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Humanities+ for Students

Prepare for life after graduation with a unique skills development + work-integrated learning (WIL) experience

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Program goals

The goals of the H+ program center on your skill development and personal and professional growth. Through the program, you will be supported to:


  • IDENTIFY and ARTICULATE the skills being developed in your degree program.
  • TRANSLATE the skills from your degree program to employers/a professional work environment.
  • DEVELOP specific skills to enhance your employability.
  • APPLY existing and newly developed skills in a workplace setting.


  • REFLECT on your personal strengths, gaps in skill sets, and career goals.
  • ENHANCE your self-awareness and confidence.
  • BUILD / EXPAND your professional network.
  • DEVELOP a career planning and lifelong learning mindset.


Humanities+ is comprised of four free*, zero-credit courses which take place from the winter into the summer, designed to support your skill development as well as your personal and professional growth:

1.  Placement Skills (SKIL 403, Jan - April): This course consists of weekly in-person 2-hour workshops which take place over 11 weeks. In these sessions you will begin to adopt a career-development mindset, reflect on your skills and strengths, and develop/sharpen your job placement skills.

2.  Digital Skills Bootcamp (SKIL 401, Early May): This course consists of a one-week bootcamp in May (after the end of exams) where you will develop specific digital skill sets/tools.

3.  Professional Skills (SKIL 402, Flexible Timeline)This self-directed, self-paced course can be completed in a flexible time frame. You will choose and complete a total of 10 hours of workshops of your choosing! The Personal Learning Plan (PLP) you develop in SKIL 403 will help you identify your goals for this course.

4.  Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Experience (SKIL 404, Summer) : This course consists of a summer internship opportunity, combined with activities and group meetups designed to support your learning and internship success. An internship is not provided, please read more below about how H+ supports you to acquire an internship.

*No tuition fees are applied to the H+ program, but some registration fees apply. Please refer to the "Registration fee" section under "Fees applicable to all students" in the "Compulsory fees" section on the University fees webpage.


The program begins each year in the winter semester with SKIL 403 and proceeds as follows:

Diagram of Humanities+ phases:  Phase 1 placement skills (SKIL 403) happens during the winter, 2 hours per week over 11 weeks.  Phase 2, Digital Skills (SKIL 401) happens during the spring, 20 hours over 1 week. Phase 3, The WIL experience (SKIL 404) happens during the summer, and must be a minimum of 200 hours. The duration is flexible. Lastly, The Professional Skills course, SKIL 402, happens over a flexible timeline.

SKIL 403 Placement Skills happens during the winter, 2 hours per week over 11 weeks.

SKIL 401 Digital Skills happens during the spring, 20 hours over 1 week.

SKIL 404 WIL experience happens during the summer, and must be a minimum of 80 hours. The timing is flexible.

SKIL 402 Professional Skills happens over a flexible timeline.

About the WIL (Internships)

Humanities+ participants are supported throughout the program to search for and apply to Work-Integrated Learning (WIL - a.k.a, internship) opportunities, using skills acquired in SKIL 403. Internship-search activities are woven throughout the program, and the H+ team shares a curated list of opportunities with students every week. Individual support is also available, as needed.   

*Please note, students are not matched with or placed in internships, and we cannot guarantee that you will secure an internship.*

Internship Funding 

Starting in 2023, the H+ team was able to leverage external funding in order to create internship opportunities exclusively for H+ participants! E.g., In 2023 these internships took place at small publishing houses, cultural event organizations, and non-profit organizations. With increased funding for summer 2024, we anticipate bringing the H+ cohort even more exciting opportunities that are aligned with their interests and goals!   


  • You DON'T need to do all four courses of the program! SKIL 403 Placement Skills is required, but the others are optional.
  • Each successfully completed SKIL course will show on your academic transcript. If you complete all four courses, "Humanities+" will show on your transcript as well.  
  • All parts of the program are Pass/Fail based on attendance and participation. There are no exams or graded assignments.
  • If at any point you decide that you need to end your participation in H+, you can do so without any negative impact on your academic transcript or otherwise. 

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for Humanities+, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be an undergraduate student enrolled in a Humanities-based program at Concordia, including Art History and Film Studies. (major or minor)
  • Be either a part-time or a full-time student.
  • Have completed at least 30 credits by January 2024.
  • Have access to a computer and reliable internet connection.

International students are eligible!

Application & selection process

IMPORTANT: Please review the program syllabus before applying

Spaces are limited. If you meet the program’s eligibility requirements, you are invited to apply:

  • Step #1: Application
    Complete the online form to secure one of 50 seats in the program. There will be two rounds of applications, with associated deadlines:

    ROUND #1: Deadline to apply = October 31, 2023 - 11:59 PM
    ROUND #2: Deadline to apply = December 10, 2023 - 11:59 PM

    NOTE: Applications received after December 10th WILL be considered if seats remain unfilled.
  • Step #2: Selection
    Successful candidates will be notified via email following each of the two application deadlines. 
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