MBiotech Students

Student Responsibilities

Student responsibilities include:

  • Preparing a profile for the web site and MBiotech Student Profile Directory Guidebook;
  • Preparing effective résumés and covering letters;
  • Applying to positions through online co-op portal, IMIConnect;
  • Preparing for interviews;
  • Following all program guidelines throughout the application, interview, selection and placement process;
  • Presenting a professional image to employers;
  • Being actively involved in the internship recruitment process in order to maximize the opportunities for a successful match;
  • Fulfilling the role of ambassadors for the University of Toronto MBiotech Program throughout the application, selection and placement process;
  • Attending the MBiotech Career Day Event and interacting in a professional manner with potential employers.

Program Responsibilities

Program responsibilities include:

  • Searching for internship opportunities;
  • Making arrangements with companies for job descriptions;
  • Keeping online co-op portal up to date;
  • Communicating to students about available postings;
  • Forwarding resumes and cover letters to company representatives;
  • Coordinating interview schedules and locations;
  • Communicating with employers and students throughout the process.

Please note that the MBiotech Program does not guarantee a placement for every student, but will certainly aid in providing as many opportunities as possible.

Placement Opportunities

It is the responsibility of the Placement & Employer Relations Coordinator to work toward ensuring that the number of internship postings is at least equal to the number of eligible students. The MBiotech Program encourages start dates to begin after January 3rd for the first work term (BTC 1900Y) of internship positions. The start date of each placement will be determined by the hiring company.

While the MBiotech Program is committed to searching for an equivalent number of placements as there are students, the ability to meet this target may be influenced by economic conditions.

Students are encouraged to suggest additional internship opportunities. In all cases, staff will direct the process of contacting these companies or individuals.

There can be NO GUARANTEE of a student obtaining an internship position. The MBiotech Program staff provides postings of available internship employment opportunities. Students apply to and compete for internship jobs, and the employer makes the final selection. The majority of eligible internship students are successfully placed; however, internship employment is directly related to job market conditions, as well as to the motivation and effort of individual students, and therefore cannot be guaranteed.

Summary of Steps in the Internship Placement Process

The following list outlines the typical steps involved in the placement process, in the order they most frequently occur.

  1. MBiotech Program markets opportunity to potential organisations.
  2. MBiotech Program makes direct contact with company representatives to secure positions.
  3. Company decides to participate.
  4. Job Description prepared by company representative.
  5. Job Description distributed to eligible students via online co-op portal, IMIConnect.
  6. Students send résumés and covering letters through IMIConnect prior to posting deadline.
  7. Résumés sent to employer.
  8. MBiotech Program sets interview schedule.
  9. Interview times confirmed with employers and selected students.
  10. Interviews conducted.
  11. Company ranks candidates; Students rank positions.
  12. Rank and Match is conducted.
  13. Employer Confirmation sheet is sent, signed and returned to employer.
  14. Student begins placement.

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