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Corporate Strategy Student - 4 Month WinterTerm



Multiple locations
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2023

Worker Sub-Type:

Student (Fixed Term)

Job Description:

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.

Position Summary

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.

EEO Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled

BlackBerry strives to create an accessible and inclusive application and selection process and is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants who may require provisions to participate in the selection process. Should you require an accommodation, please contact to discuss your needs.

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