Catalyst Career Development Program
A unique aspect of the Haskayne MMgmt is its Catalyst Career Development Program (Catalyst), built into the program to help you prepare for the job search. As a result, our students are very successful in securing employment upon graduation.
Anticipate weekly workshops, networking events and individualized career coaching sessions to help progressively build your skills. Through Catalyst, students have met with companies such as Alberta Health Services, Avanti, Benevity, CP Rail, Husky Energy, Nutrien, Randstad Canada, William Joseph Communications, WestJet and more.
Dedicated career coach
Meet your dedicated career coach, Gillian Robertson. Throughout the 10-month program, Gillian will provide individualized coaching and career support to help you stand out in the competitive job market.
Participate in weekly career development workshops to refine your personal brand and value proposition.
Topics include enhancing your résumé, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, practice interviews and more.
Choose from a variety of career development events.
Past events include practice interviews, coffee chats with industry professionals, company tours and Q&A panels.
Catalyst was the highlight of the Master of Management program, and it was one of the reasons why I chose Haskayne. Coming from a science background, I constantly felt like I was lacking in my soft skills and the ability to sell myself to others. Through Catalyst, I was able to gradually build the skills and confidence to clearly articulate my value to others. Without Catalyst, I would not have been able to build my personal brand, which is very important in the job market.
*Success rates are based on the Master of Management graduate survey, class of 2020-2021. Note that some students had no job prior to the program, while others did.
Gain work experience
Students may choose an internship elective to gain practical and paid work experience. Internships are full-time and 12 weeks long. Students are responsible for securing their own internships; however Catalyst helps prepare you for this.
Mitacs Business Strategy Internship funding is available to compensate students involved with innovation-based project internships.
Propel Business Projects
The Propel Business Project pairs MMgmt students with small businesses, new ventures, social enterprises and non-profits to provide business project support. Students gain first-hand business experience while applying their classroom knowledge to real-world projects. Students are compensated for their work with a grant offered by Haskayne. Read about the Propel experience from past participants.
Through my internship at Lumiio, a digital health company, I completed a competitive analysis that looked at real-world data. I used that data to develop strategic goals with Lumiio’s executive team. After my internship, Lumiio hired me as a full-time employee. This was definitely one of the most valuable opportunities provided to me through the Haskayne Master of Management program.
Liam Laidlaw, BSc & MMgmt ‘21
Sr. Research Coordinator, Lumiio
In a competitive job market, employers are looking for well-rounded candidates. Haskayne MMgmt graduates are able to demonstrate their business, communication and interpersonal skills in addition to their undergraduate degree. This helps our graduates stand out and as a result, MMgmt graduates secure great jobs in various industries.
Here are a few examples of where our recent MMgmt graduates are currently working:
Business Environment and Regulatory Coordinator – Canadian Energy Pipeline Association
Program Delivery Specialist – Banff Centre
Customer Success Manager – Streetscape Real Estate Software
Project Coordinator – Suncor
Technology Commercialization Intern – Medical & Life Sciences at Innovate Calgary
Implementation Project Coordinator – Avanti Software Inc.
Business Intelligence Consultant - Dakota Analytics Inc.
Technology & Business Analyst - Carbon Management Canada
Portfolio Research Analyst at Canadian Real Estate Investments - TD Asset Management
Strategy & Operations Manager – PlaceHolder Inc.
Founder of Playticity & Operations Analyst – CompuCom
Graduate Intern – PCC Integrate Inc
Solutions Engineer – Absorb Software