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MBA Internship Program Summer 2013

take future leaders for a test drive. MBA Internship Program Summer 2013 The UBC MBA internship is a full-time summer project performed by an MBA student from the Robert H. Lee Graduate School at the Sauder School of Business. The Internship Program gives employers the opportunity to tap into a talented pool of highly motivated, educated and experienced candidates for short-term, cost-effective projects. Students are available for 8 to 14 weeks of full-time employment starting on June 3rd, 2013. Many companies find that interns are a cost-effective alternative to hiring consultants, and also use the internship to evaluate potential permanent employees. Because of their previous work experience (5 years on average), MBA interns can make an immediate impact, helping complete or move forward key projects and initiatives. As part of the experiential learning component of the UBC MBA Program, the MBA internship also enables our students to apply the cutting-edge business theory and skills that they have developed in the program to real world business projects.

Program Details Duration:

8 - 14 weeks of full-time employment from June 3rd to August 30th, 2013


Negotiated between student and employer (2012 average salary $3,700/month CDN)

Your Commitment:

A company supervisor is assigned for the duration of the internship. They are responsible for confirming the project deliverables and student responsibilities, and for completing a student evaluation at the end of the project.

The UBC MBA is ranked 15th in North America for the employability of its MBA grads. QS Global 200 Business Schools Report 2012

Typical Internship Projects: Market Analysis Whether starting a new business or launching a new product or service, a UBC MBA intern can size the market, map the competitive landscape, determine pricing strategies, identify cost-effective distribution channels, and generate a financial forecast to equip you with all the market intelligence required to determine viability and next course of action.

Financial Modeling Need project advice? UBC MBA interns can help structure and solidify your project plan by analyzing your project’s cash flow, conducting a thorough risk analysis, and delivering a model that will equip you with the strategic insight needed to keep you on track to success.

Over 99% of 2012 internship employers recommend the UBC MBA Internship Program.

Business Process Evaluation Looking to invest in a new IT project to improve your business processes? A UBC MBA intern can, prior to project initiation, provide you with a quantifiable assessment to help gauge performance and develop a standardized process improvement framework to optimize the project’s success.

Market Entry Assessment and Strategy By assessing your market potential, customer segmentation, competitive landscape, pricing and supply chain process, a UBC MBA intern can determine the feasibility and best course of action for a new product, and produce a market entry plan ready for immediate implementation.

- Vancouver Coastal Health

Supplier Performance Review To ensure your suppliers are delivering on-time, high quality and cost-efficient goods for your next project, a UBC MBA intern can evaluate supply partners’ efficiencies by measuring supplier performance — including quality mishaps, service deficiencies and cost overruns — to improve compliance and achieve operational excellence.

Compensation Metrics Development Does your company need a strategic review of its compensation structure? A UBC MBA intern can develop a compensation metrics “scorecard” of performance indicators and assess the cost effectiveness of your salary and benefits offerings — helping you develop an equitable compensation structure.

Post-Implementation Study If your company has recently implemented a new business improvement solution, hiring a UBC MBA intern can help you determine and measure the benefits obtained, providing a report outlining appropriate modifications or enhancements that can improve the performance of the system.

A Sauder MBA intern prepared a business plan and funding proposal that resulted in a grant of $2.3 million to develop and commercialize alternative fuel engines for the rail industry. - Westport Innovations

Business Plan Development Are you a growing start-up looking for additional funding? A UBC MBA intern can help evaluate the economic viability of your business venture, including a description and analysis of your business prospects and develop a professional business plan for presentation to prospective investors.

WHO HIRES SAUDER MBA INTERNS? Accenture BC Cancer Agency BC Hydro Best Buy Canada Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital City of Vancouver Clearly Contacts Coast Capital Savings Deloitte General Motors

Five Sauder MBA interns helped the Medical Imaging Department identify over $3.8 million in savings.

Groupon Hecla Mining Hootsuite Media Inc. HSBC IBM KPMG Louis Vuitton Marcraft Homes Methanex Rocky Mountaineer

RBC Royal Bank SAP Schneider Electric Teck Terus Constructions Ltd. Vancity Group Vancouver Coastal Health Wavefront Technology Westport Innovations WorkSafeBC

A Sauder MBA intern helped to increase visibility into customer satisfaction and realize a 30% reduction in customer research costs. - Rocky Mountaineer

See MBA internship stories at: success_stories

MBA CLASS PROFILE The MBA at the University of British Columbia ranks 57th among the world’s top 100 MBA programs, according to the 2013 Financial Times Global MBA Ranking. The UBC MBA program provides students with a fundamental understanding of key business disciplines and fosters critical thinking, leadership and creativity. Students specialize in one of the following career tracks: • Consulting & Strategic Management • Finance • Product/Service Management • Business Innovation

Class of 2014 Class size:


Average Age:



5 years

Average Work Experience:

years work experience on average

64% / 36%

Male/female ratio: Speak 2 or more languages:


International students:


International Work Experience:


Undergraduate Degree Majors: Work experience (by sector):





Social Sciences






Computer Science








Natural Resources




Real Estate


Professional Services




Financial Services




Hospitality & Tourism




Government & Not-for-Profit









3% 2% 1%


“Attracting top, high calibre talent is critical to our business here at Deloitte Consulting. We work with [the Sauder School of Business Career Centre] year round, to find both interns and full-time MBA students. Those candidates have, in turn, helped us address our client issues and problems, and helped us grow our business both here in B.C. and nationally in Canada.” Bryn McLean, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting

Hire an MBA Intern 1.

Draft a job description


Post a job description for free!

January - February

March - May Posting an internship job is quick and easy with COOL (Career Options On-Line), Sauder’s online career management system and jobs board. To get started, register for an account on COOL via our website or email your job description to


Collect & review resumes


Interview candidates


Make an offer

Choose to have applications sent to you electronically through COOL or directly to your own system.

We can arrange and host interviews on campus.

MBA students are available to start their 8-14 week internships from June 3rd, 2013.



Our Business Development Managers are dedicated to helping you connect with the best Sauder talent - quickly, easily and at no charge.

For initial enquiries, please contact:

• Discuss potential internship projects

Jimmy Lam Business Development Manager

• Write an internship job description and post a job • Identify MBA students that meet your needs • Provide you with a resume book of MBA internship candidates • Arrange on-campus interviews

tel 604.822.3127 email

“[Our UBC MBA intern’s] significant business experience, global outlook, maturity and vast amount of both soft and hard skills allowed him to exceed our expectations.” Dean Eiwanger, Global VP and Head of Worldwide Sales Intelligence, SAP

Next Steps... Visit our website Learn more about the program and how to post an internship on COOL.

Speak to your Business Development Manager Discuss your project ideas and unique hiring requirements. Find out which of our MBA candidates would be perfect for the job. Jimmy Lam Business Development Manager tel 604.822.3127 email

Learn more about recruiting at Sauder

Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre Sauder School of Business University of British Columbia 155 - 2053 Main Mall Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z2 tel 604.822.8545 fax 604.822.1271 toll-free (Canada & USA) 1.877.777.6479 email Follow @UBCSauderTalent

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