What does work-integrated learning look like?
There are multiple ways in which employer and industry partners can get involved in work-integrated learning at the UM--from class presentations and case studies to field visits and creative works!
Co-ops and Internships
Our many co-operative education programs give students, employers and the university an opportunity to work together through meaningful partnerships. An employer who welcomes a co-op student into the workplace is receiving a highly skilled and motivated employee eager to learn and contribute.
To learn more about hiring co-op students, email email@example.com or visit our co-ops and internships website.
Industry and business projects
- Small Business Consulting (IDM 4050): This course provides undergraduate students hands-on consulting experience and an opportunity to give back to the community. Students actively work with small businesses in Manitoba to help find solutions to their current challenges.
- Engineering Design (MECH 4860): Students apply the skills learned in mechanical engineering to a real-world engineering design project. Design projects are sponsored from Manitoba industries and students work through the various aspects of the design from problem definition, conceptual design, detailed design and the various design presentation stages.
- Stu Clark New Venture Championships: An exhilarating three days of business plan and elevator pitching at the Stu Clark New Venture Championships! Over 50 of Winnipeg’s industry experts and veteran judges will provide valuable feedback that will help student's take their venture’s next step towards success.
- Nexus Data Science Challenge 2021: Teams of students pitch solutions to real challenges shared by three industry sponsors: 1)Addressing transportation network imbalances and improve profitability; 2) Create an algorithm to distinguish crops form weeds to optimize application of nutrients, pesticides and fungicides in production agriculture; 3) Use population movement and traffic patterns data to predict public health outcomes and inform preventative measures in a pandemic in Winnipeg.
Curious about what work-integrated learning can look like for your organization? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out!