What is an internship?
Internships are a form of work-integrated learning that link classroom learning with employment experiences within a professional environment. Internship work terms are related specifically to the academic studies of each student. The work terms provide an opportunity to learn by doing. You’ll apply theory to practice, develop a meaningful view of the working world, and cultivate an awareness of yourself as a professional.
Students receive in-class and 1-on-1 career education support to help prepare for the Internship. The Internship component is delivered by Sheridan’s Co-operative Education Office, which facilitates more than 1,800 Co-op/Internship work terms per year Sheridan-wide.
Learn more about Co-operative Education and Internships at Sheridan.
What types of jobs can I expect in the Mobile Computing internships?
You might intern as a software designer, software developer, software engineer, systems developer, mobile app designer, mobile app developer, enterprise developer, mobile device tester, or in a similar role.
How much will I get paid during my internships?
Since the Mobile Computing degree is a relatively new program (just launched in September 2014), we don’t have many statistics yet. Statistics do exist for similar programs, though. (Take a look at Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Networking Engineering, for example.)
Are the internships mandatory?
There are three work terms included in this program, and two of them are mandatory. These are paid work terms where you work at a company for the duration of the internship. While only two of the three internships in the program are mandatory, we hope that you will take all three of the internships offered.
What happens if I decide not to do the third internship?
If you decide not to take the third internship, you’ll need to wait until the next academic semester before continuing your studies. (Since the majority of students will be carrying out internships that semester, there are no core courses available for you to take during that time.)