Our placement advisor attempts to match students' interests, skills and career goals with placement organizations; however, while every student will receive a meaningful work opportunity that will contribute to their learning and development as research analysts, we cannot guarantee that a student will be placed with his or her desired organization. Please note the placement timeline. Placements are full-time for 12 weeks, or for a minimum of 400 hours. The placement process is designed to balance students’ interests, skill sets, and aptitudes with placement organizations’ needs and availabilities. Please remember that the placement is a course, with explicit requirements and evaluation.
In preparation for the professionalism required during your placements, you will have the opportunity to develop job-ready skills through the teamwork required to design, execute and present a major research project. These skills include a commitment to collegiality, and respect and empathy for team members’ time, work, property, ideas, and above all, their persons. Students should demonstrate a work ethic that demonstrates a commitment to quality, industriousness, trustworthiness, dependability, reliability, and punctuality. Professionalism is also demonstrated by an openness to constructive feedback, active listening and participation, intellectual humility, integrity, and measured speech.
Placements offered span across a variety of sectors and industries: social research, market research, institutional research, business to business and program evaluation. The goal is to secure paid placements for all students, but due to the nature of certain sectors, unpaid placements may be posted and advertised. It is important to remember that the placement is meant to provide you with the opportunity to apply what you have learned in class to a practical work setting and continue to learn in that professional environment. All placements are assessed to offer a valuable and enriching learning experience.
Most placements are reserved exclusively for Humber RAP students. On occasion, there are placements that are externally competitive and open to students from other colleges and universities. Due to the external nature of these placements, they are more difficult to secure. The RAP placement advisor will alert students to these particular placements and their specific application processes.
We encourage you to also seek and secure your own placement opportunities. Please keep in mind that these opportunities will first need to be discussed with our program team in order to assess suitability and follow set processes and protocols. Please speak with us if you are entertaining this possibility and before you approach the prospective placement organization.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Businesses
Humber College Career Centre
Child Welfare Institute is a Branch of Children’s Aid Society
Defence Research and Development Canada
Humber College Program Planning, Development & Renewal
The John Howard Society
London District Catholic School Board
Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General
Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer
Ontario Ministry of Education
Research Management Group
Hoffmann-La Roche Limited
Royal Ontario Museum
The Hospital for Sick Children
The Logit Group
Toronto District School Board
Yellow Brick House
County of Wellington Early Years Division or Social Services, County of Wellington
Humber College International Centre
Humber College Math and Writing Centre
Loblaw Companies Limited
Mental Health Research Canada
Multi-Health Systems Inc.
Peel District School Board
Rotman Research Institute
The Evidence Network
Geopolitical Economy Research Group