Workplace or simulated-workplace projects such as real-world case studies, research activities or events, where students deliver authentic work for a partner organization in response to a specific problem or issue.
Below are examples of some courses that fit the in-course workplace projects opportunity.
This course is a popular one with employer partners and students alike. Students work with a local company to develop a social media marketing plan based on their needs and challenges. Students work in groups to come up with innovative solutions for their partner and present them in a formal setting. The final products are provided to the partner for their use. Partners include small- and medium-sized businesses in a range of sectors.
Students work in groups dedicated to a specific challenge facing the smaller communities in the Waterloo Region such as Ayr and communities in Woolwich Township. They learn about various solutions and make a recommendation to the partners based on applicability, ingenuity and feasibility. The course usually includes a visit to the host community and in-person “pitches” to the partner.
Students competed a weekly workplace experience with partners such as the Brant Historical Society and the Canadian Industrial Historical Centre to gain discipline-specific skills and experience such as display creation and artifact inventory, digital documentation, editing and transcribing.
Read about a student's project experience with Squad Box.
We have a range of courses that seek partners each year/term in business, business technology management, kinesiology, geography and French. Course offerings can vary and we are add new courses each year.
For most project courses, partners:
We look for project proposals four to six months in advance of the course starting. Courses start in September (fall), January (winter) and May (spring).
If your organization is interested in a project partnership, contact us or complete the Partnership Request form.