Sprott: You belong here
Sprott is home to a spirited and connected student community that offers endless opportunities to explore your interests and grow your networks, while gaining resumé-building skills and experiences. Known for outstanding student support, a tight-knit student community, close ties to alumni and employers, Sprott offers a rich student experience that enables our students to graduate into successful careers.
Sprott students have proven they are among the best in the world, earning top place finishes at major national and international business case competitions. In case competitions, teams must apply all of the knowledge gained through their courses to prepare and present a solution to a real-life business problem, in just a few hours.
Through Sprott Competes, our case training program, you will develop skills that are highly valued by employers, such as integrative thinking, decision making, communication, public speaking, the ability to work under pressure, and teamwork. Students are exposed to a variety of real-life business scenarios and feedback from industry professionals, giving them a real-world perspective that is typically gained through on-the-job experience.
Sprott Student Investment Fund
Students who dream of careers on Bay Street and Wall Street have the ultimate opportunity to gain real money-management experience and learn investment strategies through the Sprott Student Investment Fund (SSIF).
Managed by a team of top finance students, SSIF is an investment portfolio valued over $1 million. All members of the fund contribute to the analysis process, helping to assemble the ideal portfolio that safely and wisely grows the fund’s capital.
Sprott students are known for their passion and entrepreneurial spirit. There are 10 student-run organizations at Sprott that offer students opportunities to make new friends, build leadership skills and network with industry professionals, all while exploring their interests.
All students automatically belong to the Sprott Business Students’ Society(SBSS). SBSS puts on a number of events throughout the year, including the annual Business Banquet, 5 Days for the Homeless campaign, case competitions, sports tournaments and social events.
Sprott students have many opportunities to gain international experiences, including studying broad through an international exchange, international case competitions, class trips and opportunities like Carleton’s Alternative Spring Break program.
Check out our International Opportunities page to learn more!
Left: Sarah McRae (BIB/15) took part in the Buckets to Rain Barrels project in Tanzania during her studies. Upon graduation, Sarah was selected from hundreds of applicants as a recipient of the International Youth Fellowship from the Aga Khan Foundation of Canada. Sarah worked in microfinance in Madagascar during her Fellowship.