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Multiple ways to gain hands on learning & real world experience

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


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The Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre is home to the Entrepreneurship Practice and Innovation Centre also known as the EPICentre, Career Development and Experiential Learning.

From makerspace to incubation space, the EPICentre is the place where like-minded students meet, industry professionals network, and mentors offer advice.

Career Development & Experiential Learning's advisors help students build bridges between the classroom and working world by offering programs and resources designed to assist with career planning, job search strategies, resume writing, interview preparation, and more.

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Career Development &
Experiential Learning

Our career experts and peer advisors offer free workshops and one-on-one advice. We’ll help you with your job search and career plans and practice interviewing with you. We post job openings and we arrange networking opportunities with local, national and international employers.

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Students in the EPICentre

Entrepreneurship, Practice & Innovation Centre (EPICentre)

Got a great idea? Want to build your entrepreneurial skills? From makerspace to incubation space, EPICentre is the place where you can meet like-minded students, network with industry professionals and connect with mentors. Stop by today to find out how you can Be EPIC!

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Ignite: Workstudy

Earn money while building your skills through UWindsor’s Ignite program. It funds 400 part-time student jobs on campus each year.

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VIP: Community Service Learning

Help others and build your resume by getting career- related experience at a non-profit or publicly funded agency.

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Student Exchange

Come to UWindsor and see the world. We offer exchange programs with 62 universities in 23 countries.

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Innovative Partnerships

Our partnerships with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment and the Fiat Chrysler Canada Research and Development Centre include internships and research opportunities for UWindsor students.

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Co-curricular Record

We will document all skills you’ve gained and experiences you’ve had while at UWindsor to show employers and graduate schools what sets you apart. It’s a great addition to your resume and academic transcript.

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Experiential Learning
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1,300 Students in Co-op

1,300 Students
in Co-op

Community Service Learning

Service Learning

Community Connected


Co-operative education & internships

Stand out from the crowd by mixing career-related, full-time, paid work experience into your academic studies. More than 250 companies post placements and internships in Ontario, Canada, and internationally.

  • Business
  • Business/Computer Science
  • Chemistry/Biochemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Physics
  • Kinesiology

Co-op & Internship students will participate in a mandatory job-readiness program (non-credit) through the Co-operative Education and Workplace Partnerships office. “Transform – Becoming a Professional with Purpose” is a new modular job readiness program that prepares students for their work terms while building soft skills and professional development during their work placement(s).

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Eric Parker

"The co-op program has provided me with the opportunity to learn from very talented and accomplished individuals."

Eric Parker
4th Year Bachelor of Applied Science Honours
Electrical and Computer Engineering Co-op Student

Co-op placement(s):
FCA Group/Assembly Plant
Essex Energy Corporation
CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd.

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)

Jai Priyadarshi

"Co-op program paved the way to go beyond my limits, solving complex problems and learning from exceptionally talented and encouraging mentors transforming me into an experienced and confident professional."

Jai Priyadarshi
4th Year Bachelor of Computer Science
Honours Co-op Student

Co-op placement(s):
Schaeffler Group, Germany
University of Windsor/Deloitte
Canada - UWinsite ERP Project