Explore the ways you can work with CapU students to advance your projects and give back to local students.

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Student pitches at CityStudio HUBBUB in partnership with the City of North Vancouver.

Short-term projects

Enlist students to do research to help solve practical problems. Applied research can include consulting, design or community-based research projects.

If you are a community-based organization, you can recruit students to solve community challenges. For example: In GEOG 330 - Water Changes Everything, students worked on promoting public awareness of the water systems in the City of North Vancouver and the importance of making sustainable choices when disposing of wastewater.

You can offer students the chance to come and learn from you as part of field placements. Field placements and field schools let students get hands-on experience in their relevant area, for a short period, such as a few days or a week.

Work experience is a like co-op but on a smaller scale, sometimes mid-term.

Longer-term projects

A clinic is practice-based work experience under supervision.

Take on a student for a co-op. This is a paid work term during the student’s program. Students can alternate co-ops and academic terms to keep developing their skills.

An internship is a structured work experience opportunity. It can happen in the middle of a program or just before graduation. Internships can be of any length but are typically four, eight or 12 months long.

Mentor a student for a practicum or clinical placement. This is work experience under supervision. A practicum is typically unpaid as students do not have their own workload/caseload.

A post-credential internship happens after coursework and before graduation. Internships can be of any length, but are typically four, eight, or 12 months long.

Co-curricular CSL happens outside of class. It gives students the opportunity to help their communities and a chance to reflect.

Volunteering builds skills while helping businesses that may not be able to afford full-time employees.

If you’re looking for a way to give back, you can help students with short-term work experience such as job shadowing. This gives students the chance to see how different companies operate and build their network.

Students at Model UN event

Find out how to work with CapU students

CapU students across all programs are ready to apply their skills and training to your projects. Get in touch today.

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Other opportunities to meet and work with our students

As well as practical learning opportunities, there are other ways you can work with Capilano University students.

Our Career Development Centre regularly hosts events for employers. You can attend hiring fairs and information sessions and present your business to students. You can also participate by offering company tours, or by offering job shadowing or mentorship programs. We also work with employers for panel events and guest speaking.

Find out more about these opportunities by contacting the Career Development Centre at cdc@capilanou.ca or 604 984 4965.

Work with tourism management students

If you’re specifically interested in working with tourism management students as part of their co-op diploma, we have specific information for employers.

Student during their co-op

How it works

Read through the process of working with students at CapU including when to reach out to our team and how much time you’ll need.

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