WIL graduate courses

Graduate work-integrated learning (WIL) courses add value to your enhanced academic degree by bridging theory and practice. 

Graduate-level WIL operates in many forms at the University of Waterloo. Our innovative approach to WIL is designed to help graduate students make the connection between their enhanced academic education and the ever-changing world of work. At the Centre for WIL, we want to provide pre-WIL experience course offerings and intentional course-level WIL to students in all faculties. This provides graduate student participants with the opportunity to work on a real-life industry or community partner problem with an interdisciplinary team of their peers.

Our courses

WIL 601: Career foundations for work-integrated learning

WIL 601 is an online, asynchronous offering to help you prepare for upcoming WIL experiences, like co-op or internships, and future career endeavours. The course includes real-world insights from industry partners and the Centre for Career Development (CCD).

Enrol in our graduate WIL courses today and embark on a transformative learning experience that prepares you for success in the dynamic world of academia and industry.

What to expect

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Skills articulation

Articulate the skills and knowledge you are demonstrating in your graduate experiences.

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Workplace preparation strategies

Explore strategies to support your success in WIL experiences or career endeavours.

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Critical reflection

Reflect on your career goals and identify opportunities to work towards those goals 

Have questions or need more information?

Our team is here to help. Reach out today to learn more about our centralized WIL offerings for grad students and how you can get involved.