Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Our students must complete a 14-week paid Work Placement during the Summer between the third and fourth years. Students take the “Business Career Development” course during the fifth semester, which will prepare them for Summer Work Placement, and guide them through the process of applying and interviewing for jobs. The following are some of the positions our students held during the 14-week paid Work Placement:

  • Digital Technologist
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • Digital Marketing Assistant
  • Digital Marketing Coordinator
  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • Digital Communication Officer
  • Digital Community Manager
  • eCommerce & Assistant
  • eCommerce Representative
  • e-Business Coordinator
  • eCommerce Merchandising Coordinator
  • Product Support Specialist (Shopify)
  • Communications & Analyst Specialist
  • Social Media Community Manager
  • Social Media Strategist & Content Creator
  • Social Media Marketing Strategist
  • Market Research Coordinator
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Marketing & Communications Assistant
  • Media Assistant
  • Operations Supervisor
  • Research Analyst
  • Content Manager
  • Technical Writer
  • Project Coordinator
  • Supply Chain Assistant
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Webmaster

Visit The Placement Centre website for more information.

Meet some of our students who have completed their work placement.

From Blenda Runebjörk:

“I commenced my search for a placement in the fall prior by reaching out to personal contacts including family and friends, their contacts and people I had networked with. It seemed like I had plenty of options and would be set for the summer but I kept my eye out as no prospective employer had given me an official offer. I spent the spring working part time for one of the prospective placements, again keeping my eye out for other opportunities. As it turned out my contacts were unable to meet my placement requirements, either due to a lack of funds available for a reasonable pay, or due to a lack of work to fill the hours required. I ended up finding a placement through the Blackboard job ads sent by the placement adviser which not only met my requirements and personal objectives by went beyond my expectations. I had an amazing learning experience and ended up with a mentor I still keep in contact with. What I learned from the job search experience is that you can never take anything for granted and until you have something in writing you need to keep looking for other opportunities.”