Opportunities for commerce students | Mount Allison

This is your learning journey. Make it a trip to remember.

Your education doesn’t have to be limited by the walls of a classroom. The Mount Allison Commerce program gives you many different opportunities to explore the real world of business through hands-on learning experiences.

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» Internship and entrepreneurship opportunities

» Contact the director of experiential learning

 

 

Internships

Spend the summer before your fourth year working in a field or organization you think you might enjoy.

Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies Internships

Students can gain business experience by participating in a 12-16 week summer internship in the public or private sector.

Benefits of an internship

  • Placements with a dynamic organization.
  • Seeing their classroom theories and techniques applied in real-world business situations.
  • Developing and enhancing their business skill sets.
  • Being better informed to make career decisions upon graduation.
  • Receiving valuable feedback from supervisors and colleagues within the partner organization.
  • Reflecting on and discussing their experiences with their faculty and student colleagues.
  • Providing leadership and guidance to their classmates.
  • Developing valuable networking relationships.
  • Being able to demonstrate their skills and capabilities to future employers, creating possible career opportunities.
  • Developing confidence through the successful application of their skills and abilities.

Applying for an internship

This program is intended for third-year students with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Students in second year may be considered if there are opportunities for placement.

  • Students submit a targeted cover letter and resume for each position they are interested in and an unofficial transcript (for internal use only).
  • Applications will then be forwarded to the organization.
  • The organizations will interview the student.

Timelines will vary depending on the internal process of the hiring organization. Watch for the first internship postings in early January.

Students who are chosen for an internship must go through training with the Office of Experiential Learning and Career Development.

For more information, contact careers@mta.ca or (506) 364-2226.

 

Alumni Career Mentorship Program

In your fourth year, develop a long-term relationship with a professional from a field that interests you.

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Entrepreneurship

Create your own company or social enterprise, on your own or as part of a class team or campus club.

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Entrepreneurship video

 

 

Field trips

Visit a business in the local community or further afield, or participate in a conference.

 

Simulations and historical case studies

Role-play a real-life business situation, such as a trade fair or a day on the stock market, or analyze a problem experienced by a real organization.

 

Service learning

Take charge of a project for a business or organization and contribute to the community at the same time.

 

Study abroad

Gain valuable international experience by immersing yourself in another culture for a term.

Study abroad opportunities for commerce students

We encourage students to go on international university exchanges and welcome exchange students to Mount Allison University.

For commerce students thinking of a future in business, global connections are now part of everyday business dealings. For those considering continuing their studies, an exchange allows you to gain experience from a university in another country, which means access to different ways of approaching the study of business.

» Find out more about exchanges and international programs

The following exchanges have business programs:

Europe

  • Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey)
  • Koc University (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • University of Southern Denmark (Denmark)
  • Mid Sweden University (Sweden)
  • BI Norwegian Business School (Norway)
  • The Hague University (Netherlands)

United States

  • Killam Fellowship (United States)
  • Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, Georgia)

Asia/Oceania

  • Kwansei Gakuin University (Japan)
  • Senshu University (Japan)
  • University of Otago (New Zealand)
  • University of Newcastle (Australia)
  • City University of Hong Kong (China)
  • Fudan University (China)   

 

Live case studies

With your classmates, form a consulting team and help a real business solve a current problem.

 

Guest speakers

Learn from the first-hand stories of experienced business people in a class or during an evening lecture series. Many of our guest speakers are Mount Allison alumni who’ve had unique and rewarding careers.

Ron Joyce Presents Speakers Series

 

Teamwork and presentations

Practice in courses and co-curricular settings some of the key “soft skills” you’ll need to succeed in the workplace, such as collaborating with others, generating creative ideas, and communicating clearly.