Business Development Officer

Business Development
  • Help develop policies and administer programs to promote industrial and commercial business investment in urban and rural areas
  • Learn to design market research questionnaires
  • Help conduct social or economic surveys on local, regional or national areas to assess development potential and future trends
  • Assist with planning development projects and co-ordinate activities with representatives of a wide variety of industrial and commercial enterprises, community and business associations and government agencies
  • Learn to assess business opportunities and develop strategies to attract venture capital
  • Help respond to enquiries from members of the business community and general public concerning development opportunities
  • Review and evaluate commercial or industrial development proposals and provide advice on procedures and requirements for government approval
  • Conduct surveys and analyze data on the buying habits and preferences of wholesale or retail consumers
  • Learn to evaluate customer service and store environments
  • Review comparative research on marketing strategies for industrial and commercial products
  • Help prepare reports, research papers, educational texts or articles
  • Learn how to provide consultation on planning and starting of new businesses

Human Resources Intern

Human Resources
  • Help plan, develop, implement and evaluate human resources and labour relations strategies including policies, programs and procedures to address an organization's human resource requirements
  • Help advise managers and employees on the interpretation of human resources policies, compensation and benefit programs and collective agreements
  • Learn how to negotiate collective agreements on behalf of employers or workers, mediate labour disputes and grievances and provide advice on employee and labour relations
  • Assist with research and help prepare occupational classifications, job descriptions, salary scales and competency appraisal measures and systems
  • Help plan and administer staffing, total compensation, training and career development, employee assistance, employment equity and affirmative action programs
  • Help manage programs and maintain human resources information and related records systems
  • Learn the process involved in hiring and help oversee training of staff
  • Research employee benefit and health and safety practices and recommend changes or modifications to existing policies

Public Relations & Communications

Public Relations
  • Develop, implement and evaluate communications strategies and programs designed to inform clients, employees and the general public of initiatives and policies of businesses, governments and other organizations
  • Gather, research and prepare communications material for internal and external audiences
  • Conduct public opinion and attitude surveys to identify the interests and concerns of key groups served by their organization
  • Prepare or oversee preparation of reports, briefs, bibliographies, speeches, presentations, Web sites and press releases
  • Develop and organize workshops, meetings, ceremonies and other events for publicity, fundraising and information purposes
  • Prepare and deliver educational and publicity programs and informational materials to increase awareness of museums, galleries and other tourist attractions
  • Initiate and maintain contact with the media
  • Arrange interviews and news conferences
  • Act as spokesperson for an organization and answer written and oral inquiries
  • Co-ordinate special publicity events and promotions for internal and external audiences
  • Assist in the preparation of brochures, reports, newsletters and other material
  • Represent and act as an agent for talented individuals or individuals with specific occupational expertise
  • Prepare or oversee preparation of sports, literary, performance or other contracts