Information for Students
- Are you registered in an Economics Program?
- Will you have 15.0 full course equivalents by the September of the year in which you wish to apply?
- Will you be graduating in June or November at the end of the internship?
- Are you looking to apply your economics knowledge to the "real" world?
If you answered yes to these questions then this internship course is a valuable opportunity for you to apply the economics expertise and knowledge you have gained through coursework through a part-time unpaid work commitment, and gain 1.0 academic credit at the same time. A written report and poster presentation will also be required - see full course requirements.
Economics students will fulfill a program requirement with the successful completion of this course. In general, students gain valuable work experience from the course. The internship can be listed on a student’s resume as an example of relevant work experience. Through the internships, the practical sessions, and the final written and oral submissions, students will gain a number of practical workplace skills, including communications (written and oral); job search and resume-writing skills; interpersonal and teamwork skills; issues identification and analysis; and project management. Finally, some students will be lucky enough to gain valuable personal contacts and perhaps even employment.
Benefits to Students
45% of employers offer higher salaries to incoming hires with internship experience than they offer to those without such experience - NACE 2005 Experiential Education Report
- Learning in your chosen field from the inside
- Valuable experience to add to your résumé
- Contacts, contacts, contacts! Allows you to meet new people and practice your networking skills
- Enable you to work alongside a professional in your chosen career field
- Allows you to apply some of the theory and ideas you have learned in university
- Provides a bridge between university and the professional world
- Full year course credit
- Job search, résumé writing, oral and written communication, and presentation skills development
- Application of your knowledge to the 'real' world
- Opens the door to a job offer or a recommendation about the next steps you should take on your career path