Field Placement

Course Code: WORK 5508

Academic Year: 2019-2020

This course provides students with a four-week (160-hour) opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge gained in their program in a practical workplace setting. With the instructor's support, students are required to find a suitable organization to host the placement, one where the student will have the opportunity to observe and to participate in a variety of business and marketing activities, planning or research. The foundation for this process is usually established in WORK 5004 Pre-Placement. The placement experience also allows students to prepare for employment with on-the-job experience and networking opportunities. Work placements may be paid or unpaid. If unpaid, Humber will cover the student's mandatory Workplace Safety and Insurance Board insurance. The work placement may take place during the school year, over term breaks or after the school year, as best suits the student and the employer. The four-week (160-hour) requirement is the minimum necessary for academic credit. Students may extend this as they and the employer deem fit. Students may undertake the work placement in Canada or in another country.