The internship is a unique and mandatory component of our Bachelor of Management program. It links the academic program with solid, real-world experience, providing you with valuable practical involvement in the business world, and the opportunity to build your networks.
- Students are encouraged to seek out their own internships with the help, and support, of the Mihalcheon School of Management
- Internship placements are scheduled during intersession (May-August) between the 3rd and 4th year of your Bachelor of Management degree
- It is for a minimum period of 13 weeks
- It can be a paid or volunteer internship
- You will receive 3 credits towards your degree
You are evaluated on several requirements, including the completion of a personal SWOT analysis, an employer evaluation, a poster, and a presentation.
Personal SWOT Analysis
You will complete a self analysis of their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that they personally face. Reflection on what the self-assessment reveals and what will help/hamper securing one’s desired job is also required. Gaps can be identified and strategies on how to overcome them should be noted.
Your employer will evaluate the intern at the end of the term based on several criteria including communication skills, productivity, problem solving skills, planning and technical skills.
The poster represents the practical application of business skills and theory to a problem or issues addressed during the work experience placement. Instead of a paper,
background information, data, analysis, and recommendations/conclusions are presented. The difference between a paper and a poster, is how the information is presented. The poster will be graded on content, quality of analytical thinking, use of relevant data analysis, clarityof expression, and overall presentation
As part of the internship, a ten-minute presentation will be given that provides insight into the intern’s experience. The poster will be displayed on a screen and a
presentation will be given from the poster to other individuals, such as: intern students, employers/supervisors, Program Coordinator and Dean.
Internship placements occur between the 3rd and 4th year of your Bachelor of Management degree.
- Classes commence
February & March
- Classes continue
- Internship search begins
- Applications and interviews begin
- Classes conclude at the end of term
May to July
- Internships are in progress
- Internships conclude
- Presentations are given
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Disclaimer: International Students
Note: the co-op work permit is a separate work authorization than the one which may appear in the study permit. Students cannot use their study permit work authorization in order to complete their co-op or internship course.
Please note this program has a mandatory internship which requires international students to have a co-op work permit. We recommend that international students apply for their co-op work permit at least 6 months prior to their internship start date. Please note, students will not be able to complete the internship without a co-op work permit. This may result in a delay in program completion.
Attention: IRCC Temporary Policy Change
From November 15, 2022, to December 31, 2023, some students may not need to apply for a co-op work permit if meeting specific eligibility criteria set by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. To discuss eligibility please contact the International Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students who do not meet all criteria of the temporary policy change MUST have a co-op work permit prior to the start of their internship.
Students can visit the website of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to learn more about applying for a co-op work permit and to check processing times. Students with questions about co-op work permits should contact the International Office at email@example.com.