The Perfect Match: Where Your Academic Skills Meet Real-World Experience in a Startup Setting

Career and experiential learning 
Entrepreneurship Hub
Student experience
Experiential learning

By Maxine Fournier

Conseillère intermédiaire | Intermediate Advisor, Carrefour de l'entrepreneuriat | Entrepreneurship Hub

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Are you ready to embark on a dynamic journey that fuses entrepreneurship with practical experience?

The Entrepreneurship Hub is thrilled to offer Match-Up, a unique program that provides relevant work experience while empowering your entrepreneurial spirit. A launchpad for students to kickstart their career-readiness, learn from startups, and leave a lasting mark on the local entrepreneurial landscape.

A Winning Formula

The Match-Up program aligns your talents with the needs of local startups. In partnership with Experience Ventures, this opportunity is designed to pair students like you with budding companies seeking a particular skill set or fill a gap within their team.

What’s in It for You?

Imagine working side by side with innovative entrepreneurs, tackling real challenges, and turning your classroom knowledge into impactful solutions. You'll have the chance to:

  • Solve Real Challenges: Your fresh perspective and academic insight could be the game-changer they've been searching for.

  • Gain Hands-On Experience: You'll work closely with your matched company, getting to the core of their challenge and providing real solutions.

  • Fuel Your Entrepreneurial Spirit: You’ll get a firsthand look at how startups operate, innovate, and succeed.

  • Receive Recognition and Support: Your hard work won't go unnoticed. Upon successful completion of the program, you'll be awarded $825.

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Project-based placement

“Through my internship with Poly, I gained valuable technical and project management skills that have helped me to develop and meet my employment goals.”

Seyed Ibrahim Hosseini

So, what are you waiting for?

It's your time to shine, learn, and make your mark on a real company while being rewarded for your efforts. Your contributions will make a tangible impact, helping them grow and thrive. You’ll gain practical skills that set you apart in the job market, from problem-solving to critical thinking.

Find out if you’re eligible and apply today!