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Engineering Career Practicum

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Who is this program for?

First-year and second-year students who want to develop their career skills before they enter the Engineering Internship Program (EIP). 


  • First-year or second-year undergraduate engineering students

What are the benefits of this program?

  • Develop the skills to find and apply for jobs
  • Get job-interview ready
  • Reflect on your future career paths
  • Gain hands-on practical work experiences to prepare you for future engineering roles
  • Build your professional network and enhance networking skills
  • Get ongoing support from our Engineering Career Centre
  • Self-discovery and skills assessment
  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Communication and Interview skills
  • Keys to success when applying for jobs and accepting offers
  • How to be successful in the workplace
  • Shaping your future career goals


How will I find a work term?

All ECP students will gain access to our ECP Job Board on Elevate after completing modules 1 and 2 of the online course. The ECP Job Board contains job postings that are relevant to students in the ECP program and gives you practical experience searching for the right job for you.

Job postings are specifically aimed at students looking for paid full-time summer or part-time fall/winter work in engineering-adjacent jobs.

What kind of jobs will be available?

The available jobs are strategically chosen to prepare students a broad range of experiential and practical elements. Students can also look outside our Elevate ECP Job Board for opportunities and will have support from the Engineering Career Centre to ensure compatibility.

What amount of work hours are expected?

Positions can vary from 10 to 16 weeks in length between May 1 and August 31 or a part-time job with a minimum of 350 hours between September 1 and April 30.

Practicum hours must be completed by August 31 to be considered for ECP completion for that academic year.

What does it cost?

This non-credit extra-curricular opportunity comes with support from our Engineering Career Centre and is now made available to our students at no cost.