Real world experiences
The Directed Field Studies component is one of the strengths of the applied degree in Nonprofit Studies. DFS will be an exciting and challenging part of your education. The two employer-paid, four-month work terms give you an opportunity to gain experience, make contacts and apply classroom theory on the job.
Getting the right opportunity
Career Services works closely with you and employers to find placements and monitor your work experience. You will also complete assignments and other reports to fulfill the academic requirements of these 15-credit DFS courses.
What students are saying
“The Directed Field Studies program gives you experience. I will be able to graduate and have real life work experience — something that can go on my resume and be relevant to my degree. It is all about entering the real work world! And the obvious bonus is the DFS at Mount Royal is paid, so your bosses treat you like a real employee and you don’t have to work three full-time jobs to get by, which allows you to concentrate on school.”
— Deborah Friedli,
Bachelor of Applied Nonprofit Studies student
“The Directed Field Study program is an opportunity to take a test drive and see what opportunities exist ‘out there.’ It’s a four-month window to apply your newly acquired skills, knowledge and abilities.”
— Janet Hails,
Bachelor of Applied Nonprofit Studies alumna
If you are a student and would like to learn more about Directed Field Studies in the Bachelor of Applied Nonprofit Studies program, visit Career Services for Students.
If you are an employer considering hiring a student for a paid work term, visit Career Services for Employers for more information.
You can participate in an international Directed Field Studies program as part of your Bachelor of Applied Nonprofit Studies.
There are also other international study options:
More International Education information.