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INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS

As an employer in the world’s fastest growing industry, you have positions to fill and projects to complete. What you need are people with the right combination of cutting-edge knowledge and practical experience. People with the skills and diplomacy to ease comfortably into your organization. People with the talent to help your business make inroads into the new economy.

It's a tall order. We're up to the challenge.

Capstone projects


Students in the final semester of their program, participate in work-integrated learning opportunities — students work in multi-disciplinary teams on real-life and open-ended challenges under the supervision of a faculty member with industry experience in your problem area. Students in the capstone project will apply research, critical thinking, communication and presentation skills.

Do you have a potential capstone project topic for our students?

Participating in a capstone project will involve a small time commitment from organizations. Clients should be invested in the proposed topic and should be relevant to the schools disciplines. Finally, companies should specify their ability to share information and whether or not a non-disclosure agreement would be required.

Submit a proposal


Work-integrated learning


Meeting industry demand is what SAIT's School for Advanced Digital Technology programs are all about. We start with input from industry leaders. Add leading educators who are experts in their field. Introduce innovative delivery methods. Utilize only the latest technology — our facilities and equipment are state-of-the-art.The work experience program offers you:

  • access to motivated, skilled and productive candidates.
  • an opportunity to effectively evaluate potential permanent employees.
  • savings on recruitment costs and improved retention, with an appropriate employment match.
  • a concentrated pool of experienced, talented professionals with which to maintain your competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Practicum availability

Practicum Availability
Database Administrator May
Business Intelligence April and August
Object-Oriented Software Development April and October
Network Systems Specialist April and October
Web Developer January and April

The process

  • Submit your work term position offering(s) to our Work Integrated Learning team. The position(s) will be posted at SAIT, the resumes collected and forwarded to you.
  • Select the students you wish to interview. SAIT will arrange interview times that are convenient for both you and your student candidates. Interviews may be conducted at your office, or on the SAIT campus, whichever is preferable.
  • Upon completion of the interview process, choose the candidate whom you feel best meets your organization's needs. SAIT will inform the student of his/her selection for the position.
  • Submit a letter of offer confirming employment.

The expectation

We ask that you, the employer:

  • Use reasonable efforts to enable the student to receive broad exposure to the business carried on by the company at your facility.
  • Require the student to perform only such tasks as reasonably fall within the scope of the student's training and abilities.
  • Sign a straightforward practicum employment agreement outlining the above-mentioned responsibilities.
  • Complete a brief "Employer Work Term Evaluation Report" at the end of the work experience term.

Additional programs with practicums

Program and Facilitator Availability Conditions
Graphic Communications and Print Technology Jan. – April inclusive 1 week – unpaid
Film and Video Production Sept. – April inclusive 3 weeks – unpaid
New Media Production and Design Jan. – April inclusive 4 weeks (or 2 days per week up to entire semester) – unpaid
Radio, Television and Broadcast News - Broadcast News Jan. – April inclusive 4 weeks – unpaid
Radio, Television and Broadcast News - Radio Jan. – April inclusive 3 weeks – unpaid
Radio, Television, and Broadcast News - Television Jan. – April inclusive 3 weeks – unpaid

For additional information on industry partnership opportunities, please contact our Work Integrated Learning Coordinator.