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:
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Yes. Students are solely responsible for finding and securing their work practicum placement. Capilano faculty are available to support, assist and guide these efforts as needed. Some introduction to practicum opportunities may be provided by the university. Faculty will also monitor and support you while you are out on the job.
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.
Your practicum will begin after the completion of all your program course work. ;You work should begin in the first week of July and end late August. Students may begin their practicum part-time in May and June if required by the employer or desired by the student.
You should start planning for your practicum as early in the term as possible. Research should be conducted throughout the first and second term. Resumes and professional profile needs to be sent to the graduate office by March 1. You should be sending out resumes and conducting interviews during the months of May and June. Make sure to align your prospective employer targets with your personal career goals in terms of type of work and industry.
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.