A article on the value of startup internships by Dr. Alon Eisenstein, the experiential learning educator at the Impact Centre, was recently published in The Globe and Mail.

Our Internship in New Ventures course has been running for a number of years and seen over 120 students gain valuable experiences. These students have worked with companies such as Adrenalease, Comfable, iamsick.ca, Oxalys Pharmaceuticals, Nanoleaf and many others on tasks that leverage their educational background while also broadening their skills.

“Providing an opportunity for students to intern at startups allows them to identify and demonstrate their talents, interests and skills. Ensuring our students are successful in translating their fundamental education into career opportunities is vital for the success of our students, businesses and economy,” says Eisenstein in the piece.

You can read more about the experiences of some of our interns in our blog: