"Coming into the job of Experiential Learning Coordinator, I knew that experiential learning (internships and community-engaged learning opportunities) allows students to professionalize, to rehearse a potential career, and to apply theoretical knowledge gained in university classrooms to work situations. Now, through working with SASAH’s bright and ambitious students, I’ve seen that experiential learning is invaluable in helping students, especially Arts & Humanities students, to build confidence as they realize that the soft skills they are learning—such as communication, critical and creative thinking, and leadership—are not only transferable to many different career paths but also valued by employers."
- Barbara Bruce, Experiential Learning Coordinator, School for Advanced Studies in the Arts & Humanities (SASAH)
Benefits of hiring a Western Arts & Humanities Intern:
- Gain access to high-quality, high-achieving students who have great problem-solving skills, communicate well, and easily adapt to many different situations
- 4 month work terms available – assess students’ skill sets and evaluate potential as future employees!
- Bring enthusiasm, creativity, and innovation to your organization
- Have a student ambassador to promote your organization to other future students
Eligible Ontario-based employers who hire students in "degree-related work opportunities" are eligible for the Co-operative Education Tax Credit (CETC) for up to $3,000 for every 4 month work term.