Schulich first in Canada to host Sports, Media & Entertainment Internship Fair

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The Schulich School of Business will host Canada’s first Sports, Media & Entertainment Internship Fair on Jan. 28, and will bring in 17 industry leaders who will network with business students.

Rob Hines
Rob Hines

High-profile companies from the sports, media and entertainment industries have registered for the event, including the Canadian Olympic Committee, IMG, Canadian Tire, New Balance, TIFF and Rogers Media, with 50 available positions including internships.

The industry fair gives employers an opportunity to meet and network with many of Schulich’s 1,715 undergraduate and 1,162 graduate business students. Schulich students may only count paid internships against their experiential program requirements.

“Schulich School of Business is pleased to be able to help match our talented and highly skilled business students with internship opportunities at leading employers in order to gain valuable experience in the sports, media and entertainment industries,” said Rob Hines, executive director of Schulich’s Career Development Centre. “This internship fair is a win-win opportunity for employers and students alike.”

Seymour Schulich BuildingThe event is co-sponsored by Schulich’s Career Development Centre, as well as Schulich’s Arts & Media Management and Business of Sports clubs, and the York Sports Business Association (YSBA). Schulich offers Canada’s leading MBA specialization in arts and media administration, in addition to undergraduate business courses in tourism, sport and leisure marketing, and entertainment marketing.

“Our inaugural fair is the marquee event in a strong program of initiatives by YSBA and Schulich Business of Sports Club aimed at exciting students about careers in these dynamic, challenging and ultra-competitive industries while building industry awareness of the calibre of Schulich students,” said Vijay Setlur, creator of the event, who teaches tourism, sport and leisure marketing, and entertainment marketing at Schulich. “It is a significant step forward in Schulich becoming a talent pipeline for the creative industries, while contributing to these industries’ future growth and advancement in Canada.”

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