Community Partners

University of Waterloo Apprenticeships in Applied Psychology and Human Resources Management 

Thanks for your interest in hosting a student for an apprenticeship placement. Waterloo prides itself on its innovative community of learning, which becomes richer with the participation of local organizations like you.

The apprenticeship is an opportunity for students to gain work experience under the guidance of an experienced professional. Students are placed with organizations seeking assistance on a project or series of tasks. Placements are designed to be mutually beneficial to students and organizations. Students undertake  volunteer work that is engaging and challenging, and organizations receive help from upper-year students who are keen to contribute to your workplace. 

Applied Apprenticeship in Psychology 

Psychology students can contribute to your organization through a practicum placement in a number of ways. Our students are keen to apply their communication, research, and analytical skills in the workplace.

Psychology is an extraordinarily diverse, useful, and exciting field, and our placement options reflect that. From conducting User Experience (UX) research for a company in the Toronto-Waterloo tech corridor, to assisting with administering standardized testing at a memory clinic, Psych placements allow our students to practice real-world application of the science of human behaviour. 

Apprenticeship in Human Resources Management

The HRM minor and diploma programs at Waterloo strive to produce students who are skilled in strategic thinking, project management, and interpersonal communication.

HRM courses are designed to help students earn educational requirements for the Certified Human Resources Leader and Certified Human Resources Professional designations. From helping your organization with talent acquisition, to creating a wellness initiative for your company, HRM students are keen to exercise their knowledge of the field, and assist with creating dynamic and innovative company cultures. 

Apprenticeship Details

We are seeking partnerships for 60-hour placements in Winter 2019

We recommend that students spend 6 hours per week at your organization over a ten-week period between January 2019 and March 2019. If that isn’t a good fit, you may have the option to create an alternative schedule in consultation with your student and Waterloo support staff.

Have a complex project you want more than one set of hands on? Depending on your needs and course capacity, you may have the opportunity to take on more than one student.

Hosting a student doesn’t cost anything, and you’re not obligated to compensate students for contributing.

The practicum placement involves a for-credit course (Psych 465 & Psych 467), in which students reflect on their skill development. Entry into the course is competitive, and involves a rigorous application and interview process. 

Interested? Contact Natalie Mathieson, Experiential Learning Coordinator