MScSM | Career Support

The MScSM Program has a dedicated Placement & Employer Relations Manager who supports students and graduates in the career development process. Students participate in both group workshops and one-on-one advising to explore career options with an MScSM degree. This includes individual career advising, as well as coaching on resumes, interviews, job search strategies and networking.

For Internship / Co-Op

While MScSM students are ultimately responsible for securing their own placement, the Program provides extensive support in securing placements, and is proud to have a 100% placement rate track record. More information on the types of placements is available (here – link to come).

Full support is provided for the internship or co-op search, including group and individual sessions. This includes exploring the different internship paths that may be of interest to each student, and support in creating a strategy to achieve each student’s goals.  

The Program provides select postings to the class, and students are given full-cycle application support, from resume critiques to interview preparation, and assistance with contract negotiations. Students also access practice interviews, and attend Sustainability Careers Day, a major networking event, in advance of securing their placements.

While on the internship or co-op term (May – August), students are provided regular support, both through a formal site visit and evaluation framework, but also on a regular basis through the placement term. Find more information on the specific types of placements (here - link to come).

For Graduating Students

Students returning from their internship or co-op term to campus have full access to the Program Office for career support in their second year of study, and as they approach graduation. Career support for second year students is offered in the form of one-on-one advising appointments year-round. This includes career development support, as well as resume and cover letter help, interview preparation, and contract negotiation, as well as job search strategy support.

The Program also retains close links with many industry partners, and circulates full-time roles frequently to the graduating class and alumni groups through email and the MScSM Alumni Network.

For Alumni

Alumni from the MScSM Program form a close-knit network. The Alumni Network meets for an annual event each year, and on an ad-hoc basis frequently. Alumni are supportive of each other, sharing postings and opening career doors for each other, including hiring from subsequent years of the Program.

The Program Office continues to support the Alumni Network. Alumni may reconnect with the Career Services staff at any time for assistance with applications, contract negotiations, or career change advising.  

Alumni participate regularly in MScSM Programming – not only for alumni events, but as part of our ongoing academic year programming.  Alumni frequently support current students through the Capstone Project, guest talks, and hiring interns. Read more about alumni career paths here.