Representatives from businesses, government institutions and non-profit organizations across Durham Region and the Greater Toronto Area gathered in the Global Classroom at the Centre for Collaborative Education on April 4 for Durham College’s (DC) annual Field Placement Employer Appreciation Reception.
Organized by students in DC’s Special Events Management program, the event was held to recognize the invaluable contribution placement and practicum hosts make to experiential learning when they open their doors to DC students. In fact, more than 1500 organizations served as hosts to more than 4,400 students this past year.
During the event, guests heard from Christina Arcangioli, brokerage team leader for Keller Williams Energy Real Estate Brokerage, about the importance of collaborating with students. Laura May, a second-year student enrolled in the college’s Office Administration – Executive program also spoke about her placement at the Municipality of Clarington, while Patrick Trudell, a second-year Community Integration Through Co-operative Education student, reflected on his three culinary-related field placement opportunities.
Field placement at DC assists students in relating the theory learned in the classroom, to practice in the workplace. It is an opportunity for students to gain vital field experience, develop professional contacts within the industry, and enhance their résumé while studying. For more information, please visit the Field Placement webpage.
Photo supplied by Jessica Evans.