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Learn how we’re keeping our campus community safe, healthy and engaged during our gradual return to campus.
Note: The university’s mandatory vaccine directive is now in effect. Learn more about vaccine requirements.

Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Experiential Learning

Over the years the Faculty of Business and IT has developed strong ties to businesses and organizations within our local community, as well as around the globe. These connections open doors for our students to participate in experiential and work integrated learning opportunities that prepare them for their future careers. The organizations that hire our students, get the opportunity to receive fresh perspectives, new and innovative ways of thinking, while building important connections with future employees.

 

Students engaged in work integrated learning
Unique partners
Capstone Program
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Capstone Program

Industry Placements and Entrepreneurship
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Industry Placements and Entrepreneurship

Internship Program
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Internship Program

Co-op
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Co-op

International Education
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International Education

Experiential Learning in the Faculty of Business and IT includes:

  • Paid Internships (4-16)

    Placement in the internship course affords you the opportunity to combine your knowledge and application of theory with real-world experiences that will equip you as future employees. Internships not only give you an opportunity to apply classroom concepts to the challenges of organizational life, but also helps you gain valuable and relevant work experience to promote networking and lifelong career success.

  • Capstone Projects
    This unique program offers you an opportunity to provide real-world consulting services to a host business or organization located within the Durham Region or around the world. Theory and concepts learned in class will be applied to actual business issues and provide critical analyses that deliver sound strategies and recommendations. Host businesses or organizations come from a pool of various industries ranging from gaming to internet securities to financial services, and each provides different consulting opportunities as long as they meet the criteria as prescribed by the Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT).
  • Industry Placements
    The Faculty of Business and Technology has developed strong ties to businesses and organization, both within our local communities and around the glove. These connections provide great benefits to our students including opportunities for internships, capstone projects and research collaborations. Our strong industry partnerships lead to a greater awareness of the quality of our graduates.
  • Venture Creation Course

    The Venture Creation Course (3 credits) is open to all Ontario Tech students. The Faculty of Business and IT has partnered with the Business Advisory Centre Durham and Brilliant Catalyst to help with skill development, so students can complete their work term and training with a partnering organization at any point in the year. Once students complete their training with a partnering organization or incubator program, they are invited to complete the Venture Creation course where they will develop a business plan with the assistance of Faculty. Choose to pursue a business you already own and operate, or begin a new business venture!

  • Entrepreneurship Program

    Ontario Tech offers a host of entrepreneurship learning experiences through Brilliant Catalysts and other local incubator programs. Brilliant offers boot camp and incubator programming that expose and mentor students along the entrepreneurship continuum from idea generation, validation, prototyping and implementation.

  • International Placements

    FBIT continuously works to develop exchange and internship partners from around the world to offer our students a unique international experience to complement their academic studies. We believe the international study and work opportunities provide students with an extraordinary educational experience that will increase their career options and international networking opportunities, creating well-developed students who are fully prepared for employment in the 21st century. Depending on the chosen program, you can gain international work experience at the same time as earning course credits.

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