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Experiential Learning

UWindsor gets you career-ready by offering lots of hands-on learning experiences — co-op placements, practicums, exchanges, labs, and community service-learning opportunities.

Stand out from the crowd by mixing career-related, full-time, paid work experience into your academic studies. We have more than 250 companies providing co-op and internship opportunities in Ontario, Canada, and internationally. We also prepare you for your work term with our job-readiness program.

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Felicia Bleary

"I hope to align myself with not just an employer but mentors who see my potential and have the resources to help me fly!"

Felicia Bleary
4th Year Bachelor of Commerce Honours
Business Administration Co-op Student


Co-op placement(s):
University of Windsor - Centre for Executive and Professional Education
Highbury Canco Corporation
Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA)

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Science students in the rainforest

Best of both worlds!

Study Abroad Programs can take you to the cool cliffs of Iceland and the hot and humid rainforests of Costa Rica.

Student at Coop placement

Cooperative and collaborative

Get career ready — we have co-op partnerships with 250+ companies in Ontario, across Canada and around the world.

EPICenter mentor and student talking

Have a great idea?

Feeling entrepreneurial? Our EPICentre (Entrepreneurship, Practice and Innovation Centre) can help make your idea a reality.

Exchange students

Come to Windsor...see the world!

We offer exchange programs with over 60 universities in 24 countries.

Things you need to know

There are many experiential learning opportunities offered at the U! Everything from going on an exchange abroad to doing a co-op with companies worldwide to landing a job on campus through our Ignite Work-Study Program.

Yes, and you can travel to over 22 countries and earn course credit.

A once in a lifetime opportunity like this will assist you in understanding other cultures, improve your language skills and broaden your horizons.

Many programs incorporate co-op opportunities that will help you integrate valuable work experiences with classroom learning. Depending on your program, you can apply right out of high school or after your first year.

Definitely! There are endless volunteer opportunities at UWindsor, both on and off-campus! Certain classes offer volunteer opportunities that professors will mention. For example, there was a psychology class that offered tutoring special needs children as a volunteer opportunity.

Yes. We know internships are essential to a well-rounded education. Most programs incorporate an internship or co-op option.

The University of Windsor has established relationships with many employers locally, nationally and abroad. Many of those employers that we work with through co-op, internships and other experiential learning programs also hire alumni for different roles in their organization.