Why an Extern
Give the next generation of entrepreneurial Albertans the inside track.
The VFC Externship helps leading startups enrich Alberta’s innovation ecosystem by exposing teams of interdisciplinary student volunteers from local colleges and universities to real-world business challenges.
Fast, flexible, impact.
A collaborative project framing process, VFC is there to support employers and students at every stage.
This project is funded by the Business + Higher Education Roundtable
Are a team of Externs right for you?
Eligible businesses must meet the following criteria:
Business must operate in AB
Starts up or SMEs with 10-250 employees
Your company or industry is exploring new ideas and is interested in new/student perspectives on some aspects of your work
Must commit to attending an onboarding
Must select a mentor and company represented
Must be willing to provide opportunities for coffee chats with employees. Minimum of 1 one-on-one for each student
Complete student assessments (template provided) for each student following the final presentation and the VFC evaluation.