IMC390 – Internships in New Ventures

This is a companion course to IMC200, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. As an internship course, instead of classes students earn one course credit by participating as interns in a technology start-up company affiliated to U of T. Students will contribute to the work needed in making an invention available to the public. This course is Pass/Fail. The internships run from September to March, and students are expected to work around 10 hours/week. IMC200 is a prerequisite for these internships. Under exceptional circumstances, students will be considered who are registered in IMC200 at the same time. Also, students with equivalent experience may also be considered. Please contact imc390@imc.utoronto.ca to make a request.

How it works?

  1. Projects for the fall-winter term 2014-15 will be posted around August 7.
  2. For project descriptions and application instructions, please email imc390@imc.utoronto.ca.
  3. If your application is selected, you will be invited to an interview with the company.
  4. If successful, you will be selected as an intern, and our office will register you on ROSI. We aim to have all students registered by Monday, Sept. 8.
  5. There will be a midterm and final evaluation of your progress in December and March.

I loved participating in IMC39O. It provided the perfect opportunity to implement all the knowledge learnt in IMC2OO and other academic courses. It really helped me improve my communication, presentation and organization skills. It is difficult to gain practical, real world experience while in undergrad, but this course was the perfect avenue for that! Most importantly, it has made me more confident in my abilities.
Zoya Ajani, IMC390 Student ’13-’14

IMC390 gave me the opportunity to work with an innovative company served by a highly dedicated team. It served as an incubator for developing my marketing and HR skills. Start-Ups companies differ from already thriving businesses as one gets to touch base in different business areas and get an inside look on how a business functions as a whole. It’s a rare opportunity as I got to learn the struggles and amount of effort it takes to start a business. My internship at PathCore Inc. equipped me with the tools to further achieve my career goals.
Stephenny Ng, IMC390 Student, Summer’14

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