Hire an arts student into a tech role with our new Infuse program. Join us to help lead the way to a more equitable digital workforce.

Infuse Program

TECHNATION and York University are excited to present you with a unique opportunity to fulfill your Summer 2024 student internship needs with the Infuse Program! 

Your organization may have already benefitted from students enrolled in Business and STEM programs to support the departmental needs of your business – why not approach things a little differently to round out the skills and diversity representation on your team?

Here are a few reasons why you should infuse Arts students into your available tech and tech-adjacent positions.

Research has proven that students from academic programs such as social sciences, humanities, languages, communications, history, politics, law, and gender studies are equipped to:

  • Anticipate human needs and identify societal challenges
  • Contribute toward a dynamic range of innovation and business development initiatives
  • Work with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Adapt quickly to tech-immersive environments

The program offers participating employers a talent pool of 3rd and 4th year students enrolled in Liberal Arts & Professional Studies and the following benefits:

  • Career-coached students prepared to thrive in workplace settings
  • Recruitment support from York University
  • Students will have completed TECHNATION’s LaunchPad modules aligned to the roles they are offered, equipping them with the most in-demand tech industry skills
  • Provide a career pathway for under-represented students in tech, advancing your company’s Social Responsibility goals

Infuse Program Students

Students in the faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies are currently completing an Honours degree in the following programs:

  • Accounting
  • Commerce
  • Business & Society
  • Disaster & Emergency Management
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology
  • Communication & Media Studies
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Public Policy & Administration
  • Social Science & Humanities

Career Ready Employers

Employers who use TECHNATION’s Career Ready Program are eligible to hire an additional 5 interns through the Infuse program, in addition to the 5 Career Ready subsidized internships. This makes one employer eligible to hire up to 10 wage-subsidized interns for a placement period.


“Nathaniel Boateng was hired as an Operations Intern for the Founder Success Team in May 2023 as part of the Infuse Program offered by TECHNATION. During his time, he performed exceptionally well in this role. I particularly liked his attention to detail and proactive approach to tasks. He was very instrumental in developing our revised Mentorship Program which helps founders connect with business leaders in various fields. He also coordinated the activities of our advisory team with timely submissions of action plans, meeting notes and timesheets.

In just 3 months, Nathaniel applied for the Capital Investment Associate position and was selected as the most qualified candidate for the position. One of his strengths as mentioned by the interviewing team is his positive work ethic and his ability to collaborate with team members. He exhibits all our RIVIR traits and has impressed us significantly in the delivery of his responsibilities as a full-time employee.”

Jamachi Chris-Asoluka
Operations Manager, Founder Success, ventureLAB

“Our experience with hiring and placing students has been positive. They have been a valuable asset to our team. I had no prior knowledge or past experience with the faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. But with this first engagement, not only have they met our expectations, they have also surpassed our expectations.”

Olayinka Akande
HR Manager, ventureLAB

Watch a recorded webinar about the Infuse Program

TECHNATION has had recent success working with nearly 1,000 employer partners across Canada, connecting them with all with ambitious Arts students in tech-immersive roles. This is what one of them had to say:  

Of course, onboarding Arts students for tech roles will require some adjusting and extra attention. However, they have a lot to offer in general business settings in roles such as business analyst, e-commerce, research, consulting, marketing, and related support services roles. We have hired several Arts students over the years as many brought with them knowledge and experience in UX/UI besides other workspace transferrable skills. The Arts students hired at Remitbee were quick learners and were able to excel and shine from day one. I am confident of their contribution and bright future in the tech space.

– Pratheepan Yoganathan, Director, Remitbee 


To participate in the program or for questions, please reach out to either:

  • Rashim Katyal – Career Ready Program, TECHNATION
  • Fahimeh Ehsani – Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University