Work-integrated learning is the experience element of our diploma programs and provides students with real skills and experience in their chosen field. All our diploma programs incorporate workplace integrated learning through the practicum.
The guaranteed practicum component is a culmination of your work in the classroom and the bridge to a great career in your target industry. Gain valuable hands-on experience with mentorship from seasoned industry professionals, uniting theory and practice in the real world of work.
Working one-on-one with the Work Integrated Coordinator, you will develop a strong resume, improve your interview skills and secure a practicum that matches your career goals. We have a strong history of partnering with recognized organizations in London, across Canada and beyond.
Practicum preparation includes four career development sessions throughout the year:
- Introduction to the practicum
- Resume and cover letter writing
- Interview skills
- Professional workplace skills
Four-month placements appear on your Western University transcript, are guaranteed and are required for all programs. Whether you're applying to the postings we provide or
What students say
Not-for-Profit Management Graduate 2017
The Not-for-Profit Management diploma program was the greatest decision I made after graduating. I learned about the growing potential and tremendous impact that nonprofits have in our daily lives and the countless career opportunities in this sector. This knowledge was enhanced during my practicum. I was fortunate enough to work with a dynamic and well-respected organization, London Community Foundation, which introduced me to various professionals, in both the not-for-profit and for-profit sector. The skills and experience I gained from the program and my practicum are ones that will benefit me in any future career, and ones I will keep forever.
What employers say
“It was empowering to know that the two students we hosted had both received permanent employment in
the Occupational Health and Safety Field and would be using the tools learned during their practicum here at
the Toronto Transit Commission"