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Tap into the leaders of tomorrow

Shape the future of Western students by introducing them to your workplace! When you hire a Western student, they bring new perspectives and skills to help you meet your unique business goals. Western staff will guide you through the recruitment process, providing support and resources so that you can focus on selecting the right talent for your needs.

  • Western students bring new ideas, diverse talents, and fresh perspectives to your workplace.
  • You will access high quality talent with a knowledge and skill level that allow them to quickly become strong contributing members of your team
  • You can change lives and give back to your alma mater
  • Students provide significant contributions to your organization as dedicated resources for important tasks and projects
  • Your staff will benefit from professional development opportunities to supervise or mentor students
  • Western staff provide full-service support and will assist you in every step of the recruitment process
  • Part-time and summer work opportunities
  • Roles for new graduates beginning their professional careers
  • Roles for experienced professionals (alumni)

“Internships play a valuable and unique role in our students’ experience. Not only do they provide opportunities for our students to build their professional aptitude and skill sets, but they also add significant value to the community. We have heard from our students first hand, that internships have provided them with transformational experiences. We are grateful to the many local, national and international organisations that have chosen to support our students in growing their skills!”
  - Florentine Strzelczyk, Provost & Vice-President (Academic)


Expanded tax benefit details

  • Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program (SWPP): Organizations within Canada that offer full-time employment opportunities between 12-16 weeks for Canadian post-secondary student can receive wage subsides up to 75%. Please note: Western does not administer the SWPP program. For questions about your eligibility, email NC-DGOP-POB-SWP-PPE-GD@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca
  • Co-operative Education Tax Credit (CETC): In Ontario, the Co-operative Education Tax Credit allows you to deduct 25% - 30% of salaries, wages, and benefits to a maximum of $3,000 for each qualifying work term. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers the program on behalf of Ontario through the federal income tax system. Please note: the Co-operative Education Tax Credit is only eligible for long-term internships (8-16 months).


The recruitment process

  • Our dedicated staff will work with you to assess your opportunity
  • The role is posted for Western students enrolled in internship programs to apply
  • You will be supported throughout the recruitment process allowing you to select talent to meet your goals

What resources are available to help with recruiting with an EDID focus?

  • As part of Western’s Strategic Plan and its mission to move towards a more equitable and inclusive landscape, we are equipping employers with the knowledge and resources to demonstrate our shared EDID values. Learn more about how to embed EDID principles and protocols into your recruitment strategy and practices by reading through our library of EDID resources.

I’d like to post a job at Western, how would I go about doing that?

  • Western has a centralized job board called Western Connect which allows employers to post jobs for students. For any questions regarding job postings, contact hirewesternu@uwo.ca.

I have admin work that needs to be done, can I hire a student intern for an administrative assistant/admin role?

  • Internships must be degree or career-related. The experience must include learning outcomes, active supervision and mentorship, formal evaluations, and the application of knowledge and skills in the scenario.

How can I connect with Western students?

  • Western currently offers many on-campus recruiting options that allow you to connect with students. Promote your organization through information sessions or career fairs, post your job opportunity to Western Connect, Western’s free self-serve job portal, and use our campus services to coordinate and complete interviews with students.

When are students available for internships?

  • Western is on a continuous hiring cycle, which means we will accept postings, schedule interviews, and extend your offers without date restrictions. Students have flexibility to start their internships in January, or between May to September.

Contact Us

Nistha Chakraborty

Alumni Engagement Associate


519.661.2111, ext. 86724