Career Services in the Soutar Career Centre assists BCom student to plan their career goals by helping them discover and prepare for opportunities that align with the individual career paths that the students would like to explore.
A structured internship program has also been created to provide students with the optimal international experience. Current BCom students can learn more by visiting the BCom Career Portal.
Internships give students practical experience needed to make important career choices and help students:
- Gain concrete work experience in the business environment
- Put classroom theory into practice
- Meet and network with prospective employers
- Earn money while gaining practical experience
Students will find job postings under the OCR Summer & Internship categories on myFuture.
The Desautels Faculty of Management does not have a formal internship program in place at the undergraduate level (Bachelor of Commerce). Consequently, internship positions are not restricted to the Summer term, although it becomes the students’ decision to accept a Fall or Winter term internship. In doing so they opt to take a term off school and extend their graduation date. Please visit the BCom office to discuss how Fall or Winter term internship can impact a student academically.
Students interested in completing an internship during the Fall/Winter terms are responsible for the internships that they accept and assessing how the internship will impact their academic studies. Certain courses and their pre-requisites are offered once a year and therefore students are strongly urged to review the time-line of their program to determine feasibility of accepting an internship during the Fall/Winter terms
If the student accepts an internship during the Fall/Winter terms, it is their responsibility to notify the BCom office prior to accepting the internship.
A number of very generous alumni assist with the funding of internship experiences. The Soutar Career Centre has partnered with Emzingo to create a unique fully funded 8 week experience for our students including Professional Development and Cultural Immersion. Students are mentored and work in groups to complete meaningful projects in non-profits or social enterprises in the host country. Applications take place in the fall and participants are selected by December 31st. The following Internship Awards fund this program:
BCom Class of ‘66 Internship Award
Clinton Foundation Internship
Jean Charles Caty Internship Award
Management Class of 1960 Internship Award
MacKinnon Initiative Award for Student Internships
The McDonald, Currie Fund for International Management and Development Internship Awards
Murdoch Family Initiative Award
The Rio Tinto-Richard Evans International Exchange Awards
Peter and Connie Todd International Internship Award
Current BCom students can learn more by visiting the BCom Career Portal.