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Video extols benefits of experiential learning

The University of Windsor has placed more than 1,700 students in co-op and internship positions, says Judy Bornais, executive director of experiential learning.

A video featuring her and student Marissa Bumanlag will cap observances of National Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Week:

“Those students are working with community partners, they’re also working across the province, across the country, gaining valuable experience that ties what they’ve learned in the classroom and allows them to apply it to that work setting and gaining those valuable skills,” says prof. Bornais.

As part of National Co-op and WIL Week activities, students can win gift cards worth $20 or $50 by engaging on social media with @CCES_UWindsor.

Campus employers of co-op and internship students who complete daily challenges using the hashtag #HireStudents across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram, qualify for a chance to win $250 donated to the charity of their choice. Find more details on the co-op office website.