Many employers look for real world work experience when hiring new graduates and this is where George Brown can give you a competitive edge in the job market. This year, 75% of our programs offered field education opportunities.
Co-ops, externships, internships, field education and practicums – all of these ultimately mean one thing: gaining valuable work experience as part of your program.
FROM THE REAL WORLD TO THE CLASSROOM.
In addition to work or field placements, many programs offer the opportunity to work on industry-led projects that are graded by actual employers. This type of hands-on learning is also enhanced by facilities and labs modelled after real workplaces and state-of-the-art technology such as:
The Simulation Centre, where students across Health Sciences programs learn in a simulated hospital setting with high fidelity mannequins as patients.
Our School of Design , which is set up to mirror the real world agency and studio environments that many of our graduates find employment in.
The newly renovated ASL Lab allows students to practice sign language interpretation with specially designed computer hardware and software.
Our Centre for Construction & Engineering Technologies , which features a number of workplace-modeled labs with industry standard equipment, from Tool and Die workshops to a Computer Networking lab.
PRACTICE BY DOING THE ACTUAL JOB.
There’s no replacement for real world practice, and certain programs allow students to not only gain experience but to work alongside senior professionals at the same time through our many public labs, services, and workshops – all of which are open to paying customers. These include:
The Chefs' House restaurant , where students prepare and serve the latest in culinary trends.
The Young Centre for the Performing Arts in the Distillery Historic District featuring top notch student theatre productions.
The School of Early Childhood operates nine child care centres throughout Toronto that give our students real world experience.
The WAVE (Wellness, Applied Research and Visionary Education) – a series of health and wellness clinics that provide dental, fitness and hearing services for the public.
Two student-run clothing stores, City Uptown and City Downtown, where students stock and sell merchandise at bargain prices.
The Institute of Entrepreneurship and Community Innovation, where teams of students work as consultants for real companies, executing business projects in the community.