Myplanet Brings Apprenticeships to The Tech Industry With Unique Fellowship Program

TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2011 /CNW/ - Myplanet is pleased to announce the launch of a Fellowship Program that will allow students to earn money while gaining valuable industry experience. Three unique Fellowships will be available for students studying software development, digital design or business. 

"The Fellowship program is novel in the technology industry. We're bringing the apprenticeship model to undergraduate students, allowing them to earn money while in school to learn valuable skills and work on real business issues," said Dustin Walper, a Partner at Myplanet. "By working with professors and administrators at Ontario's top universities and colleges, we can help bridge the skills gap and enhance existing internship programs."

Myplanet wanted to look at education in a new way, bringing real-world technical and business challenges into academic programs. The goal is to provide students an opportunity to work part-time during academic semesters on challenges that complement their coursework or design projects.

For Max Brodie, "the questions to consider were: Job, or lifestyle? Co-workers or friends? Myplanet was a platform that let me reach new heights in my education." Brodie, a Knowledge Integration student at Waterloo and former co-op at Myplanet continued, "As an entrepreneur and a student, Myplanet was formative in my startup education."

The Fellowship Program will welcome 10 Fellows this year. Individuals who successfully complete the program while maintaining academic excellence will be invited to join as full-time or co-op team members. "We wanted to bring the every day business and technical challenges that we face to students who will deliver new perspectives and interesting solutions," said Walper. "We are excited about the opportunity that it brings to students as well as being able to provide our clients with a more robust pool of experience and ideas!"

Details around the Fellowship program can be viewed at http://fellowships.myplanetdigital.com

About Myplanet

Myplanet, founded in 2000, specializes in disruptive technologies and business models for companies, non-profits, and government agencies. With offices in Toronto and Chicago, Myplanet blends the best elements of an interactive agency, consultancy, and technology firm to build things that make a difference. For information, visit http://www.myplanetdigital.com.

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