Co-op Education

Business Co-op Education

Note: This program is approved for the Co-operative Student Hiring Incentive and the Co-operative Graduate Hiring Incentive Tax Credit for Manitoba.

Recruiting or looking for new talent?

Co-operative education plays an integral role in Red River College Polytechnic’s mission of providing high-quality educational training opportunities.

RRC Polytech’s Business Administration co-op program supports your business with student talent in the following specialties:

  • Accounting
  • Financial Services
  • Human Resource Management
  • General Studies
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing

Benefits of Co-operative Education Partnerships

  • Filling your short-term staffing needs
  • Reducing recruitment and training costs
  • Freeing employees for higher priority work
  • Offering additional resources for special projects
  • Providing productive workers at peak times
  • Giving you regular input into industry-responsive College curricula
  • Developing internal leadership through supervision, mentorship and coaching
  • Helping to train your workforce

Students in Co-operative Education…

  • Are well trained in their discipline, and have received preparation training
  • Are immediately productive during work term
  • Bring enthusiasm and new ideas and approaches
  • Are an ideal resource to fill temporary human resource needs during staff leaves or for short-term projects
  • Are at the end of their program and can be developed to support permanent positions

Types of Business Administration Interns

Human Resource Management Interns

Add staffing to support your day-to-day operations. Add an intern to your HR team to support your HR administrative processes, assist with recruitment, and organize training, onboarding and human resources communications.

Marketing Interns

Expose your team and organization to new ideas, creative thinking and project support. Marketing interns can conduct market research, support communications, and develop a digital marketing strategy for your business. In addition, they can help support putting together a social media strategy, or CRM, in place to attract and engage with new and existing customers.

Accounting Interns

Business Administration interns can help build your pipeline of talent and potential future hires. Hiring an accounting intern can help your business with tax season or take on tasks within AR and AP. Student interns can also support financial reporting and analysis.

Financial Services Interns

Finding skilled labour continues to be a challenge. Many businesses invest in interns as a critical component of talent recruitment and development processes. Our Financial Services major provides pathways to both investment securities and insurance industries.

Interns can support banking, wealth management and insurance operations.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management Interns

Get support for a specific project or challenge your organization is facing. Logistics and Supply Chain Management interns can support with purchasing, procurement and supply management, logistics processes, operations, and supply chain strategy.

General Studies Interns

Many businesses in Manitoba hire students on an ongoing basis to support future-forecast and staffing needs. The General Studies major provides students with an opportunity to chart their own path. Interns come prepared with work-ready business training, and technical and soft skills. They’re ready to support your staffing, operational, project and client needs.

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Is there a project, opportunity or client issue that you want to tackle, but don’t have the time or capacity? Business Administration students are keen to apply their learning to tackle those projects and problems you are facing.

Applied Projects

In this course, students work in groups or individually with companies to execute and deliver projects based on the specifications of the client.

Social Innovation

This new course provides an opportunity to tackle environmental, social or governance challenges your business is facing and to connect with a student who will design a project that addresses the problem.

Get started with student talent!

Consider bringing a student intern onboard to your organization to help your business grow.

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