Shopify and Carleton University Introduce First-in-Canada Multi-Year Student Internships

OTTAWA, Ontario--()--This fall, Shopify and Carleton University are introducing a new model of learning that embeds Computer Science students in an industrial environment.

Eleven Carleton students are splitting their time between the university’s campus and Shopify’s downtown Ottawa headquarters. Students will learn some course concepts at Shopify by joining teams and contributing to projects, with the freedom to take as much or as little time as needed for deep understanding of concepts, in addition to taking theoretical courses and electives at Carleton.

Program Features:

  • First program in Canada to have work-integrated, curriculum-aligned Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Students spend the majority of their time at Shopify, where they learn curriculum concepts and can apply them in real time alongside experts in the industry
  • Students receive the same support given to all Carleton students and will learn advanced theory, as well as take exams at the university
  • Students receive a salary and Shopify covers tuition
  • Registration will open in October for students wanting to start in September 2017.

Join the Honourable Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains, participating students, and representatives from Shopify and Carleton University as they share details of the new partnership.

When: Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Where: Shopify, 150 Elgin Street, Ottawa

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (speeches begin at 12:45 p.m.)

Who:

  • The Honourable Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains
  • Roseann O’Reilly Runte, President and Vice-Chancellor, Carleton University
  • Jean-Michel Lemieux, SVP of Engineering, Shopify
  • Participating Students

Contacts

Media Contacts:
Shopify
Sheryl So, Public Relations Manager
416-238-6705 x 302
press@shopify.com
or
Carleton University
Steven Reid, Media Relations Officer
613-520-2600, ext. 8718
613-265-6613
Steven_Reid3@Carleton.ca

Contacts

Media Contacts:
Shopify
Sheryl So, Public Relations Manager
416-238-6705 x 302
press@shopify.com
or
Carleton University
Steven Reid, Media Relations Officer
613-520-2600, ext. 8718
613-265-6613
Steven_Reid3@Carleton.ca