Take your studies out of the classroom and apply the skills you’ve learned in an actual work situation. All fourth year Communication Studies students can take this course, which allows you to apply for an unpaid position within an organization and work part-time for course credit. You’ll get hands-on experience, opportunities to network with people working in our field, and insight into the kinds of employment positions and activities you might encounter after graduation.
If you are interested in gaining experience in the workplace while earning credits, this course is for you!
The course is now open for Fall/Winter 2020/2021.
For 2020-2021, students are working here:
Alexis Lodge Retirement Residences
Canadian Communications Foundations
Distress Centres of Greater Toronto
DUKE Heights BIA
Fight To End Cancer
Firefighters Without Borders (FFWB)
Interactive Business Optimization Services (IBOSS) Inc.
My Shopping Partner
Opilio Labs Inc.
People Bright Consulting
Pretty in Pictures
Ralph Thornton Community Centre
Rooks to Cooks
The Cove Healing Centre
The Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research
The Eglinton Way Business Improvement Area (BIA)
The Fairbank Village Business Improvement Area
The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada (MOCA)
The Office of Councillor Anthony Perruzza
The Riverside Business Improvement Area (BIA)
The Sartorial Group
The School of Toronto Dance Theatre
York University's Bridging Programs for Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs)
York University’s Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (REI)
What is a placement?
You will apply for a position within an organization, where you’ll practise and develop the skills learned in your course.
Will I be paid?
No. You’ll receive course credit because each placement experience is tied to a particular course.
Will I be graded?
Yes. You’ll be assigned a supervisor who will guide you through the experience and evaluate your performance.
How long is the placement?
You will work part-time so you can continue your studies. The length varies by course.
How do I apply?
You’ll get a job description that outlines the application process, which usually involves a resumé and cover letter, interview and references.
Will I be insured while on placement?
Students who are on an unpaid placement are fully insured by York University.
My past few years at York were made so much more enjoyable by the friends I’ve made at university. Doing my field placements with Keys N Krates in my final year was a real highlight for me. I’m incredibly grateful for all the professors and Tas from the COMN department that went above and beyond classes to ensure that I had the best experience possible. They taught and encouraged me so much.
— Dianne Victor
Alumna, Communication Studies '20