Corporate Strategy Student - 4 Month WinterTerm
Worker Sub-Type:Student (Fixed Term)
Today, BlackBerry® is a transformed company. We’re no longer about the smartphone, what we once did for smartphones is what we’re now doing for Enterprise of Things (EoT) – envisioning, enabling and securing new forms of communication that are connecting the business world in extraordinary new ways. We have the most complete and advanced end-to-end solutions to enable EoT, and our ideas lead the way in the hottest markets like cybersecurity, SaaS, neural networks and autonomous vehicles.
Today our software is trusted by the world’s most important organizations, including all of the G7, 16 of the G20, NATO, financial firms, healthcare providers and educational institutions. BlackBerry technology is further embedded in millions of ‘things.’ You can find BlackBerry in smart watches, medical devices, cars, trains, robots, smart meters, TV broadcast equipment, wind turbines, hydroelectric plants, pilot training simulators, mail-sorting machines and, of course, tablets and smartphones just to name a few.
As a student in BlackBerry, you will play an important role in the success of our business. BlackBerry provides you the opportunity to be amazing! We offer a dynamic work environment where you are encouraged to achieve your highest potential. Each of our opportunities offers meaningful, hands-on experience working alongside industry experts.
Working in BlackBerry’s Corporate Development & Strategic Partnerships team, the successful candidate will assist a team on strategic initiatives, including supporting the corporate venture capital initiative, IVY Fund. The successful candidate will assist the team in assessing strategic opportunities through industry research and financial & strategic analysis.
Location: Mississauga or Waterloo, ON
Length of Term: 4 Months
What you will do
Supporting Corporate Development & Strategic Partnerships team objectives on market, strategic and company specific analysis. This includes supporting the IVY Innovation Fund which invests in transportation & smart mobility startups
Developing market intelligence and insight on key industry trends (technology, competitors, consumers, regulatory, etc.) and their strategic implications to BlackBerry
Collecting and organizing market data for various technology sectors/products by working with industry and research analysts and preparing market and technology summary overview materials as well as strategic landscape analysis
Preparing presentation materials and financial models
Tracking company specific news and information and generating summary reports
Who we are looking for
Currently enrolled in post-secondary education in an Engineering/Computer Science/Business program, or related field of study
Demonstrate familiarity and knowledge of emerging technologies with an innate passion and curiosity for technology
Enthusiastic, hard-working, humble and intellectually curious
Practical knowledge of finance
Strong analytical ability
Highly organized and detail oriented
Ability to develop opinions and articulate them clearly
Above and beyond
High ethical standards
Inherent love of technology
Curious attitude and self-starter with strong interpersonal skills
Familiar with trends in Enterprise Software, Cybersecurity, IoT, Connected Cars, and related technology market segments
Life at BlackBerry
Various Snack & Beverage Programs at all locations
Cafeterias and vending machines with subsidized prices at major offices
Free parking and accessible public transportation at major offices
Skills training and professional development opportunities
Organization wide events and various social committees
Local discounts and free swag
Highly collaborative teams and supportive workplace culture
Recreational leagues, fitness classes, and wellness sessions available in most locations
See for yourself by checking out our Instagram @BlackBerryStudentLife
An Absolute Commitment to Equality
It is the policy of BlackBerry to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship, status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.
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Scheduled Weekly Hours:40