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:

Reflective practices are an important part of your university, personal and working life.  The ability to reflect on experiences to make improvements is key to encouraging thoughtful and balanced university-level thinking. Below are some examples of reflective practices. 

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:

International students participating in a paid or unpaid 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.

Ethics Review:

Students, depending on the nature of their project or experience, need to read and apply the rules regarding the Ethics Review for their placement work.


  • Students doing lab placements or placements involving hazardous materials must complete a WHMIS course - each department has course offerings and varying schedules.
  • Students who are in a field environment need to have read and be aware of U of T's policy on Safety in the Field.
  • Students doing internship course placements outside of Canada are required to review the information on the U of T Safety Abroad website and consult with staff regarding travel safety, immunizations, etc. individually or in special sessions.

Policies and Guidelines:

NOTE: The Employment Standards Act (ESA) does not apply to an individual who performs work under a program approved by a college of applied arts and technology or a university. This exception exists to encourage employers to provide students enrolled in a college or university program with practical training to complement their classroom learning.