AI Career Accelerator

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Your future AI career, accelerated

Even though technical AI professionals are some of the most in-demand talent in the world, we know how hard it can be to:

  • Build your professional network
  • Get practical advice on how to job seek
  • Make the transition from an academic setting to a high-paced industry role
  • Gain applied experience while you complete your studies
  • Try applied AI work before making a significant career decision
  • Re-enter the job market after a year or two at your first role

Over the past five years, we've worked with hundreds of early-career professionals as they complete their AI studies under an Amii Fellow or Canadian CIFAR AI Chair. We've taken all those experiences and used the resulting key learnings to create the Amii AI Career Accelerator.

On-Campus Engagement

Our Talent team works with various faculty, post-secondary student groups and organizations to develop and participate in programming that supports undergraduate and graduate students in finding success as they begin prototyping their careers.

For recent grads, we know you need soft-landing opportunities to build up your confidence and networks as you enter the workforce.

Engagement opportunities include:

  • In-class sessions
  • Student group panels and mixers
  • Career fairs and socials
  • Sponsorship of your student events

Interested in connecting with our team about activating Amii at your campus?

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Pre-Accelerator

The Pre-Accelerator is available to emerging technical talent at the undergraduate level, Amii affiliated students studying under a Fellow or Canadian CIFAR AI Chair, and our expanded network of participants in ML Tech, Kickstart and other partner programs.

Our pre-accelerator activities focus on providing you with access to:

  • Professional development sessions, both technical and business-focused
  • Networking with your peers and soon-to-be peers in industry
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • First-access to Amii job opportunities
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Amii Talent Programming

Our Talent Programming focuses on three key areas:

  • Professional Development and Academic Success
  • Community Engagement
  • Networking with the AI Ecosystem

Highlights include onboarding & welcome events, coffee and pizza sessions, virtual professional development sessions, and monthly recruitment opportunity roundups.

Kickstart

Kickstart is a career development program for women-identifying students (Undergraduate to Postdoctoral) and early-career professionals who recently completed their studies in STEM.

The program runs from April to August and offers exposure to companies and career opportunities in AI-related fields, increased technical knowledge and understanding of applied machine learning, access to a diverse community of mentors in STEM-related organizations, and a network of like-minded peers.

Learn more and apply now.

AI4Good Lab

AI4Good Lab is for women from across Canada who want to leverage their creativity, leadership, and technical skills to generate AI solutions for some of the world's most pressing problems.

This full-time program runs from May to June and consists of a machine learning boot camp, hackathon, and self-directed team projects. Instructors and mentors include university researchers, graduate students, and practitioners from startups, corporations, inter-governmental organizations, and city governments.

Accelerator

Our Accelerator is available to emerging technical talent, both within academia and industry. These activities are geared towards those at graduate, PhD, post-doc and early-career levels.

These activities focus on providing you with access to:

  • Career-bridging engagements
  • Resume-worthy credentials
  • Advanced training and education opportunities
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Work Integrated Learning Opportunities

For Accelerator members studying in a graduate program in CS at UAlberta or under the mentorship of an Amii designated Canadian CIFAR AI Chair, there are opportunities for work-integrated learning across all of Amii's product streams - from Advanced Technology to Startups.

Gain work experience in structured engagements that include exposure to client challenges and how ML is applied in the real world. Work Integrated Learning Opportunities are short-term paid engagements (typically less than 20 hours a week for no more than 12-week sprints) and count as credit towards Amii's AI Career Accelerator Certificates.

Certificates

Demonstrate your readiness to work in applied AI or as future faculty in an academic setting by completing work towards our AI Career Accelerator Certifications. Amii non-academic certificates set you apart from other candidates in a competitive job market by connecting your experiences at Amii to clearly defined learning outcomes desired by today's top employers.

Applied AI Certificate - Coming Spring 2022

  • Complete a set number of hours in Amii Work Integrated Learning Opportunities
  • Present research work to an industry audience
  • Train in Amii's approach to Principled AI
  • Complete professional development sessions in, but not limited to, ML Ops and Tooling, Operations, Career Prototyping, Business Communication, and Lean Methodologies.

Future Faculty Certificate - Coming Spring 2022

  • Complete a set number of hours as a facilitator of training sessions with Amii
  • Contribute to curriculum development
  • Train in Amii's approach to Principled AI
  • Complete PD sessions in, but not limited to Lab Management, Grant Administration, Instructional Skills, EDI & Inclusive Classrooms

Internships and Residencies

Our most competitive and in-demand opportunities, ML Internships and Residencies, are full-time placements with companies working at the cutting edge of AI adoption. You will receive additional professional development, work alongside a peer circle of ML scientists and researchers, and have access to Amii's dynamic employee engagement opportunities.

  • 4 - 11 month ML Internships working on industry or research project
  • 12 - 18 month ML Residencies working on a collaborative R&D team advancing industrial challenges

*Note: Ml Internships and Residencies opportunities are open competition roles. Membership in any portion of the AI Career Accelerator does not guarantee placement.

See all current openings on Our People page.

Apply for our AI Career Accelerator!

Complete your initial expression of interest, and our Talent Team will be in contact with more information on which track is best for your career development: on-campus engagement, pre-accelerator, or accelerator track.

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