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New Flexible Internship Program Introduced for Full Time MBA Students at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

April 4, 2016

Toron­to – The Full Time MBA pro­gram at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment has launched the Flex­i­ble Intern­ship Pro­gram which is a sig­nif­i­cant inno­va­tion to the tra­di­tion­al MBA Pro­gram struc­ture and will allow stu­dents greater cus­tomiza­tion of their MBA expe­ri­ence. Effec­tive­ly imme­di­ate­ly, Rot­man Full Time MBA stu­dents can choose from one of three work term options in the sec­ond year of the pro­gram begin­ning with the tra­di­tion­al Sum­mer term for intern­ships but also adding the Fall and Winter/Spring terms.

The change cre­ates entire­ly new intern­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties for Rot­man stu­dents and also gives access to Rot­man stu­dents on a year-round basis to poten­tial employ­ers. In addi­tion, stu­dents will be required to com­plete the course “Applied Man­age­ment: Place­ment” in con­junc­tion with the work place­ment, which is designed to rein­force the impor­tant learn­ings from the first year core cur­ricu­lum with prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tion and pro­fes­sion­al reflec­tion under the guid­ance of the School’s world-class fac­ul­ty.

“This was an exten­sive con­sul­ta­tive process with employ­ers across diverse indus­tries and func­tions, stu­dents and fac­ul­ty. We saw a huge oppor­tu­ni­ty to max­i­mize career options for our stu­dents with year-round labour mar­ket demand and chal­lenge our stu­dents to an even high­er lev­el of per­for­mance through rig­or­ous fac­ul­ty guid­ance.” says Karen Jack­son-Cox, Direc­tor, Full-Time MBA Career Cen­tre.

This new struc­ture builds on the expe­ri­en­tial learn­ing com­po­nent of the intern­ship – a core part of the Rot­man expe­ri­ence – and inte­grates this with three crit­i­cal pil­lars of the Rot­man Full Time MBA pro­gram:  the school’s inten­sive focus on self-devel­op­ment, its glob­al­ly rec­og­nized fac­ul­ty, and one of the largest Career Cen­tres in North Amer­i­ca with a ded­i­cat­ed team of career coach­es assigned to indi­vid­ual stu­dents.

“With this new struc­ture, Rot­man is intro­duc­ing is a tru­ly inte­grat­ed approach to sup­port­ing career trans­for­ma­tion in the MBA mar­ket.  We are excit­ed to see how the employ­ment mar­ket responds to the new mod­el of year-round Rot­man tal­ent. We think this is a game-chang­er” says Niki da Sil­va, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor, Full-Time MBA Pro­gram.

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion for stu­dents and recruiters is online.

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment is locat­ed in the heart of Canada’s com­mer­cial and cul­tur­al cap­i­tal and is part of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, one of the world’s top 20 research uni­ver­si­ties. The Rot­man School fos­ters a new way to think that enables our grad­u­ates to tack­le today’s glob­al busi­ness chal­lenges.  For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it


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Ken McGuf­fin
Man­ag­er, Media Rela­tions
Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
Tel: 416.946.3818

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