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Curricular - for credit

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Co-op* Apprenticeship* Capstoneor Honours UndergraduateResearch* ServiceLearning* ProfessionalPracticums* Field School Internships* StudyAbroad(All) ExperienceMoreCurricularOpportunities

*Work Integrated Learning –embedded in program or course design and includes 3rd party engagement, e.g. Employer, industry or community partner (CEWIL definition)

 Co-operative Education (Co-op)

Co-op blends on-campus learning with practical applied learning. Enhance your education with career-related work experience before graduation. Check out their webpage.

 Study Abroad

The Student Exchange program allows students to live and study in a different country for one or two semesters. Check out the Study Abroad webpage for more information.

 Field School

An International Field School course is a credit or non-credit course or program offered off campus in another country. There are also several domestic TRU Field Schools so check with your faculty, school or department.

 Professional Practicums

Involve professional work experience under the supervision of an experienced registered or licensed professional organization or body in a discipline that requires practice-based work experience for professional certification. TRU offers many practicum placement opportunities so check with your faculty, school or department.

 Service Learning

Academic service learning provides a venue for senior-level students (3000 and 4000 level classes) to share their knowledge and skills with the community through approved community-based projects. Service learning projects may be initiated by students, community members, groups, agencies, organizations, and faculty. Check with a professor in your faculty, school or department for more information today!

Also, check out SRCL 1000: Community Service-Learning. SRCL 1000 is for community-minded first-year students wanting exposure to academic, volunteer service and cultural experience connected within and beyond the university context.

 Undergraduate Research

Engaging in undergraduate research will increase your academic and professional success, and enhance your ability to think critically, ask tough questions and search for compelling answers. Check for opportunities here.

 Capstone or Honours

A capstone or honours can be a major project or paper that is supervised by a faculty member. TRU offers many capstone opportunities so check with your faculty, school or department.

 Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship programs provide the knowledge and skills required of a certified tradesperson. These programs involve a combination of work-based training and technical training leading to a provincial and/or national industry training credential. TRU offers many apprenticeship program opportunities so check with your faculty, school or department.

 Internships

Internships are a great way to find work in a professional setting. Employers benefit from an enthusiastic worker and the employee gains invaluable first-hand experience.

Co-curricular – complement formal curricular learning (not for credit)

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ConferencePresentation Workshops UndergraduateResearch Publications ExperienceMore Co-curricularOpportunities
 Conference Presentation

A conference is a space for researchers and students to present and discuss their work. It’s a great way to meet people in your field of study. To be able to present at conference, it’s probably best to work with a Faculty or Staff member at TRU but you can always apply to present on your own. TRUSU also offers funding to both attend and present at a conference, so check out their webpage under Grants.

 Workshops

TRU offers many amazing hands on workshops to develop your skills! Check out the events page to see what workshops are taking place. Be sure to explore multiple workshops even those that may be outside of your field of study as you are building your skills!

 Undergraduate Research

Engaging in undergraduate research will increase your academic and professional success, and enhance your ability to think critically, ask tough questions and search for compelling answers. Research also acts as service to the community, so get involved. This is your education journey, make the most of it! Check out the Undergraduate Research page for more information.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Members of the TRU faculty often require students to assist in their own research. If you are interested in this opportunity, please speak with your professors in your faculty, school or department.

Undergraduate Research Experience Award Program (U-REAP)

U-REAP provides an opportunity for talented undergraduate students to engage in original, independent research, scholarship and the production of creative works. About 25-30 students participate each year, and the standard award is $4,500 over the course of the project, which will be in the form of a scholarship. For more information, visit U-REAP award program page. Here you will find deadline dates, the application process and more.

 Publications

Publications are a great way to share your academic work with the public. There are many places to have your work published from TRU’s independent Omega Student News, community newspapers, online sources. You can also look to work with a professor in your faculty, school or department to have your research submitted into a journal, book or even an open access output.

Extra-curricular – learning that takes place outside of the classroom or in the community (not for credit)

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Clubs PeerMentoring Work Study* Volunteer Entrepreneurship Recreation ConferenceAttendance CommitteeRepresentation Summeror Part-timeJob Experience More Extra-curricularOpportunities
 Clubs

Thompson Rivers University Students Union (TRUSU) has over 70 active clubs for you to join. This is a great way to meet students with similar interests while developing your personal and professional skills.

 Work Study

Work Study is a TRU funded financial assistance program which offers an opportunity for Canadian students to work part-time on campus in positions that accommodate their studies. Check out the Student Awards & Financial Support webpage for opportunities.

 Summer or Part-time Job

If you are looking for a summer or a part-time job then start here and sign into Career Connections. If you need help with your resume, cover letter or interview practice then check out the Career and Experiential Learning Department.

 Committee Representation

TRUSU has many opportunities for you to be a representative on a university committee. Explore your leadership, serve your community and build your university. Opportunities exist on the Student Caucus Team, Board of Governors, Community Trust, Administrative Advisory Committees, Senate Committees, Faculty Councils and more. Check out the opportunities at the TRUSU website.

 Conference Attendance

A conference is a space for students to learn about new knowledge that is being disseminated your field of study. It’s also a great way to meet people in your discipline. Look for opportunities in your faculty, school or department but be sure to check out the TRU LEADership Conference, the Undergraduate Research & Innovation Conference and Philosophy, History, and Politics Undergraduate Conference. TRUSU offers funding to attend and present at a conference, so check out their webpage under Grants.

 Recreation

An excellent way to get involved in campus life and strike a balance with academics play is by joining in a recreational activity. TRU offers many including, fitness classes, drop in sports, intramurals and special events. Check out the Recreation page for all their opportunities.

If you are more on the social side of recreation then get out there and support our TRU Wolfpack! Check out their webpage here.

 Entrepreneurship

If you have a great business idea, TRU and the community have resources, space, mentors and funding opportunities that can help you move forward. Check out TRU Generator for more information.

 Volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to develop experience that will help you with your career development and can be one of the most fulfilling experiences of your life. There are many organizations that need volunteers and many employers that want to see volunteer experience on a résumé! Click here to sign into Career Connections to find volunteer opportunities.

 Peer Mentoring

In peer mentor programs, you have an opportunity to access valuable training, partake in professional development, gain hands-on experience, and give back to your peers and campus community. These positions also look great on a resume and are a lot of fun! Check out the Peer Mentor webpage for all their opportunities.

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