Employers are attracted to candidates who can demonstrate they've successfully completed an internship, apprenticeship, or some other form of work-integrated learning (WIL). How can higher education institutions prepare students to gain real work experience that resonates with future employers? This webinar offers perspectives on how leading educators are developing industry-academia partnerships to ensure their students are job-ready and competitive.


  • Dr. Norah McRae, Associate Provost, Cooperative and Experiential Education, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Irina Zilbergleyt, Director of Advising and Education at Talent & Careers, IE Business School, Spain
  • Myrza Karimov, Head of the School of Arts and Sciences’ cooperative education program, University of Central Asia (UCA), Kyrgyz Republic
  • Moe Ali, Founder and CEO of Product Faculty: A Product Management Training Institute (and University of Waterloo alumnus)
  • Mohammed Ali Khan, Moderator and Senior Education Specialist at IFC

Higher education institutions have an unprecedented opportunity to become more competitive by embracing the employability agenda. IFC’s webinar series on Employability in Higher Education shares lessons learned with educators intent on ensuring rewarding careers for their graduates.