rates, and are more likely to have paid off debt two years after graduation.
  1. Today, work-integrated learning programs at Ontario universities span all disciplines, from environmental science to fine arts and health sciences.

Employers often require two to five years of work experience. Applied learning programs can help new grads meet that requirement.
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Application Statistics 2014

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