ABOUT THE ICE CHALLENGE
The ICE Challenge is a program launched by Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) to offer university students a unique opportunity through which to propose their ideas on one of four stimulating business or engineering projects.
The objective of this program is to nurture talent with a strategic and innovative mindset, helping bring projects to fruition. The ICE Challenge incorporates three of P&WC's key pillars: Innovation (I), Collaboration (C) and Entrepreneurship (E). You can choose a project between 2 business projects and 2 engineering proposals:
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- Urban Air Mobility
- Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics
- Zero Oil Consumption
- Improve Gas Turbine Performance
Selected candidates for the ICE Challenge will have the opportunity to implement their ideas over the course of a summer internship and acquire extraordinary work experience.
Tailored internship: A 600-hour, full-time paid internship to implement your idea. Solutions can be developed by a single student or in a team of two.
Entrepreneurship experience: You define your execution plan, priorities and objectives. You manage your project autonomously. The expertise of internal professionals is at your disposal for the duration of the internship.
Leadership opportunity: During the entire process, you'll develop your leadership skills and take your career to the next level by developing a network of industry professionals and increasing your visibility within the company.
Mentorship connection: A mentor will accompany you over the course of your internship. The ICE Challenge committee will give you feedback during the selection process to help you develop your proposal.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
The participation process includes 3 simple steps.
Step 1: Apply for a project.
Submit your CV and tell us about your proposed solution for a selected project. The format of the submission is up to you - it can be a one-page document, a PowerPoint presentation, a short video… anything! What we want to see is your innovative idea for that particular project.
Simply log in through the Limited Access section using your credentials and submit your application following the standard MAI procedure. Then, send your proposed solution via the format of your choosing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that candidates will ONLY be considered if both of these steps have been completed before the application deadlines.
Deadline: January 19 (extended)
Step 2: Develop your idea.
If your idea is selected, you'll have the opportunity to develop your project further with the support of Pratt & Whitney Canada personnel. You'll need to conduct secondary research by using all resources at your disposal. You must then submit a PowerPoint presentation using the recommended format.
Deadline: February 2
Step 3: Present your solution:
If selected, you'll be invited to present your solution to the ICE Challenge committee. This event will be organized in a manner that allows it to be a beneficial learning experience for you. Final ICE Challenge candidates will be announced shortly thereafter.
Deadline: February 5
For the full application procedure