Global Leaders of Tomorrow
Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce & North Island College School of Business
Global Leaders of Tomorrow Mentorship Program – 2016/17
The purpose of the North Island College School of Business/Chamber of Commerce mentorship program is to connect top business students with working professionals, sparking imagination, fostering community connections and building intercultural intelligence. The collaborative mentorship program launched in the fall of 2014 forged strong connections between NIC business students and Comox Valley business leaders. The successful pilot project was established in partnership between the NIC School of Business and the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Student mentees meet with mentors in the business community from October to April, developing a personalized plan with a time commitment of six meetings or six hours minimum over the mentorship period. While mentees build networking skills and gain valuable business contacts, mentors have the opportunity to share their own knowledge and experience with a new generation of business leaders while tapping in to the students’ theoretical knowledge of current business trends.
The Purpose and Goals of the Mentorship Program
To connect current business students with working professionals to increase or expand their community connections; to connect chamber members with students to provide fresh perspectives and access to talent.
To further increase student networking and communication skills; to encourage better cross cultural understanding of various best practices in networking
To facilitate the exchange of knowledge and new business trends and developments (domestically and internationally)
To assist in linking NIC School of Business faculty and students with Industry; to assist the Chamber in connecting with specific demographic and future business leaders. Mentees are informed that this is not a job placement program.
For more information on the 2017/2018 mentorship program please contact Kirra Gullickson