Get Experience

Get Experience

Experiential education is a great way to further develop and broaden your education. Practicums and internships can help you build a strong professional network, putting your knowledge base into action, developing a strong work ethic, and honing your transferable soft skills.

Practicums

A practicum is an experiential education opportunity with an employer that is secured through NYIT.

  • Practicums count as one of your electives.
  • You must pay for the practicum as you would for a course.
  • It will appear on your transcript.
  • Practicums are secured and overseen by a faculty member.

STEPS TO TAKE

  • Prepare your North American-style resume and general cover letter for your application.
  • Contact the dean of your program at least two months prior to the start of the semester.
  • Once accepted, you must register for the practicum.

Internships

An internship is an experiential education opportunity that is secured through your own research and application.

  • Internships do not count as an elective. It is an opportunity outside of your formal education.
  • You must be paid for the internship. It is illegal to work for free in Canada.
  • If you are an international student, your internship can only be 20 hours per week as per your international student work visa guidelines.
  • Internships are not overseen by a faculty member.
  • It will not appear on your transcript.

STEPS TO TAKE

  • Search out a part-time internship that interests you.
  • Sign into CareerShift or explore other recommended job search tools.
  • Prepare your North American-style resume and tailored cover letter.
  • Apply, interview, and accept the offer.
  • Notify the dean of your program and Career Services about your internship.

Contact Us

If you have any further questions about practicums and internships or need any assistance, please contact Vancouver Career Services at vancouver.careerservices@nyit.edu.