Current Students

Students in Walker Complex
Students in the library
Students studying in the library

What will you gain?

  • Valuable work experience to add to your resume
  • A greater awareness of workplace culture and expectations
  • Confidence in your abilities
  • Soft skills such as communication, teamwork and leadership
  • Improved organization and time management skills
  • Self-understanding, language and resources to promote yourself to employers
  • Ability to identify your ideal working style and career path
  • Tools that will help you to form a bridge between school and the professional world

BENEFIT OF EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION

“Overall, I believe that participating in this class throughout the year and engaging in experiential learning has enhanced my ability to be a critical thinker and reflect on my personal experiences to intentionally better my future.”

SNAPSHOT OF PROCESS

  • Read placement postings in our job database during the first few days of the fall school term and rank your top four choices
  • Receive notice of your specific position in the first few weeks of the course
  • Meet your supervisor and start work OR attend an interview based on your selected location preferences (depending on the requirements of your placement)
  • Contact your employer to verify your employment arrangements (hours per week, workplace location etc)
  • Develop your learning objectives in conjunction with your supervisor’s needs
  • Complete your two work terms (September/April)
  • Attend and participate in class; meet reflection and career portfolio building requirements
  • The internship is unpaid and project-based
  • 120-160 hours between September and April. This works out to approximately 8-10 hours/week
  • Your supervisor will be asked to sign off on your learning objectives, provide guidance and mentorship throughout the placement and fill out a brief evaluation form at the end of the placement in April

Please follow the above criteria when finding your own placement.

“The CPCF 4F00 Internship course allowed me to prepare for life after Brock. Through class activities, guest speakers and a work-integrated learning placement, I noticed myself develop personally and professionally. This opportunity made learning come alive and I would recommend this course to anyone in their 4th year of their CPCF program”

This Is My Niagara Intern, 2018-2019

COMPANY & PROJECT EXAMPLES

  • Carousel Players
  • Distress Centre Niagara
  • Educational Research & Innovation Hub
  • Giant Shoe Creative Agency
  • Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce
  • Hughes & Co. Inc.
  • IndoorShoes Music
  • J.A. Turner Associates
  • Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region
  • Niagara Workforce Planning Board
  • Rev Publishing Multimedia Group
  • YourTV (Cogeco)

web/social media

website refresh

maintain current platforms

develop, schedule and monitor social media

communications

writing – press releases, blogs

profit oriented deployment plans

develop cohesive marketing strategies

event planning

awareness campaigns

small-large scale event planning/execution

book guest speakers, venue, caterer etc

graphic design

Canva

Adobe Creative Suite

design marketing materials

marketing

branding and re-branding exercises

develop compelling marketing narratives

cross-promotional campaigns

video/photography

filming and editing

video series, live videos

educational and promotional

Contact Us

To get into the course, contact
Penni Lafleur, Academic Administrator, 905 688 5550 x5308 plafleur@brocku.ca