Internship and capstone programs
After successfully completing two years of study, including having achieved a cumulative 3.0 GPA (B average), this program offers you an opportunity to engage in a contracted learning partnership with businesses in the Durham Region or around the globe. Faculty members may provide links to various internship placement opportunities or you may secure an employer who meets the criteria as prescribed by the Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT). The Internship program not only gives you an opportunity to apply classroom concepts to the challenges of organizational life, but also helps you to gain valuable and relevant work experience to promote networking and lifelong career success. Many of our internship students have gotten started in their careers by completing an internship employment contract.
The Internship program placement equates to a minimum of 560 hours of progressive business and management experience. The intern's wages (stipulated by the employer's contract) are paid by the sponsoring business over a contracted period. Successful work placement completion and both a verbal and written final report will result in the intern receiving a mark and three credits toward the honours Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology degree requirements. Students who have successfully completed the Internship program are not required to take the UOIT Edge – Capstone Study Project.
Participating employers are given the opportunity to bring the motivated learners, thinkers and doers of tomorrow into their workplaces, as well as provide valuable mentoring to students.
Internship opportunities are available with organizations such as:
- BDO Dunwoody
- Canada Revenue Agency
- Deloitte Canada
- General Motors of Canada
- Ministry of Finance
- Ontario Power Generation
- Research in Motion
- Royal Bank of Canada
- Vanbots Construction