Toronto is home to most of Canada’s major employers in financial services, tourism, fashion, software development, manufacturing, communications, entertainment, design and health services. For example, GM, Ford, IBM, TD Bank, and the Toronto Stock Exchange all have their offices in and around Toronto. The city and the College offer you unparalleled opportunities to gain valuable work experience with leading employers while attending college and after graduation.
Co-op/Field Education is an important componentof many programs at George Brown. Students complete their Co-op/Field Education term in a job related to their field of study. Some graduates of these programs find full-time employment with their previous Co-op/Field Education employer.
Co-op/Field Education provides:
- The opportunity to apply learning in a real-life, hands-on situation
- Practical experience and skills development
- Contacts with potential future employers
- Job search skills, including resume preparation and interviewing
- Self-confidence developed through a real work experience
For more information, visit georgebrown.ca/coop
International students who are undertaking any kind of Co-op/Field Education, regardless of length, must have a valid co-op work permit, which can be applied for at the same time as their study permit.
PLEASE NOTE: Students in programs that require placements involving hospital, geriatric, disabled, community, or childcare settings and/or interaction with families and children in Canada are required:
Work Placement (Externship/Practicum/Clinical/Field Placement)
Many of our programs build work experience into the core curriculum. Early Childhood Development students, for example, work alongside childcare experts in one of the College’s own nine daycare centres. Many of our Hospitality students do their externships in global hotel chains located just blocks from the College.
Gaining the necessary skills and knowledge is key to getting the job — but is not enough by itself. That’s where George Brown’s Career Services department comes in, with free services to help you sharpen your job-hunting skills and connect with employers through our online job posting tool GBCareers. For more information, visit georgebrown.ca/careerservices
GBCareers is an online job site specifically for George Brown students and graduates. Whether you are looking to build experience for your career or find a job to help pay the bills, GBCareers lets you access hundreds of jobs. For more information, visit gbcareers.georgebrown.ca
“TD Bank works with George Brown College in a number of beneficial ways, we hire George Brown’s grads, we also offer work terms to their co-op students, who bring us their enthusiasm, creativity and know-how in the exchange for the opportunity to get real-life work experience.”
“I wanted to thank you for sending such great candidates to our attention. The top two people interviewed for our IT Analyst position were from George Brown.”
Advanced Chemistry Development Inc.
“[George Brown] provides an excellent balance between the practical and the academic skills required for a successful career in hotel and hospitality management.”
Fairmont Raffles Hotels International Inc. and George Brown graduate
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