Field Placement Program

Business Administration - Field Placement Program

Looking to launch or enhance your career while also completing your degree?

Interested in expanding your professional network?

Wanting to build upon the professional work or volunteer experiences you already have?

Apply for one or both of the ADMN Field Placement courses. Field Placements can offer you the opportunity to gain new and practical work experiences, while also enhancing your professional skills and connections and earning you credit towards your degree.   

“Trent Durham has unleashed a confidence in me that I didn’t realize I had. 
Through my internship experience, I learned so much about the corporate world
 and what it takes to be a business leader – giving me the added-value of
networking with industry professionals and future mentors"
  -Andrew Umukoro, 4th year B.B.A. student

Field Placements are available across a variety of sectors and fields of interest. Each of the field courses requires a minimum commitment of 100 hours to the placement within an academic term.  This works out to approximately one day per week over 12 weeks, or more intensively over a shorter number of weeks (which is not unusual).

Academic requirements are completed in addition to a minimum of 100 placement hours. Field Placement opportunities may be paid or unpaid.  

Course Descriptions:

ADMN 4870H: Field Placement 1 

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. Prerequisite: A minimum 72% cumulative average, 12.0 university credits of which 5.0 must be ADMN credits, and permission of course administrator. Excludes ADMN 3870H. 

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 agency or by returning to the first placement host. 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. Prerequisite: A minimum 72% cumulative average, 12.0 university credits of which 5.0 must be ADMN credits including ADMN 4870H (or 3870H), and permission of course administrator. 

For more information, please contact:

​Kristen Papadakos
Coordinator, Workplace Partnerships
Trent University Durham GTA
​Email: kristenpapadakos@trentu.ca