Skills our Interns Contribute

Here’s what our high performing, motivated students majoring in the following degree areas can contribute to your workplace:

Business

Accounting (this program is generously sponsored by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, CPA): Specialized knowledge in managerial, financial and cost accounting, management information systems, GAAP, financial statement reporting practices, income taxation, finance, auditing and analysis in addition to general business and management practices.

Business & Society: Knowledge of philosophy, history, economics, geography, sociology and political science and analytical tools to study and research business and society with courses that focus on the political, social, and cultural context of business.

Communication Studies: Knowledge of the impact of communications media in everyday life; understanding of communication as a complex social process focusing on both traditional forms of mass communication and new media.

Economics (including Financial and Business Economics): Knowledge of the economy from both micro and macro perspectives; understanding of social behaviour and institutions involved in the allocation of resources; analytical skills for solving complex economic problems; the ability to evaluate economic theories and interpret economic behaviour through the use of data.

Finance: Managerial accounting, income taxation, finance, valuing stock options, general business and management practices in law, marketing, information systems, business strategy and human resource management.

Human Resource Management: Practical and theoretical knowledge of human resources management; Human Resources planning; equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace; leadership and management skills; recruitment, selection and performance appraisal; training and development; occupational health and safety; employment law; industrial relations; and compensation.

Management: Marketing, human resources management, financial management, strategic planning and general management practices from the perspective of small, medium and large organizations.

Marketing: Theoretical and practical knowledge in all aspects of the marketing process including product management, advertising and communications, market research and strategies, retailing, international markets and consumer behaviour.

Public Administration: Knowledge of public policy making and public administration; statistical techniques used to analyze social data and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms; theory and practice of government while acquiring expertise relevant to policy analysis, program evaluation and other public service functions.

Science

Astronomy: Ability to observe, explore, and construct theories about phenomena, practical computer skills to collect, analyze and visualize data; knowledge emphasis on practical mathematics and technical writing skills, particularly for scientific laboratory reports.

Biophysics: Knowledge of physics, biology, and how the two mutually work together; the skills to think laterally between the two fields; practical skills in mathematics and computing, laboratory skills, ability to productively confront biological challenges with physical principles.

Physics: Knowledge of physics, astronomy, computer-based physics with an experimental physics component; technical writing skills particularly for laboratory reports; laboratory skills; computer skills to collect, construct and text scientific theories; symbolic and numerical
computation skills.

Technology

Information Technology: A big picture understanding to liaise between technical and non-technical users; ability to plan, design, build and administer information systems.