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Engineering Career Practicum

Get career-ready now!

Paid work terms and career development support that will set you up for success.

Who is this program for?

First-year and second-year students who want to develop career-ready skills early on in their engineering education. 


  • First-year or second-year engineering students
  • In good academic standing (GPA equal or above 2.0)
  • Apply through CareerLink by the application deadline (no late applications can be accepted)

What are the benefits of this program?

  • Develop the skills to find and apply for jobs
  • Get job-interview ready
  • Reflect on what you're learning to choose the career for you
  • Gain hands-on practical work experiences related to engineering
  • Build your networking skills
  • Get ongoing support from the Engineering Career Centre


What will the online component cover?

We make building career-readiness as convenient and effective as possible, augmenting industry engagement with online courses. A perfect combination as you work to position your career for success.

  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Interview skills
  • Keys to success when applying for jobs and accepting offers
  • Navigating job boards and negotiating multiple offer letters
  • Social media and personal branding

In what ways will we engage with industry?

Build professionals skills through practical industry engagement activities and events:

  • Discovery Days
  • Career Meet Ups
  • Industry Pop-Ups
  • Tip of the Week
  • Recruiters Reveal
  • Practice Interviews
  • Mentor Link

How will I find a work term?

You'll gain access to an exclusive job board that contains postings only for students in the Engineering Career Practicum. This will be hosted on CareerLink, giving you practical experience searching for the right job for you.

Job postings are specifically aimed at students looking for paid summer or part-time work in engineering-related jobs.

What kind of jobs will be available?

The available jobs will have a connection to engineering with a broad range of experiential and practical elements. Students can also look outside our CareerLink job board for engineering jobs 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 Aug. 31 or a part-time job with a minimum of 350 hours between May 1 and April 30.

Full-time positions must end by Aug. 31 so students can successfully undertake their fall and winter courses.

What does it cost?

This non-credit extra-curricular opportunity comes with support from the Engineering Career Centre. The affordable fee of $250 per year covers administrative costs to run the program, job board, online support materials and more.