EUC aims to provide students with experiences and professional development knowledge which will prepare students to be career ready for graduation. EUC offers the following services and opportunities to help students build the required professional skills to enter the environmental and urban industry:
Real World Professional Experience
Placements & Internships: Undergraduate students have the opportunity to complete a placement in their 3rd & 4th year of study where they work with an organization to develop working experience, grow their professional network and enhance their professional skills.
Capstone Course: This is an initiative that enables students to collaborate in multi-disciplinary teams with students, faculty and project partners to work on year-long capstone projects pitched by non-profits, start-ups, and businesses who want to make real social impact. Your participation in C4 will count as credits at the 4000 level.
EUC Career Coaching
- One on One Coaching: Meet with the Experiential Education Coordinator for career coaching in the areas of resume & cover letter, job search, interview prep and green career pathways guidance.
- Professional Development Workshops: Throughout the year the Experiential Education Coordinator hosts professional development workshops targeted towards green careers to train students with essential skills needed to be career ready after graduation.
- Networking Events: EUC hosts panels and speed networking events with alumni and community partners to discover and learn more about career pathways student could pursue after graduation.
- A weekly newsletter is sent out to students to highlight opportunities to build their professional skills and grow their professional networks. The weekly newsletter includes:
- EUC has a internal job board which is exclusive to EUC students only. This job board is updated weekly with opportunities related to their field of study. An update on new placements, jobs and volunteer opportunities is provided for students to take advantage of and to also learn about the different positions and organizations they could get involved with.
- Tip of the Week: Weekly professional tips are provided to students to learn about the tips an tricks of how to brand themselves to attract employers, how to access the hidden job market, the do’s and don’ts of networking and many other career development skills.
- Internal & External Events, Workshops & Webinars: The newsletter highlights internal YorkU events and external events to provide students with an opportunity to cultivate their professional networks, learn more about external organizations and provide resources to learn more about events related to their field of study.
Work Placement Course for EUC Students
What do I need to complete an undergraduate placement?
- Academic Requirements
- Successfully completed between 60 to 90 credits
- Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 6.0 (B)
- Approval from the Experiential Education (EE) Coordinator
- To enroll into ENVS 4001 course students must first confirm their placement and request approval via email from the EE Coordinator
What are my undergraduate placement enrollment options?
- Student who enroll in approved placements may receive 3 or 6 credits towards their degree upon successful completion of their placement
- Approved 3 credit placements require a minimum of 120 hours of work
- Approved 6 credit placements require a minimum of 240 hours of work
- Enrollments are carried out each semester throughout the year (Fall, Winter & Summer)
How does a placement benefit me?
- Develop professional working experience
- Integrate classroom learning with hand-on practice
- Grow your professional network
- Develop personal and professional skills to build your resume
- Explore different career paths and learn about a wide variety of environmental organizations and departments