Most UOIT programs have an internship, placement or practicum option for students to receive real-life, experiential learning experiences. In the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, students are able to apply for the practicum program at the end of their third year of study to potentially join the practicum class in their fourth year. Practicum allows SSH students the opportunity to work with a non-profit, community-based organization for one semester. This gives students hands-on experience, as well as something they can put on their resume before they complete their degree and venture out into the workforce.
I spoke to a Khalidah Abubaker, a fourth-year Communications and Digital Media Studies student about her experience with the practicum program, and how she feels it will help her in her future career.