To find an internship, a project or a summer job, you have to be proactive. We recommend you take into consideration the following advice:
Are you in the CPA track? Visit the CPA Practical Experience page.
Employers are looking for candidates who can demonstrate their professionalism and who are able to highlight their skills and the relevance of these skills. You have to present employers with convincing documents.
Most offers are posted from January to March. But, be careful!
Some employers begin their recruitment right at the start of the fall season – this is the case for business, consulting and accounting.
Many of them take part in recruitment activities which take place throughout the year at HEC Montréal or off campus.
If you are a BBA student, do not prevent yourself from completing your internship in the fall or winter, even if it means graduating in more than 3 years. In fact, a future employer will look favorably upon your internship or project experience, despite your having completed your diploma over more than 3 years. Furthermore, there is much less competition for internships in the fall or winter as compared to internships in the summer.
Sending three or four applications is insufficient to get you an interview. Moreover, meeting with an employer does not guarantee that your application will be selected. You therefore need to send a certain number of CVs and use various strategies to get yourself noticed.
Notify Your Entourage
Employers tend to hire people they know or who were recommended to them. Put your close friends and family, as well as your acquaintances, to work for you. Ask them to activate their networks.
Visit the My Career Web Portal
The Career Management Services’ job search and internship site gives you access to numerous opportunities for internships, supervised projects or summer jobs. Companies hoping to recruit HEC Montréal students place their ads here. Don’t forget to configure one or many “job alerts”.
Contact Employers Directly
There are surely companies or activity sectors which interest you more than others.
The Careers in Management pages are a wealth of information. You will find specific information to facilitate your search.
Use your phone. Contact the department for which you would like to work. Ask if they have openings for students. Offer your services and send them your adapted CV.
Use LinkedIn to find HEC Montréal alumni and managers working for companies of interest to you. Contact them to find out if their organization has any openings for students. Visit the page How to Use LinkedIn Effectively to successfully complete this task.
HEC Montréal can assist you in your search for an internship in Europe.
These partners’ sites are available in the “Resources” section of the My Career portal
Additional resources? Consult the page Job Search Sites and Resources.