Rural Roots: Intro to Work-Integrated Learning

Join us for an opportunity to learn more about the advantages of engaging students in new and exciting ways through Work Integrated Learning placements. Find out how your organization could benefit from accessing a skilled student workforce while offering students real-world experience as they complete their studies. From research projects, to design and technology, there are so many ways that student engagement can boost your capacity!

Host Daniela Seiferling from the Rural Development Network will share an overview of the Rural Roots program. This webinar will showcase the benefits of work-integrated learning, spark ideas for student-led projects, and identify potential barriers and possible solutions to participation.


This event is presented by the Rural Development Network in partnership with Business + Higher Education Roundtable, and with the support from the Government of Canada .


Daniela Seiferling, Project Manager of Work Integrated Learning

Daniela holds a Bachelor of Arts (Distinction) in Anthropology and Classical Studies from the University of Alberta. She has over a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining Rural Development Network, Daniela worked at Volunteer Alberta as a Networks Senior Coordinator. As the lead of the provincial volunteer centre network and membership, she championed volunteerism and life-long learning as being an essential component of resilient communities.

Daniela is also an alumni for Community Service Learning and Arts Work Experience at the University of Alberta. Her positive experiences with work integrated learning opened many doors post-graduation, including jobs in the government, nonprofit, and private sectors.

In her spare time, Daniela volunteers as an online anthropology tutor and historical document transcriber. She enjoys reading, writing short stories, and experimenting with various recipes.

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Daniela Seiferling