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Success Stories

We believe that successful and meaningful partnerships bring people together to create a solution around a business or community need.  Our VIU MBA internships do just that.  With internships across Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, Canada and globally, our students work together with local businesses to create a positive impact on their local community, through amazing hands-on learning opportunities. This is the power of Work Integrated Learning.

MBA Internship Students

Obtaining a VIU Master of Business Administration degree has helped our students reach new heights in their careers.  Read the stories below to hear how these graduates have created success for themselves with an MBA degree.

Jessica Saari

Jessica Saari

VIU's internship program was an important component of the MBA program. It ... helped me to find an exciting employment opportunity at the end of my studies.

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Jagannath Dash

Jagannath Dash

 The 16 weeks internship program led me to test and implement the concepts relating to strategy planning, marketing & sales to the real business world...

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Vivek Mehta

Vivek Mehta

After 3 years of marketing experience in India, I decided to pursue an MBA in VIU. I have confirmed my conviction that it was the right decision...

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MBA Internship Employers

Hiring an MBA student has many benefits.  Read the stories below to hear how an MBA intern contributed to these organizations.

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CoEfficient Building Science Ltd.

"[The intern's] help was critical in capturing market share and ongoing business in a new and unexpected market …"

Deva Veylan - Building Science Specialist, Founding Principal

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Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Vancouver Island

"[The Intern] was instrumental in starting and developing our online boutique, working with new systems, marketing the store on social media, responding to customers and working with feedback to improve the experience."

Jennifer Kemp - Executive Director

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Habitat for Humanity

"The work performed [by the intern] will give our team the resources, ideas and vision for potentially moving forward."

Marcel Aubin - Executive Director