List of work experience programs & important information

Mount Royal University students are enthusiastic, willing and talented. They are your future colleagues and leaders. If you, your colleagues or those in your network have an interest in bringing capable work experience students on board, please contact us or share this information. Programs are listed below in alphabetical order. Click on the program name for detailed information.

Students are capable of maintaining accounting records, preparing financial statements and tax schedules, and using accounting software. Student positions have included: Operations and Joint Venture Accountant, Accounts Payable Accountant, Junior Accountant, and Tax Technician. Graduates of this program will meet requirements for entry into the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation program.

Computer Information Systems
Students’ capabilities include: database design, application development, software testing, user and network support, object-oriented design and development, systems implementation, and software testing. Students have held positions such as Desktop Support Analyst, Web Developer, Testing Specialist, Junior Programmer, and Business Analyst, among others.

Environmental Science
Students develop and implement strategies to help companies meet regulatory needs, reduce environmental impact, promote sustainable development, and increase profits by reusing, reducing, recycling and remanufacturing. Positions in air, water, waste, and reclamation may include: Research Assistant, Lab Technician, Field Technician or Technologist. Graduates may apply for entrance into the Alberta Institute of Agrologists as an agrologist in training.

Finance and Financial Services
Students are prepared for financial planning and advising in the areas of tax, retirement and investment planning, risk management, and estate planning. They are versed in conducting financial modelling, data compilation, manipulation and other data analysis. Students may be employed by banks and other lending institutions, trust companies, insurance agencies, brokerages, or investment organizations. Bloomberg training is featured with many students having completed the Bloomberg Essentials Certification.

Human Resources
Students are capable of participating in HR functions from the initial job posting through to reference checks, on-boarding, designing and delivering employee training sessions, payroll administration, benefit reviews and compensation analysis. Students have held positions such as: Human Resources Assistant, Junior Recruiter, Compensation and Benefits Assistant, Junior Payroll Administrator, Learning and Development Assistant.

Information Design
Students can produce print and electronic promotional material, write reports, instructional material, brochures and newsletters, improve websites, and manage content. Students use visual design and writing to produce engaging communication material that is easy to understand. They have held positions such as: Graphic Designer, Technical Writer, Communications Coordinator, Web and e-Learning Designer, and Digital Marketing Coordinator.

Interior Design
This CIDA accredited program emphasizes curriculum in design, theory, process and communication, space planning, building code, construction, universal design, sustainability, LEED guidelines, and business. Students find work terms in interior design and architectural firms, millwork, facilities, project management, furniture and product manufacturing and distribution, retail, and with new home builders.

International Business
This program is designed to prepare students for participation in the global economy, whether this means establishing a business venture beyond Canadian borders, marketing sales and services internationally or simply the competitiveness of an organization through co-operation with foreign partners or suppliers.

Students are provided with a broad-based education in writing, idea and story development, broadcasting, newspaper and magazine production, and digital photography. Students learn to think critically, analyze data, communicate clearly, and creatively tell stories through text, photo, video and graphics. Students have been employed in the following positions: Reporter, Photographer, Editor, Editorial Assistant, Communications Coordinator, and Videographer.

Marketing students blend market, strategic and creative insight to ensure products and campaigns succeed. Drawing from theories of human persuasion, market research and analysis, and creative branding and design, students have held positions in areas such as market research, marketing and brand management, stakeholder relations, communications and advertising, and event planning.

Policy Studies
Policy Studies students explore a blend of political science, economics, and policy administration.  Students apply their knowledge of global governance, economics, trade and politics, along with practical skills in policy development, analysis & implementation. In public, private and nonprofit sectors, students have worked in Research & Development, Regulatory Affairs, Public Affairs, Government Relations, and Political Aide positions.

Public Relations
Students are capable of producing a variety of promotional material including: news releases, media kits, brochures, newsletters and annual reports. Students are able to manage events, implement a communication plan and work with social media, and have been employed in corporate, government, nonprofit and agency settings in the following positions: Communications Coordinator, Public Affairs Assistant, and Stakeholder Relations Student.

Social Innovation and Nonprofit Studies
Students learn the theoretical background and practical skills needed to succeed in the nonprofit sector. Areas of study include: public policy, service delivery, volunteerism, funding and economics, communications, analysis, law and ethics, social change, community development, and business practices.

Supply Chain Management
Students acquire the ability to manage the flow and transportation of goods from raw materials through to the customer. Students apply knowledge of how companies benefit economically from efficient procurement, physical distribution, transportation, logistics, and customer relations. Potential student positions may include: Supply Chain Intern, Logistics Coordinator, Distribution Assistant, Inventory Control, or Demand Planner.