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The Internship Advantage


intern studentOver the years, the Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) has established strong ties with various businesses and organizations, locally and beyond. Through its programs, students' exposure to real world experiences, where they can apply lessons learned in the classroom, may take them around the globe or to your local communities that put your skills to the test. 

Expanding your horizons

Placement in the Internship course affords students the opportunity to combine their knowledge and application of theory with real-world experiences that will equip them as future employees. The intention of the course is to:

  • assist in producing highly productive and potential future leaders;
  • enhance the student’s academic study through meaningful work experience;
  • expose organizations to the benefit of student’s training in use of the latest technologies;
  • allow students to deliver and build on fresh ideas as forward-thinkers;
  • add value and contribution to the student’s overall learning experience;
  • let students explore the various management issues they may encounter in their field.

Internship not only gives students an opportunity to apply classroom concepts to the challenges of organizational life, but also helps to gain valuable and relevant work experience to promote networking and lifelong career success. 

Changing how you think

Many of our students got started in their careers by completing an internship employment contract. Faculty members may provide links to various placement opportunities, or students may secure an employer who meets the criteria as prescribed by the Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT).

Open to students who achieve an overall B (3.0 GPA) or higher, Internship equates to:

  • a minimum of 560 hours of progressive business and management experience;
  • a minimum of 16 consecutive weeks of employment;
  • paid, full-time wages as stipulated in sponsoring business’ contract over a specified time.

 Note: Upon successful completion of this course, students may elect not to take the UOIT Edge – Capstone Study Project. 

Success depends on you

Successful work placement completion requires both a verbal and written final report, which will result in the intern receiving a mark and three credits toward the Honours Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology degree requirements.

Participating employers have the opportunity to transform motivated learners into thinkers and achievers of tomorrow, and at the same time provide valuable mentoring to students. 

Influence flows both ways

Noteworthy companies have contributed in offering successful work placement opportunities in the past, such as:

  • BDO Dunwoody
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Deloitte Canada
  • General Motors of Canada
  • IBM
  • KPMG
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Research in Motion
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Sodexho
  • Ubisoft
  • Vanbots Construction
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