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
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.
Collaborations with Industry
The Capstone Course 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.
Career Coaching with the Experiential Education Coordinator
For resume & cover letter, job search, interview prep and green career pathways guidance.
Professional Development Workshops
Targeted towards green careers and training students with essential skills needed to be career ready after graduation.
Panels and speed networking events with alumni and community partners to discover and learn more about career pathways.
Highlights opportunities to build our students' professional skills and grow their professional networks.
Work Placement Course for EUC Students
What do I need to complete an undergraduate placement?
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?
3 or 6 credits towards their degree upon successful completion of their approved 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
Job Placement FAQs
“For me, the work placement program really helped me launch my career. The placement program is the perfect place to use these skills and knowledge you developed in your courses and learn the work skills you need to be successful.”
— Rajbalinder, 4th year student, completed placement with the Brampton Environmental Alliance