Professional Experience Year

Reistration for PEY is open from September 11-23, 2014. Please register through the Engineering Portal.


The Professional Experience Year (PEY) is about more than just exposure to jobs. It's about:

  • Accomplishments - because 12 to 16 months of work allows you to complete large-scale projects and reach professional milestones.
  • Developing lasting relationships with employers.
  • Significant practical experience outside of the classroom.
What are the Benefits of PEY?
  • PEY gives you an edge in the workplace: Many PEY students secure a position before they graduate from UofT. On average, new grads with PEY experience can negotiate a starting salary at their first full-time job that is 15 per cent higher than those without PEY experience.
  • PEY provides career clarity: Spending 12 to 16 months in a professional work environment will give you a good opportunity to explore career paths within your placement and build valuable industry contacts.
  • PEY offers a wide range of opportunities: Your PEY experience can also take you abroad, with approximately 50-60 international internships taking place each year at companies like the Agfa-Gevaert Group in Belgium, Microsemi Corporation in the United States, Orbis Investment Management Limited in Bermuda, the Nordex Group in Germany and IDOM in Spain.
  • PEY opens industry doors: Approximately 70 per cent of PEY students return to finish their degree with a job offer in hand.
  • PEY is a paid internship: On average, students on PEY earn a salary of $45,000 in 2013, the highest PEY salary was $73,000.

PEY Internship Program Contact Information:


The Professional Experience Year program is now open to
students in all programs offered by the Department of
Mathematical and Computational Sciences.