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AIF Series: Business & Public Administration Internship Program

AIF Series: Business & Public Administration Internship Program


[ Music ]>>Julie Rahmer: Career
Center provides career support to York University students
from their first year of study up until two years
after they graduate. The Business and Public
Administration Internship Program is a partnership between
the faculty of liberal arts and professional studies and the
Career Center and the idea is that they go on a work term
for four, eight, twelve, or sixteen months at an
employer or various employers and then they come back
to finish their studies so the idea is that they’re
applying their classroom learning to a work place
environment and learning things on the job and bringing
that back to the classroom. Well I think they can see
firsthand how what they’re learning in class can be
applied to the workplace. The AIF funding has helped
us to grow internships and grow experiential education
opportunities across campus, particularly with the Business and Public Administration
Internship Program. We wouldn’t be able to do
it with the AIF funding, we wouldn’t be able to
outreach to students and grow employer relationships
and support students in their career development and finding really
exciting internships. AIF has allowed so many projects
that have been percolating for a long time on campus
to actually take off. Well I think the AIF
funding for the Business and Public Administration
Internship Program has helped other people within the
university community see the possibilities that
exist in internships and experiential education. It’s a great model for a
different type of program and opening up other faculty’s
eyes to the possibilities there and student’s eyes
to what they can do on internship is
pretty exciting.

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