Observing a professional in the workplace creates understanding and insight into challenges and rewards that come with a career or profession. By spending time in a workplace our students experience the realities of a professional environment and have the opportunity to question and learn from professionals to help inform their career plans.
Who can work shadow?
Blusson QMI graduate students study quantum computing, condensed matter theory, solar energy, solar fuels, solar electricity, high purity crystal growth, application of scanning probe microscopy techniques, integrated photonics, and electronic properties of complex systems in which valence electrons self-organize into novel ground states substantially different from those of conventional metals and insulators.
Their research topics include electron spin, topological states of quantum matter, laser source technology, quantum materials and their interfaces, cuprate high-temperature semiconductors, development of new organic and inorganic materials with interesting properties that may find applications in electronics, photonics, catalysis, and other applications.
They are building skills in fabricating nanostructures, structural and mechanical properties of materials, and developing new organic and inorganic materials with applications in electronics, photonics, catalysis, and other applications.
Benefits to host organizations
Work Shadowing provides a unique opportunity to:
- work with Blusson QMI students and help them to shape their career plans.
- develop employees by giving them the responsibility of being shadowed
- network with potential future talent
- build a relationship with Blusson QMI
We welcome applications from host organizations in industry, schools, colleges and entrepreneurial companies. If you are an alumnus, industry or school representative, or other friend of Blusson QMI, please let us know if you are willing to host a student (or students) at your place of work by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
When will work shadowing take place?
Work shadowing can take place any time that suits both you and the student and will be agreed on between you and the student, coordinated by Blusson QMI’s Manager, Programs and Careers.
How much does it cost?
Work shadowing has no cost for the host organization. There are no salary costs and, where applicable, Blusson QMI will cover reasonable travel costs and expenses.
However, host organizations will need to have relevant insurance and provide a health and safety orientation.
How to apply?
If you are interested in supporting our Work Shadowing program, please contact our Manager, Programs and Careers at email@example.com