The North American Business Management Post Baccalaureate (NABU) and the North American Business Management Applied Post Baccalaureate (NABU Applied) programs provides international students and new immigrants to Canada with an opportunity to apply their new business skills in a Canadian context.
Upon completion of their studies on campus, students complete a two month (NABU) or a six-month (NABU Applied) practicum. The responsibility for securing a practicum position rests with the student; however, faculty work closely with students and the business community to facilitate the arrangement of practicum
placements. Though students are welcome to find a paid practicum it should be noted that most practicums are unpaid. Students are eligible for graduation at the end of a successful practicum.
This work practicum is beneficial to both our students and Canadian employers in the following ways:
For employers interested in a practicum student, please contact
NABU project management students hosted 22 industry experts from Vancouver international business community.
A: A practicum is a bridge between your academic studies and the real world experience you will need to launch your career in Canada. Securing a letter of recommendation from a Canadian-based employer will assist you in finding permanent employment.
A: The practicum is defined as a learning experience incorporating mentoring and professional supervision. A regular work experience involves meeting expectations of tangible results and achievement of performance objectives as well as critical evaluation and assessment.
A: Capilano University will NOT place you in a practicum. You are responsible for finding your own practicum. If you are unable to find a practicum and you need assistance, then you will be given the opportunity to work with Stepwest.
Stepwest is an external organization that can assist you with obtaining an interview for an entry level unpaid practicum. Please note they will only assist you in obtaining an interview, you must still secure the position yourself. Be aware that Stepwest may not always be able to meet your expectations. Your ideal placement can only be found through your own initiative. It is your responsibility to know yourself and your career goals, so you can present and sell your talent best.
A: Through different workshops and working with the Career Development Centre, students will be provided with assistance in:
• preparing résumés, cover letters and creating an online profile;
• preparing for job interviews;
• guidance on industry trends and opportunities;
• identifying potential practicum positions or employers;
• support during the hiring process.
A: If you are interested, motivated and take advantage of the learning opportunities, you will gain an invaluable work experience. You will need to establish good communication with your supervisor/mentor and co-workers who can provide feedback on your work performance.
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Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.