Under the supervision of the instructor and an on-site supervisor, you will spend three weeks in an employment program–such as a WorkBC centre, a specialized program for newcomers or youth, or a post-secondary career centre. This is your opportunity to observe and job shadow, as well as see how concepts, tools and approaches learned in class may be applied to client engagement and support. You will also keep a journal to practice critical-thinking skills and reflect on your experience and learning. This practicum will help further develop your professional identity as you learn from a wide variety of career practitioners and observe the broad array of job roles in the career services field.
NOTE: A criminal record check is usually required for the practicum and any associated costs are the responsibility of the student.
Fall 2020 (October 2020 to February 2021) update: Practicum experience is a key component of the program, and we want to ensure you don’t miss your opportunity. Due to the uncertain and evolving COVID-19 situation, we are working with practicum employers on how best to support our students and their practicums. You may choose to:
- Complete the practicum remotely with organizations that have moved their services online, or
- Defer the practicum to a later date when organizations are able to accept students on-site