Athlead Development Program for
Varsity Athlete Co-ops and Interns
Undergraduate co-ops and interns
Summer (May to August)
Athlead is a program designed exclusively for student varsity athletes competing at Canadian Universities. We recognize that student-athletes are competitive and self-motivated, both in sports and academics. Managing time effectively while juggling heavy workloads. Thriving and working in a team setting. Handling success and managing defeat with perseverance, and knowing how to turn criticism into actionable change. Above all, using your personal drive to propel training, or career, to the next level. We know the incredible qualities of student-athletes, and we want to encourage them to bring this value to our environment.
When you start your Athlead journey with us, we’ll partner with you to plan all of your internships or co-ops for the duration of your undergraduate degree. You only apply once, then we come to you. What could be better for a busy athlete?
Each Summer during your co-op or internship, we will work around your training schedule to expose you to different business lines. By the time you graduate, you’ll have had a thorough experience of our company and culture. Our goal is provide a good idea of where you could launch your full-time career. You’ll also get early admission to our associate programs. It’s a win-win experience.
Does this sound like you?
You’re a varsity athlete at a Canadian University
You’re interested in a career in the financial industry
You’re ambitious, curious and have an insatiable drive to learn
You see yourself as a future impactful leader
What to Expect
As an Athlead student, you’ll have access to your own career coach who will act as a mentor and help guide you towards your next career challenge and Summer term. Each Summer, you’ll make your "top three" choices for business lines and will only need to interview once. You’ll also have exclusive access to former athlete leadership talks and will participate in a program-wide capstone project. In your last term, Athlead students get an exclusive sneak peek at our Associate Programs and begin building important relationships with our dedicated program managers.
You’ll also take part in a bank-wide orientation to learn more about Scotiabank and gain exposure to senior leadership across the organization. There’s a huge social component during your time with us. Evenings out, lunch & learns, and internal career fairs are all part of it. You’ll have access to skill-building modules, as well as challenging work-integrated learnings - all of which come together to create a stimulating environment where you will have the chance to thrive. We want you to be a sponge and take it all in, bring your great attitude, always be your true self, and take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way. This is your time to shine.