Lead the way in your future career with experiential learning at DC

Experiential learning opportunities are designed to help enhance your skills, provide networking opportunities and gain valuable real-world work experience, all before graduation. At Durham College (DC), we prioritize hands-on learning because it ensures that you have the knowledge, skills and experience to lead the way in your career.

From work-integrated learning to field placements to co-ops, many different types of hands-on learning give you a range of experiences. To help answer your questions and to get inspired, read on for our most popular blog posts and stories that dive deeper into this topic and meet some of our students who are thriving and career-ready as a result of experiential learning!

  • DC journalism student, Andrew Neary, receives three awards for his work inside and outside the classroom

    Prepare to be inspired by Andrew’s story and how his dedication to work-integrated learning landed him three impressive awards and equally impressive skills.

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  • Bringing the workplace to the classroom: How DC students gain real-world experience before graduation

    Whether you’re a culinary student working in Bistro ’67 or an advertising and promotion student helping clients inside Collaboragency, the options to work with and serve real clients at DC are exciting and impactful!

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  • Answers to your top questions about hands-on learning at DC

    To help you understand work-integrated learning better, we’ve answered the top five questions we hear most!

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  • Gaining on-the-job skills before graduation sets DC students up for success

    No matter the form of learning, it’s all about gaining valuable experience while completing your studies to be job-ready on graduation day. And DC is here to help you get there.

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  • Video production student heads to Ottawa to highlight benefits of DC-led trip to Guatemala

    Shane Friedman, a video production student, helped teach youth abroad about media production and shared the benefits of the trip with education and government leaders in Ottawa.

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  • Work study students enliven L Wing with original artwork

    Four DC Fine Arts students transformed the L Wing with their artistic talent and built a remarkable portfolio in the process.

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  • Future firefighters and fitness professionals team up at DC for hands-on learning experience

    Students participated in a unique, collaborative learning opportunity created in response to Canada’s fitness and first responder needs.

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  • DC serves up unique student learning opportunities at Harvest Dinner

    This signature event offered students from a number of programs opportunities to create an unforgettable dining experience for the community.

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  • Leading the way with AI: How Durham College can prepare you for the future

    The demand for professionals with expertise in AI is rapidly evolving and DC’s AI Hub is offering students the opportunity to work on real-world projects in the field of AI.

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Have a specific question about experiential learning? Email co-op@durhamcollege.ca to connect with a member of the Experiential Learning team today!