Career Related Learning

Human Ecology Practicum

The Human Ecology Practicum formally integrates a student's academic study with work experience in cooperating community organizations and agencies. Through the 200-hour field placement, students gain hands-on knowledge and skills under the guidance of a practicing professional. They forge strong connections with colleagues and gain greater understanding of their strengths in the field. 

Human Ecology students complete their practicum in their final term of study and each practicum placement is developed and monitored by the Department of Human Ecology in cooperation with participating community partners. In additional to developing professional skills, a practicum placement may even lead to a paid employment position with the same organization upon graduation.

Some examples of great placements include: 

Clothing, Textiles & Material Culture

● Callidas
● Derks
● Designers Library
● Lori Elms Design Group
● LUX Beauty Boutique
● FGL Sports
● Hudson's Bay
● HYE Fashion
● Mayfair Shoes
● My Filosophy
● Mode Models Edmonton
● Morris Furs
● Studio Theatre
● Todoruk Designs 
Family Ecology
● Alberta Milk
● Big Brother & Big Sisters
● Bredin Institute
● Change for Children
● Changing Together: A Centre for Immigrant Women
● Clareview Head Start
● Community Options
● Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers
● Health Canada
● ihuman
● Rehab & Retreat
● SKILLS Society
● Terra Association