The Externship was offered in 2021 for post-secondary students in Alberta to gain career clarity by taking on a real-world challenge a business is facing with a volunteer team of like-minded peers. This program is no longer offered.
Short-term commitment; long-term impact.
Learn by doing. You’ll work on real challenges to help you decide if you like the industry or the scope of work or not.
Mentors to Employers
First impressions matter. Meet a mentor who's signed up exclusively to meet you. Who knows? You might meet your future employer. Expand your network either way.
Don’t have a lot of professional experience? Get some! Give yourself a competitive edge when applying for future jobs.
A long-term career development investment and volunteer opportunity that fits into your already busy schedule. You’ll learn from peers across disciplines and a mentor who’ll show you the ropes.
Since 2015, BHER has worked to harness the strengths of Canada’s business and post-secondary education sectors to build opportunities for young Canadians, boost innovation and drive collaboration.
Business & Higher Education Roundtable
Are Externs paid?
The Externship Program was not a paid opportunity. It was a volunteer opportunity for students to gain crucial experience in a short time frame without a huge investment of their time.
This program was fully remote and virtual.
We had three types of challenges students participated in:
An idea, product, or problem for students to solicit creative, fresh and innovative feedback. Suited for early year students.
Students will research and present their findings to a question posed by employers. Suited for early or upper-year students.
The action-based solutions to address a problem. Employers provide more background context, so students have the relevant data and information to identify solutions. Suited for upper-year students.