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MOS Internship

The Management and Organizational Studies (MOS) Internship Program offers students an opportunity to gain practical 8 to 16 months of industry working experience between their third and fourth-year of the MOS program.

FAQs

How do students find an internship? 
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Companies recruit students and post jobs through Western Connect (formerly Western CareerCentral) annually from November to July. These jobs are reserved only for students enrolled in the internship program. Each company selects and interviews its candidates on campus and then makes job offers to the students through Western Connect from mid-February-August.

In addition to industry job postings, students may find their own employment through what is referred to as a direct match. Any positions acquired through a direct match must approved by Western and any affiliated campus to ensure that the position and employer meet internship employment standards and expectations. 

Why is the internship 8 to 16 months, instead of 4 months? 
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Many employers find that this program is better than a traditional co-op program, as it gives the employer a longer time to assess the student and the student is able to work on advanced projects and see them from beginning to end. The student feels that they are better motivated and have a well-crystallized plan for their careers after gaining valuable work experience and contacts in the industry. 

Who can enroll in the Industry Internship Program? 
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Any MOS student can enroll in the Program who:
  • Is enrolled in third year
  • Achieved a minimum academic average of 70% in second year
  • Successfully completed Business Administration 2257 before third-year
  • Has a clean academic record
  • Applied to the internship program through Western Connect by November 22, 2019
  • Attended an Information Session (pre-register on Western Connect) 
  • Attended a Resume/Interview Workshop (pre-register on Western Connect) 
  • Has had a resume review and approved by the Student Life Centre (MSJ 119) by November 22
  • Will have 3.5 or more credits remaining following the internship work term 
  • International students must also obtain a co-op work permit through Western International and a letter from Brescia.
    • Contact the Student Life Centre for details.

For more information, visit Western's Department of Management and Orgranizational Studies.