Work Smarts is a paid nine month internship that combines work experience, skills training and mentoring. It allows post secondary graduates the opportunity to apply the skill sets they developed at school, in a work setting that is consistent with their past education and will allow them to become leaders in their chosen fields.
SIFE SMU is the Saint Mary's University chapter of SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise). With 50 teams in our country alone, there is potential for huge impact nation-wide. SIFE runs a variety of educational projects throughout the year that touch on guidelines such as learning and teaching personal and financial success skills, business ethics, market economies, and entrepreneurship.
The Saint Mary's University Student Entrepreneurship Centre offers undergraduates, graduates, and post-graduates from all disciplines the opportunity to increase their awareness of entrepreneurship as a career option, as well as to start or expand their own business. The Student Entrepreneurship Centre provides business advice through one-on-one counseling, technical expertise, seminars, work-shops, competitions and networking opportunities with the business community.
Small Business Essentials is an interactive business management workshop designed to provide business owners and managers with the essential skills to maximize the performance, efficiency and profitability of their business. Material covered is designed to provide entrepreneurs and growing businesses with the necessary tools and skills immediately applicable to their business.
Primary research is done through the development of survey tools, conducting focus groups and one-on-one interviews with key stakeholders to your project, both internal (employees) and external (partners, stakeholders, customers). This is the collection of data that does not already exist. Secondary research is a thorough examination and summary of research and/or literature that has already been written and collected.