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Work-Integrated Learning

Take your classroom learning into the workplace with real hands-on opportunities


Discover how your education connects to your future career or chart a new path!


Engage with opportunities to learn in the workplace through your faculty or the Centre for Career and Personal Development.


Learn new skills in a real-world setting that helps you succeed in your career.


Take what you've learned and keep growing. There are always more opportunities to challenge yourself.

Learning outside the classroom

Gain valuable work experience and make connections with potential employers through practicums, co-ops, internships and more. Work-integrated learning (WIL) prepares you for the transition from school to a career with hands-on experience in real workplaces.


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Explore experiential learning and WIL opportunities and find the right fit for you!

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Industry & community partners

Connect with emerging talent at UCalgary by getting involved with our WIL programs and hiring students.

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WIL for neurodiverse students

In partnership with The Sinneave Foundation, UCalgary is committed to supporting neurodiverse students in their WIL programs.

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Experience catalogue

Explore opportunities on the UCalgary Experience Catalogue — find new experiences and gain skills to enhance your studies and prepare you for entering a career.

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UNIV 304: Experiential Learning in the Workplace

UNIV 304 is a unique work-integrated learning (WIL) course that you can take while working at any job or volunteer position. Over the course of the semester, you will connect your work experience to your studies and develop professional skills in communication, problem-solving, and teamwork, while developing goals for your career development. 

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