Schulich Startups Connect CCLCB MBA Students with Remote Internships
MBA in India students taking the Schulich Graduate Diploma in Culture, Communication and Leadership in Canadian Business (CCLCB) will soon begin remote internships through 21 breakthrough firms, connected by Schulich Startups. Students will work on key projects 40 hours per week, all remotely due to COVID-19.
“These remote internships will unlock incredible learning opportunities for our India (Hyderabad) Cohort this summer,” said Chris Carder, Schulich Co-Director of Entrepreneurial Studies. “I’m so proud of the Schulich Startups community and our Founders for how quickly they stepped in to create opportunities when these students were no longer able to travel to Toronto as a result of COVID-19. We are truly one global Schulich family and regardless of the current challenges, we are here for each other.”
The internship is a 12-week work placement that provides students with an opportunity to apply what they’ve learned and reflect about the experience through the Graduate Placement course. Students will work on a detailed plan, including such challenges and opportunities as:competitor analysis; market research; content marketing, target market analysis, and business development.
“I was all set to move to Canada for my summer term and was looking forward to finally meet my colleagues and companies to learn more about the Canadian culture,” said Upasna Khanna, MBA 2021. “All hopes were dashed when my my travel was cancelled due to the unprecedented pandemic. Chris’ help in landing an internship to work in my favourite industry and also connecting with the Schulich community has been a silver lining and an incredible opportunity in these tough times.”
The entrepreneurs are looking forward to working with the students and gaining from their expertise. “Bringing interns from the Schulich India cohort onboard was a no brainer for Arnab and myself, considering we were in their shoes a mere two years ago. We understand their anxiety amidst the circumstances and, more importantly, are aware of the value they can bring to the table,” said Gaurav Madani (MBA 2019), Co-founder of SoulRooms.
Created by Schulich professor Theo Peridis, the CCLCB provides MBA in India program students with an in-depth appreciation of cultural differences, business practices, conventions and vocabulary to succeed in the Canadian business environment. Starting with a two-term professional development course, students will acquire skills and knowledge to facilitate their professional development in a Canadian context, before taking hands-on electives on topics like Team Dynamics and Negotiations, as well as an industry-specific course which explores the Canadian business landscape.