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The Career Development Centre is your entry point to the Asper School of Business and your gateway to the best employees for your organization. We can fast track your connection to the employees you're looking for. Develop your profile at the Asper School as an employer of choice and give yourself an edge in the competitive business of recruiting top talent.
Our dedicated staff are here to help maximize your recruitment efforts and raise awareness of your employer brand.
The Asper Career Development Centre can assist:
Browse through profiles of master's students currently looking for a variety of employment opportunities from co-op, part-time work, work integrated learning (WIL) including short-term projects, to graduate opportunities.
Check back soon as the Master's Profile Book is updated every semester.
Post a co-op/summer/full time position on the Asper Career Portal. Please indicate within the job description if the successful candidate will be expected to work from home or through an alternative arrangement as directed by public health authorities.
The Career Development Centre can provide assistance with scheduling and coordination of interviews.
Please contact a Career Consultant
Ph: (204) 474-6549
Ph: (204) 474-7103
The Career Development Centre provides assistance with scheduling, coordination and promotion of pre-recruitment information sessions and marketing events. This is an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your organization and meet with prospective candidates in a more relaxed setting.
Please contact our Career Consultants:
Ph: (204) 474-6549 or (204) 474-7103
Information sessions can also be coordinated through the Asper Career Portal.
The Asper School of Business has recently launched co-operative education at the graduate student/master's level. We now offer co-op in our MBA, Master of Finance and Master of Supply Chain Management & Logistics programs. Looking for students who can contribute strategically to your organization? Hire a masters' co-op student starting in Summer 2022.
Our Bachelor of Commerce Co-operative Education Program is one of the University of Manitoba’s largest co-op programs and is CEWIL Canada and AACSB accredited.
By joining the Asper Co-op Program, employers will have an opportunity to mentor students’ developing careers and to promote their corporate image by establishing a reputation as an employer of choice.
Stay up to date with the latest CDC news including salary information, upcoming events, labour market trends and interviews with industry partners.
Register on the Asper Career Portal to receive the CDC employer newsletter.
View our latest edition here.
In line with the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE)’s Guide to Ethical Recruitment, we request that employers, Asper School of Business students, alumni and other users of our services comply with the following guidelines for all recruitment and employment-related activities on campus.
We do not allow recruitment for 100% commission-based positions unless there is a minimum wage.
All postings for sales, commission-based or franchise opportunities must provide the following details (if applicable to the position):
Internships can be great opportunities for students to gain meaningful experience and receive valuable hands-on training. As a member of CACEE, we share CACEE’s position on unpaid internships and would only promote unpaid internships that meet the following criteria:
Thinking of hiring a student? Access the Government of Canada's Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) for your next student hire!
Through the Student Work Placement program, employers can apply for $5,000-$7,000 in wage subsidies to help them hire post-secondary students across Canada.
Check out the SWPP employer delivery partners
Student eligibility assessment
The student is:
Remember that final decisions lie with the SWPP funding partners. This is to provide employers with a guideline only.
The Co-op Students Hiring Incentive is designed to provide work experience for students through co-operative education work placements. Employers who hire a student as part of a registered co-operative education program can claim 15% of wages and salaries, up to a maximum of $5,000 per student.
The Co-op Graduates Hiring Incentive (COG-HI) is designed to connect graduates of registered co-operative education programs to full-time employment related to their field of study. Employers who hire a student as part of a registered co-operative education program can claim 15% of wages and salaries, up to a lifetime maximum of $5,000 per student.
Sponsoring and/or participating in our upcoming career events is a great way to share your expertise, market your organization to future employees, and connect with the business professionals of tomorrow!
During Asper Career Month, the CDC will offer a number of career focused events during the day and evening, including the University of Manitoba Career Fair in January. Events feature business guests and consulting experts offering advice to students in support of career exploration. If your company has an idea for a career focused event, please contact us at email@example.com to discuss logistics and sponsorship.
Sponsor the Asper Career Fair on Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 from 10:00am to 1:00pm and grow your connection with the Asper community.
The event is virtual and will provide the same benefits as a physical career fair without compromising talent quality and safety.
Information on sponsorship levels and their benefits is available on the Asper Career Fair page.
Held in September & January
Meet one on one with business students to share advice and insights on preparing dynamic resumes or CACEE forms that catch a prospective employers’ eye. Raise awareness of opportunities within your organization while sharing current recruitment practices with students.
Get involved with Asper! We are always looking for business professionals to join us as guests for our many events. It’s a great way to give back while staying connected!
Get a sneak peek at the leaders of tomorrow through mock interviews with Asper MBA, MFin, and MSCM students.
Mock interviews are a key piece of our Career Management seminars, and this no-pressure, no-hiring event gives current students interview experience and the chance to learn interview skills from business leaders.
Designed around the idea of speed dating, this concept pairs senior business guests from a variety of industries and sectors with graduate students for a fast paced, one hour long event. Guests interview graduate students and provide feedback on their interview performance, sharing insight and advice on what they look for when recruiting top talent. No preparation is required on our part – just bring your experience and insights to share with students!
Hosted by the Asper Career Development Centre, this one-day Career Fair allows you to market your company to the business professionals of tomorrow.
If you are interested in giving of your time to provide support or share advice with our students, please contact us at 204-474-6596 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Asper mentor programs connect Asper MBA, MFin, and MSCM students with inspirational leaders in Winnipeg and across Canada.
The Asper co-op program is your connection to top talent to support your business needs, year round. Co-op students are bright and highly motivated , and whether you need an eager BComm student, or more experienced graduate student, Asper has someone to fit your business’ unique needs. Participating in the co-op program can help to bring fresh ideas into your workplace, increase your organization’s brand recognition among current students and grads, and more.
Our Asper students are motivated and eager to learn as evidenced by their commitment to leadership roles in student groups, charitable organizations, case competitions and volunteer activities. Students will contribute their developing skills and knowledge to your business while simultaneously receiving meaningful professional experience relevant to their career goals.
Why the Asper Co-op Program?
The Asper School of Business Co-operative Education Program is one of the University of Manitoba’s largest co-op programs and is CEWIL Canada and AACSB accredited. By joining the Asper Co-op Program, employers will have an opportunity to mentor students’ developing careers and to promote their corporate image by establishing a reputation as an employer of choice.
Co-op roles are:
4 months in duration, spanning the academic term (winter, summer, fall)
The Asper BComm Co-op Program facilitates a rank/match recruitment process.
Important Recruiting Dates
FALL 2023 WORK TERM (September - December 2023)
Deadline to post positions: June 22
Job postings close: June 26
Shortlists due: June 29
Interviewing period: July 10 - July 21
Rank/match form due: July 24 (by 12 noon)
Rank/match results announced: July 26
Second phase begins: July 26
Students from each program will be available in the following terms:
Employers can set their own wages, and are encouraged to take the advanced education and work experience of master’s students into account. Master’s student wages are expected to start at $20-25/hour.
How Continuous Placement Works:
Flexible timelines to post positions and conduct interviews
You decide when to post and when your job closes, though we recommend posting at the beginning of the previous semester (i.e. Post January for May start, May for September start, and September for January start)
You decide when to interview
Make employment offers directly to students
Letter of Offer
Employers are required to provide a letter of offer/employment contract to the co-op student once placements have been finalized and could include hiring details such as:
• Start and end dates of term (start and end dates are negotiable between employer and student employee, the co-op work term is approximately four months in duration)
Creating a Successful Work Term
Assign your student a supervisor who is available to meet with and mentor them on a regular basis.
At the start of the work term, discuss expectations for the student's role, performance standards, communication, reporting structure and confidentiality. Provide your student with an orientation to your company's work environment and policies.
Recognize that some students may need extra attention the first few weeks on the job. For some, the co-op work term is their first experience in a professional environment.
Site Visit Meeting with a Co-op Coordinator
Approximately half-way through the term, a Co-op Coordinator will conduct a site visit meeting (if the work term is outside the Winnipeg area, a virtual meeting will be scheduled). This is a three-way meeting between the student employee, the student’s supervisor and a Co-op Coordinator. The purpose is to ensure the student is meeting/exceeding performance expectations. The student is responsible for scheduling this meeting after determining their supervisor’s availability and communicating this with the co-op office.
A supervisor should not wait for the site visit if there is an urgent matter to discuss. Co-op Coordinators are available anytime by phone or email.
Supervision & Evaluation
It is the employer's responsibility to provide ongoing feedback to the student regarding their performance and ability to meet expectations. In addition to the site visit, employers are asked to complete a short online performance evaluation form shortly before the end of the student’s work term. After completing the evaluation, we recommend that supervisors discuss their evaluation with the student, as the feedback provides valuable insight for the student’s ongoing professional development.
Asper Co-op is an Academic Program
Co-operative education (co-op) is an experiential learning opportunity that allows students to integrate academic terms with work terms in business-related positions. Employers, students and the Asper School of Business all contribute to successfully providing the combination of theoretical and hands-on experience co-op students require to excel in their future careers.
The Asper Co-op Program is a tuition-based, academic program in which students receive a grade for the course and are required to submit written assignments marked by a Faculty Advisor. Within a few weeks of the start of the work term, students will be required to determine their learning objectives and may ask their supervisor if the goals are reasonable and represent the duties of the position.
Multiple start dates
Students are available year round and can begin work in January, May or September, for a 4-month period (8-month placements can be facilitated - for BComm only).
Employing Co-op students is a cost-effective and low-risk means of recruiting and evaluating potential future hires. Co-op students can provide relief for short-term peaks in workload, or special projects and research.
Be an employer of choice
Your organization will establish an enhanced presence amongst students and will be seen as an employer of choice by all students seeking employment.
Tailored skills and expertise
Hire a capable BComm student for an entry level business role, or consider a master's student (MBA, MFin, MSCM) with a greater depth of academic, technical, and strategic skills.
Employers can hire Asper students at a range of academic and professional levels to suit your specific organizational needs. Co-op students are perfect for organizations looking to expand and develop new talent as well as bring in new perspectives and insights.
BComm and MBA students can concentrate in a wide range of specializations, students often choosing two.
Actuarial Mathematics (BComm)
Entrepreneurship (BComm, MBA)
Finance (BComm, MBA, MFin)
Health Administration (MBA)
Human Resource Management/Industrial Relations (BComm)
Indigenous Business Studies (BComm)
International Business (BComm, MBA)
Leadership & Organizations (BComm, MBA)
Supply Chain Management (BComm, MBA, MSCM)
Management Information Systems (BComm)
Management of Public Enterprises (MBA)
Marketing (BComm, MBA)
Asper School of Business Co-operative Education Program
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University of Manitoba
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