Careerspace facilitates meaningful and valuable experiences between motivated students and organizations.
At Trent University, we are all doing our part to flatten the curve, and as a result, our physical office in the Student Centre is currently closed. But rest assured, we are still here for you! You can still access all of our online employer services through the Student Experience Portal including job postings, virtual recruitment and interviewing via Zoom. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
With opportunities including (and well beyond!) traditional co-op placements, Experiential Learning at Trent University is accessible and worthwhile for all types of organizations.
Trent students are eager to take on new challenges in exciting and creative environments. Whether it be in a traditional work environment, out in the field, on a stage, or in a competition, our students are ready to get involved.
Gain a valuable team member with fresh ideas from the number one undergrad school for producing the leaders of tomorrow, and bring a student’s education to life.
Funding for Employers
The Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) is a wage subsidy program that provides post-secondary students from across Canada with opportunities to engage in Experiential Learning through paid work experience, regardless of their discipline. The program is funded through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and they work with Employer Delivery Partners, a group of recognized associations and organizations representing the interest of employers in particular industries, to provide student work placements and wage subsidies of up to $7,500.
For more info about the Program, click here
How Can You Engage with Students at Trent University?
Registering for on-campus recruitment (table display or information session) *virtual
Hosting on-campus interviews *virtual
Host a volunteer
Host a field placement student
Host a Co-op Placement (Computing Information Systems and Conservation Biology)
Engage in Community Based Research
Engage in a Workplace Project
- Create an account on the Student Experience Portal for access to:
- Posting opportunities on the Trent Student Job Board
- Registering for Careerspace events
- Registering for on-campus recruitment (table display or information session)
- Hosting on-campus interviews
For a full list of experiential learning opportunities, visit our page that outlines opportunities that are Outside the Classroom. Reach out to Careerspace today to get your organization started with Experiential Learning at Trent!
Email email@example.com or call us at (705) 748-1011 x 6011.
For a full list of our team members, visit our Contact Us page.
Are you a professional who is interested in acting as a mentor to Trent students and recent graduates? Check out TrentUConnect for Community Partners.
Types of Experiential Learning
Through the Trent Community Research Centre (TCRC), students gain academic credit and experience by undertaking supervised research projects with local community organizations. In community-based research, the questions come from the community and, using credible research methods, community members, researchers, professors and students work collaboratively to find the answers. During the past twenty years, hundreds of students have completed successful projects that have made a significant contribution to the greater-Peterborough community. Our students gain invaluable skills and experience that prepare them for graduate school and beyond. A wide array of applied research opportunities exist in the form of thesis, reading course, or community-based research.
Students work in partnership with a community-based organization to apply their disciplinary knowledge to address identified community need or global issues. Many community service opportunities are available through the Trent Community Research Centre.
From Social Work to Forensic Science, Education to Nursing, Health Sciences to the School of the Environment, Trent students earn academic credit in a variety of settings throughout Ontario and beyond.
Currently, placement, practica and internship opportunities exist in 14 departments at Trent. One example are the placement opportunities in Business Administration are available in a variety of business sectors within the Greater Peterborough and Durham Region, to students enrolled at various programs at Trent. Another example includes the placement in Medical Sciences and Placement in Health Sciences allow students interested in medical/health science the best opportunity to prepare for careers in medical or applied health research, teaching, and med school.
Trent has two academic programs with competitive co-op options that allow students to gain invaluable hands-on experience over three, 12-week, full-time paid work terms:
Computing Systems Co-op – real-world experience in the exciting and rapidly growing information technology industry
Conservation Biology Co-op – provides graduates with career advantages and the skills and knowledge to help protect the world’s most vital organisms and at-risk wildlife
Many programs at Trent have a field component, where students explore academic content in a purposeful way outside the classroom through field trips and/or field work in Canada or abroad.
Trent offers many field work opportunities on campus or in the local area, including the McLean Oliver Ecological Centre, the Trent University Nature Areas, the Trent Experimental Farm, the Trent Vegetable Garden and the Crime Scene House.
Engage with a student to identify issues or opportunities and develop solutions or strategies to industry problems. (e.g., consulting projects)
How to Get Involved
Careerspace is your on-campus and online resource for recruiting qualified students and graduates for your organization. Gain a valuable team member with fresh ideas from the number one undergrad school for producing the leaders of tomorrow, and bring a student's education to life.