Internship Program

Our innovative approach to business education and training begins in the classroom, where you learn the fundamentals. However, after completing the third year of the program, you can choose to enhance your education by doing an internship.

An internship gives you the unique opportunity to develop hands-on experience with an employer during a 12 or 16 month work term.

The internship program was created in 1994. It supports our focus on experiential learning by enhancing your classroom education with a real-world, paid opportunity in the business community.

Eligibility

To participate in the internship program, you must:

  • Have successfully completed the Career Development Workshops (3IN0). More information about 3IN0 can be found below.
  • Be eligible to work in Canada.

Students who are going out on a BizX international exchange are still eligible to participate in the internship program. Incoming exchange students from other countries are not eligible though.

Timing

Internships begin anytime between May and September following your third year in the Commerce program.

The internship program extends the commerce program by a full year. Students graduate in five years instead of four, but the return on investment in terms of professional development and experience is invaluable.

Career Development Workshops (3IN0)

Students participating in the internship program are required to complete the 3IN0 series of workshops, which help you prepare for the transition from the classroom to the boardroom.

The series covers a variety of topics, including:

  • Self-assessment and skill identification
  • Cover letter and resume preparation
  • Interview skills
  • Job search strategies
  • Ethics and etiquette

More Information

For more information about the internship program contact our Career and Professional Development Office. You can email cip@mcmaster.ca or call 905-525-9140 ext. 27592.

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