The SMU Career Center operates within an important network of business professionals and is continuously working on establishing partnerships with new organizations. This way, it offers students a wider range of internships, summer jobs, and career opportunities.

As part of students’ curricula, internships are mandatory and allow students to progressively increase their knowledge of the operations of an organization in its competitive environment.

Pre-Engineering Internships

During their Pre-Engineering program, Students are required to complete a 4 to 8-week internship,  usually during the summer breaks in a functional area of business (i.e. IT,) within an organization.

The objectives of the internship are:

  • Develop an understanding of the operation of a company or an organization
  • Describe a real-world problem encountered by the company and report on how it has been solved or how it can be solved.
  • Develop oral and written communication and reporting skills.
  • Develop teamwork and interpersonal skills.

Engineering Internships

An internship is also required during the third year. This internship is typically related to the specialization chosen by the student. During their capstone project, students engage in a longer term internship of about 9 months in a functional area of business (i.e.) within an organization.
The aim of the internship is to make the student work on a strategical project and have a value added in terms of operational recommendations for the company.

The objectives of the internship are:

  • Apply the knowledge and skills the student acquired at MedTech
  • Develop an understanding of a technology (process or tool) and how it is applied and used in a production/development environment.
  • Widen the student’s knowledge of his field and related sectors
  • Prepare the graduate’s integration into the professional world.