Since 1981, The Summer Management Program has been transforming the careers of university students across Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces. We have over 200 managers each summer who learn real world marketing, management, sales and leadership skills, under a rigorous training and coaching program. These are all hard and soft business skills will distinguish you from your peers, giving you a jump- start in your career once you graduate!
Our company screens and interviews all our candidates thoroughly so the people you will get to work with are competitive, driven and are future leaders. The opportunity offers a hard working student the ability to earn exceptional summer income while getting invaluable work experience.
At The Summer Management Program, each member of the management team has been through this program and were all at one time students with school at the top of their priority list. We specialize in helping students to manage their time around school academics and extracurricular activities. With emphasis on weekly goal setting and organizational skills, our program is specifically designed to support hard working students to market, sell, manage and lead their own business in the pre-season. Many students comment that their marks go up due to an improvement in their organizational and time management skills.
This is not just some other summer job! You will be running your own business. In the end, to succeed takes time and 100 % commitment to the process. We are looking for students that are highly motivated and hardworking and who can handle the additional responsibility while in school.
Our applicants for The Summer Management Program come from a wide range of different academic programs from social science, to business, to the pure sciences. Fewer than 20% of our managers have any previous managerial experience. What our successful applicants do have in common is a drive to succeed and create great results.
Our interview process is very selective to ensure that we pick the best people who are most suited to the program and the responsibility that it entails as this program is not for everybody. During the process, we interview over 3,000 students with a total of 150 successful candidates selected for positions in Ontario, Quebec and Eastern Canada.
Each applicant goes through an interview process that identifies his/her suitability for the program through one on one interviews as well as the completion of a specialized profile test designed specifically for The Summer Management Program.
The Summer Management Program will provide you with a proven business framework as well as an experienced support team. Our team is with you every step of the way: getting started, finding customers, completing the job, providing you with the training, knowledge, materials and support to run your own business.
The amount of money you make is dependent on you and how much effort you put into your business. If you can follow the steps outlined in our system and commit to the program and the process, you will increase your odds of financial success.
The rewards can be very big depending on how hard you work but there is no guarantee about how much you will make as this is not a job where you are a paid employee. You will be working in a results economy. If you are prepared to learn, work hard and follow the systems in place you can excel financially. You will be working with an experienced District Manager who will coach you through each step of the process to drive you to realize your goals.
Full training though conferences, systems manuals and individual coaching on business topics including:
A very successful past manager who works full time to support new managers throughout the pre-season and summer. District Managers provide individual coaching, join managers on sales calls and jobsites, facilitate numerous training activities, monitor your business on weekly calls, and much more.
Every business run through the Summer Management Program is automatically covered by all of our numerous industry-leading programs:
Safety Training and Support
All physical resources necessary to start marketing, selling, and recruiting for your business:
Full administrative support including:
Our business is all about relationships; relationships with other students, our clients, our staff and our partners. We believe in working hard and having fun! In addition to getting incredible business experience, The Summer Management Program believes in rewarding people for achieving short term and long term goals.
Throughout the summer, managers participate in planned social events such as rafting, paintball, and BBQ’s. In addition, our company holds a year end banquet to celebrate the success of the summer! All managers are invited to this event. The evening includes a formal dinner, awards, as well as a ton of fun!
Our most sought after incentive is a trip to an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean at the end of the summer. This trip is awarded to managers recognized as high performers based on achieving pre-defined production targets. Typically, over 25% of Managers win this trip annually.