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.

Broadcast Media Studies

Students learn the skills and theory necessary to perform at a high level in today's media industries. The Broadcast Media Studies degree covers writing, presentation, and production in this creative field. Areas of study include production and writing for digital audio and video, media marketing, social media strategy and management and performance.

Computer Information Systems

Students' capabilities include: database design, web and application development, user and network support, object-oriented design and development, systems implementation, and software testing. Students have held positions such as Database Analyst, Web Developer, Software and Application Developer, Systems Analyst, Business Analyst and Deskside Support 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, and Field Technician or Technologist. Graduates may apply for entrance into the Alberta Institute of Agrologists as an agrologist in training.


Students are capable of working in a variety of organizations and industries, in roles which require financial planning, analysis and advising, and conducting financial modelling and other data analysis. Through coursework, students can earn the Bloomberg Market Concepts certification. Students completing the Financial Services Concentration complete courses required for the CFP® designation. The Financial Analysis Concentration has been admitted to the CFA Institute® University Affiliation Program which confirms that the program incorporates a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge®.

Human Resources

Students are capable of participating in all 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, and Learning and Development Assistant. Graduates from this program have the academic foundation to pursue professional designation as a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR).

Information Design

Students can produce print and electronic promotional and instructional material, write reports, improve websites, develop brochures and social media strategy, manage content and produce visual identities. Students use visual design, writing and information architecture to produce engaging communication material that is easy to understand. They have held positions such as: Graphic Designer, Communications Coordinator, Technical Writer, Web and e-Learning Designer, Digital Marketing Coordinator, and User Experience Architect.

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, analyzing the international business environment or simply the competitiveness of an organization through co-operation with foreign partners or suppliers.

Journalism and Digital Media

Students develop broad-based communication skills including clear and engaging writing, video production and editing, photography, podcasting, website management and infographic design. Importantly, students are trained to think critically, execute creative projects, and adapt content for a variety of audiences and media. Journalism graduates are hired in roles such as Multimedia Journalist, News Editor, Photographer, Magazine Editor, Social Media Manager, Videographer, Corporate Communicator, Charitable Sector Public Relations Communicator, and Political Staff.


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

Policy Studies

Policy Studies students explore a blend of public policy, research, economics, and political science. Students apply their knowledge of governance, economics, trade and politics along with practical skills in policy development, analysis and implementation. In public, private and non-profit sectors, students have worked in Research and Development, Regulatory Affairs, Stakeholder and Government Relations, and Policy Assistant 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, non-profit and agency settings in the following positions: Communications Coordinator, Public Affairs Assistant, and Stakeholder Relations Student.

Social Innovation

Students have the ability to design high impact projects as well as plan, implement and analyze programs to affect change within their organizations. Student capabilities include conducting research: analyzing and synthesizing data; implementing engagement strategies; facilitation; systems mapping; policy development, implementation and analysis; stakeholder relations; event and volunteer management. Students may work in the areas of research, program coordination, fund development, community engagement or event management.

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, and Demand Planner.