Participating in the Co-operative education program is a cost-effective solution for short-term projects and business cycle peaks. Co-op students complete a competitive application process in order to be admitted into the program.
Hiring Co-op is an opportunity for your organization to develop a long-term sustainable recruitment strategy by providing you with the ability to fill full-time roles with past students who are familiar with your business.
The Co-op position offered by your organization must provide the student with productive paid work that will help them build on their skills learned in school.
Co-op roles must:
- Offer productive, business-related work to help students build on the skills learned in school
- Be in an office environment with a minimum of four co-workers
- Have a supervisor to provide the Co-op student with guidance and mentorship
- Coincide with the academic terms
- Be a minimum of 13 weeks of full-time employment
- Be paid positions
- Must be with an established business (no start-ups)
In order to ensure our students have the best learning experience possible, key goals and performance expectations should be discussed at the beginning of the work term. Throughout the Co-op placement, please provide your student with ongoing feedback, mentorship, and complete a final performance evaluation.
Students, as a part of their work term requirements, need to complete a set of learning objectives, a mid-term self assessment (reviewed at the on-site visit), and a final project. Supervisors are encouraged to provide on-going feedback to the Co-op student.
In order to participate in the Co-operative education program as an employer, your Co-op position must be approved by the Haskayne Career Centre. Once approved, your position will be posted to the Haskayne School of Business Elevate Co-op job board at no cost.
To begin the approval process please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Master of Management students can bring the following skills and experience:
- Financial & Managerial Accounting Concepts - preparation and use of financial statements
- Strategic Marketing - traditional and emerging strategies
- Consumer Insights - measurement, testing, and interpretation of consumer responses
- Operations and Supply Chain Integration
- Managerial Decision Analytics - analytical tools and techniques for business decisions
- Strategic Analysis - tools and principles of strategy formulation and competitive analysis
- Technical Skills - Excel, Power BI, Tableau, Coding
- Business Communications - presentation of business cases and managing stakeholder expectations
- Human Resources - hiring practices, HR strategy
- International Business - strategic challenges of operating in a global environment
- IT for Value Innovation - IT strategy and business opportunities
- Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovation in Organizations
Internships are four months and must take place between May to August with a minimum of 420 working hours and 12 weeks duration.
- Contribute innovative perspectives to current projects and tasks
- Cost-effective assistance on special projects or tasks
- Ability to assess organizational fit for future full-time roles
Our MBA students are equipped with several years of work experience and possess a strong foundation in core business fundamentals. Previous projects our MBA interns have worked on include:
- Market analysis
- Financial modelling
- Workforce planning
- Planning/strategy development
- Project feasibility studies