Field Education

Sometimes the best way to understand what you've learned in class is to practice outside the classroom

Field education opportunities provide students with valuable real-world experience related to the student’s field of study.

The Centre for Business offers many opportunities to gain practical, hands-on experience so our students are well-prepared to enter the workforce and launch their career. In addition to connecting students with employers, we also provide opportunities to participate in competitions, join business organizations, attend industry functions and events and learn from expert guest speakers.

Types of Field Education

WORK EXPERIENCE: CO-OP

Co-op is a paid work experience term which offers students the opportunity to apply their classroom learning on-the-job, giving them practical experience and further developing their skills.

WORK EXPERIENCE: INTERNSHIP

An Internship is an unpaid work experience term which offers students the opportunity to apply their classroom learning on-the-job, giving them practical experience and further developing their skills.

FIELD EDUCATION COURSE

Diploma students may work for an employer in a preapproved job related to their program of study to earn a business elective credit. They are evaluated against agreed objectives determined in advance by the employer and the faculty.

CLASS PROJECT

Class projects may include developing a marketing plan for an organization, creating an online social media strategy or planning and execution of new apps.

APPLIED RESEARCH

Centre for Business students have the opportunity to participate in applied research initiatives through the research and innovation office.

THE CONSULTING HUB

This collaborative learning space is for George Brown College’s business students, faculty and industry professionals for the following programs:

B414 – Consulting Projects
Students work in cross functional teams and apply their learnings and work experience to client projects.

B415 – Project Management and MGMT 3011 – Real World Project Management
Students plan, coordinate and execute a client project leveraging the learnings from their project management courses.

B412 – Analytics for Business Decision Making
Students work on a self-directed field project for a client in support of a data-driven business decision. The data is analyzed in order to make meaningful business recommendations based on client feedback and interaction.

If you are an employer please visit Work Experience Resources for Employers.