Experiential and Work Integrated Learning
Dalhousie Agricultural Campus’s Experiential Learning and WIL aim to connect our students with industry and industry with our students.
Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL – cewilcanada.ca) has identified the following benefits of WIL participation:
- Network with professionals from your industry
- Apply your classroom learning
- Develop valuable workplace skills
- Earn money to help with tuition costs
- Explore different career opportunities
- Receive guidance and assistance with your job search
- Students bring new ideas, fresh perspectives, and enthusiasm to the workplace.
- WIL programs offer access to diversely talented and highly motivated students and sometimes aid in vetting students before the hiring process begins, which reduces recruiting costs.
- WIL students are short-term employees, which can be helpful to businesses in temporary times of need.
- WIL students can work on a wide range of assignments, from specific projects to general support
For Faculty and Universities:
- WIL programs attract top-quality, well-motivated students, which leads to increased enrollment.
- WIL students improve the institution’s visibility and reputation through their interactions with the community.
- Institutions gain information on current research and development in employer sectors, which leads to collaboration opportunities.
- Institutions receive feedback from employers on the quality and relevance of program curriculum.
For more information, contact:
Instructor/Manager of Work Integrated Learning