Adrianna Chang, a Dev Degree student at Carleton, shares a special feature with the Financial Post. In her article, Chang shares her journey leading up to, and throughout, Dev Degree, and the importance of work-integrated learning.
To students facing the daunting challenge of choosing a career path, and to parents with children entering this challenging phase in their lives, I encourage you to take the time to research WIL programs. The practical work experience these programs offer alongside classroom learning is invaluable, and the benefits of both mentorship and the ability to explore different career paths is so helpful for students overwhelmed by the seemingly endless career possibilities. WIL help close the gap between the classroom and the workplace, enabling and empowering both personal and professional growth. Look for WIL opportunities that empower you to explore your passions and take part in meaningful work, and let this guide your university and career decisions.