The Sprott MBA Internship
This dynamic program gives you the opportunity to gain real-world work experience while completing your degree. You will graduate with a competitive advantage and a head start to achieving your career goals.
The 16-week summer internship allows you to extend learning outside the classroom and apply knowledge in a business environment. MBA candidates who have more than two years of professional employment experience may apply for exemption from the internship.*
*Professional experience is defined as having held a managerial position, having a professional designation, or positions which include responsibility for communicating, leading/motivating, planning, organizing, decision making, and delivering/presenting results.
How It Works
- Students enroll in the MBA Internship course (BUSI 5999) as a full-time student in the summer term.
- A typical MBA internship is 16 weeks in length and consists of full-time hours.
- The purpose of the MBA Internship is to provide students with real-world experience to complement their in-class studies. At the discretion of the employer, some internships may provide a monetary benefit in the form of a salary/hourly wage or honorarium.
- Students begin preparing for the internship at the onset of the MBA program.
- Students are expected to meet with the Graduate Career & Internship Coordinator to discuss resume, experience, concentration and career aspirations.
- The Graduate Career & Internship Coordinator will assist with career skills, offer career-related advice and present internship opportunities to the MBA students.
- It is the responsibility of MBA students to capitalize on the opportunities presented by the Graduate Career & Internship Coordinator and to secure an internship position.
- International students must apply for a work permit (no fee) and a Social Insurance Number. Information on the application process can be found through Carleton’s International Student Services Office.
- Students must successfully complete the internship and respective course report in order to graduate from the MBA program as it is an academic requirement of the program (unless an exemption has been formally approved).
MBA Career Services
We provide a range of professional development opportunities tailored to MBA students and designed to help you develop life-long career management practices. Our goal is to ensure Sprott MBA students are confidently equipped to succeed in the employment search, interview process and transition to career.
Our services include:
- Job postings for MBA career opportunities and MBA internships
- Sprott’s career web portal to post resumes, view job postings and events
- Resume and cover letter assistance
- Employer information sessions
- Employer/student networking events
- Mock interviews with business professionals (video recorded)
- One-on-one interview analysis and feedback
- Guest speakers on career-related subjects
- Employment search strategies