The Business Bursary

The University of Alberta School of Business Consulting Group has 20 awards available for the Digital Economy Program - Digital Service Squad project.  


The project will involve collaborating with key stakeholders and business owners in communities within Alberta by providing hands-on assistance for small businesses with their adoption of technology, including the development and implementation of digital platforms that would help them market online and engage in eCommerce.


Students will take part in building a web presence for businesses through building websites, building brand awareness through the design of logos, building or improving social media presence, implementing eCommerce platforms, and conducting market research. Successful award recipients will gain experience in training businesses on digital tools, conducting market research, and building collaborative relationships.

Award Opportunities

 Digital Service Squad


The primary role of the DSS Consultant is to work one-on-one with small businesses and deliver the services offered by the program which includes on-boarding assistance, advisory services, activation and implementation services. 

By providing hands-on assistance in the use of various online tools, the DSS Consultant will work with multiple businesses to achieve their individual goals and objectives for enhancing their digital presence. 

*Accepting applications October 18 - November 20, 2021