Resources for Students
Below you will find a number of informational resources that are designed to help you to succeed in your experiential opportunity.
Reflective practices are an important part of your academic, personal and working life. The ability to reflect on experiences to make improvements is key to encouraging thoughtful and balanced critical thinking. Below are some examples of reflective practices.
- Reflective Thinking: Metacognition
- Writing and Thinking Reflectively
- Thinking About Thinking
- Reflective Writing Sample
Determining the Best Experiential Learning Opportunity for Your Learning:
Experiential learning occurs in many forms. In order to determine which type(s) are the most appropriate choices for you, it is important that you consider your academic and professional goals. To help you do this, you may want to explore the Experiential Learning Modules and the Student Decision Tree tools, offered here through the Experiential Learning Hub. Once you have determined your goals, you may want to further review the variety of offerings for experiential learning. This page on Finding Opportunities is a great resource to locate offerings on your campus and in your area of study.
Tips on Securing and Succeeding in your Placement:
As a UTM Intern, you are expected to research the organization you are interviewing with in advance of the interview to better inform yourself of the workplace culture. These documents are intended to assist in the planning and preparation for securing and succeeding in your internship placement:
- Important Tips for Internship Students
- Tips on Finding & Securing Your Own Placement
- Tips on How to Approach a Professor
International students participating in a paid or unpaid Academic Internship, Community Engaged Learning (CEL) course, and/or conducting on-campus research, should contact the UTM International Education Centre (IEC) to ensure that the proper documentation for these opportunities is obtained.