Capital Advantage & Career Opportunities

At Carleton, there are unparalleled opportunities to collaborate. As a principal sponsorsing member of the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, our students participate in lectures sponsored by the Institute, including the Fields-Carleton Distinguished Lecture Series.

Our graduate students enjoy the advantage of studying in the nation’s capital, which provides easy access to paid internships in government departments and private industry. Internships have been held at Corel, Health Canada, the Loeb Research Institute, Canadian Border Services Agency, the Canadian Institute of Health Information and Generation V, among others. Placements are competitive and not guaranteed.

The School hosts the Centre for Quantitative Analysis and Decision Support (CQADS), which offers a myriad of analytical services to clients on a cost-recovery basis. As part of its activities, the Centre provides funding, training and on-the-job consulting experience to qualified grad students and recent alumni. Students work with clients such as the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre, United Way Centraide Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, Nordicity Group Ltd. and Transport Canada.

For more information on the Centre, see math.carleton.ca/cqads.

Our alumni are leaders, pursuing successful careers with most of the above organizations, and elsewhere.

A student’s graduate advisor will assess if an internship should be part of your programme of studies and will provide suggestions for placements.

Co-op salaries are determined by years of education and experience.

Note: Co-op placements are competitive and not guaranteed.

STAT 5904 [0.5 credit]
Statistical Internship
This project-oriented course allows students to undertake statistical research and data analysis projects as a cooperative project with governmental or industrial sponsors. Practical data analysis and consulting skills will be emphasized. The grade will be based upon oral and written presentation of results.
Prerequisite: permission of the Graduate Director.

MATH 5906 (MAT 5993)
Research Internship
This course affords students the opportunity to undertake research in mathematics as a cooperative project with governmental or industrial sponsors. The grade will be based upon the mathematical content and upon oral and written presentation of results.
Prerequisite: permission of the Graduate Director.

More Information:

For more information on internship details, please contact:

Dr. Shirley Mills
Co-op Faculty Program Advisor
School of Mathematics and Statistics
Email: smills@math.carleton.ca
Phone:  613-520-2600 ext. 2199