Student Applicants for Field Placement
Field placements earn students credit toward their degree. The School of Business offers two course options for our forth-year students. Placements are offered across a variety of sectors and fields of interest. Each of the field courses requires a minimum commitment of 100 hours to the placement host within an academic term. This works out to approximately one day per week over 12 weeks. Academic requirements are completed in addition to the 100 placement hours. Most placement opportunities are unpaid.
The placement courses ADMN 4870H and 4880H will be available in the fall and winter terms. The application deadline is July 15 for the fall course and October 15 for the winter course. Place your name on the course waitlist and the department will be in touch with you.
New summer 2022 - We hope to be able to offer a summer placement opportunity in term S61, beginning of May to mid-June. The application deadline is tentatively set as March 15. The placement is still 100 hours but will be completed in a six-weeks.
Students, please read our Q&A (Question and Answer Document) for detailed Placement information.
"It was great! Getting real-world experience gives students a new learning experience and teaches you a lot about business that you'd never be able to learn in class. Not only that, but the relationships you build along are very valuable." Eric Bradley, winter 2021
"Being able to experience a placement in my final year of study, more than confirmed that I was in the correct field of study and ultimately my career. I leant an immense amount of knowledge in those 12 weeks, that I will use as a base to grow off of in the years to come!" Kortney Morello, winter 2021
"A highly professional and friendly atmosphere with excellent learning opportunities. The best source of accounting experiential learning in all of Peterborough." Isaiah Boucher, winter 2021
"My placement opportunity was such a useful experience because I was able to channel my interests in the Human Resources field and put my academic studies to the test. I felt extremely supported during the entire process and I am fortunate to move forth with experience and connections that will be useful entering the industry. I was also lucky enough to be hired for a summer job with my placement agency!" Colleen Dunn, winter 2021
"My placement experience was overall extremely enjoyable and rewarding! I was exposed to real-life work situations and tasks which provided me the opportunity to further my develop my skills. Thank you so much Trent, this course has definitely prepared me for the future and I recommend it to any business students!” Michael Albom, winter 2021
"I would describe my placement experience as an opportunity to put theory into practice. Throughout my placement I learned valuable skills and tips that apply to the real world in regard to marketing! I have also gained a greater understanding as to what is expected and required in a real world scenario. Overall, my placement was a valuable experience and I recommend this course greatly!" Ari Albom, winter 2021
"My placement allowed me to apply my theoretical knowledge I learned in the classroom into a real working environment. This opportunity enabled me to analyze my strengths and helped me to understand what business sector I am truly interested in! My placement was a great experience and I was thankful to receive a full-time job offer from it!" Abby Glas, winter 2021
ADMN 4870H – Field Placement 1
This course bridges academic theory with field-based learning. Working with local agencies in the community, students combine field experience with reflective practice. Students interview for various placements identified by the School of Business, or if approved by the School of Business, students may secure their own learning opportunity. Pre-requisite is a minimum cumulative average of 72%, and 12 university credits of which 5 must be ADMN credits.
ADMN 4880H – Field Placement 2
A second opportunity to bridge academic theory with field-based learning. Again, working with local agencies, students receive a real life learning opportunity either at a new host agency or by returning to the first host agency. Students interview for various placements identified by the School of Business, or if approved by the School of Business, students may secure their own learning opportunity. Pre-requisite is a minimum cumulative average of 72%, and 12 university credits of which 5 must be ADMN credits including ADMN 4870H/3870H.
For more information, please contact:
Deb Earle, Field Placement and Internship Coordinator
Office Gzowski College, Enwayaang building room 356
705.748.1011 ext. 7473
Kristen Papadakos, Coordinator, Workplace Partnerships, Trent Durham
Durham Room 152
905.435.5102 ext. 5042