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Information for Practica Students

The tourism & hospitality management practica program allows you to integrate academic studies with related work experience and gives you an opportunity to determine career goals. You will also have an opportunity to build on previous experience while maintaining flexibility in your academic scheduling. 

You will complete two practica terms and each term: 

  • can be paid or unpaid;
  • can have the hours accumulated by more than one position and/or employer; and
  • must be related to the tourism & hospitality industry.

You meet the requirements for practica if you fall under one of the following criteria:

  • you are a part-time student;
  • you are completing the degree through distance learning;
  • you have 7.5 units or more of transfer credits; or
  • you are a full-time student with at least two years of full-time industry experience prior to beginning your degree.

Practica Term Requirements

In order for you to successfully complete your practica term, you must provide the following information to the Co-op Office:

  • a job description related to your field of study;
  • practica report proposal  (approved by faculty advisor);
  • a final practica report (see guidelines below); and
  • a confirmation of 455 hours on company letterhead.

Practica Project Guidelines