On October 24, 2014, students, non-profit supervisors, and corporate mentors and sponsors gathered together to wrap-up another successful year for Dalhousie University’s National Mentoring Program. To see more photos from the event, visit the Facebook album.
Once again, program participants demonstrated how corporate social responsibility can be put into action, create meaningful change and positively impact the community. Six students spent their summer working for non-profit organizations thanks to the generous support and corporate mentorship of our program sponsors:
- Mohammed Siddique, Natural Gas Trader for Emera, mentored BComm student Corey Kirkhus as he worked for the Halifax chapter of AIESEC. Corey initiated a networking and business development corporate event to introduce the business community to AIESEC Halifax.
- Melanie Nadeau, Senior Manager, Sustainability for Emera, mentored BComm student Emily McAughey as she worked for the Atlantic Film Festival. Emily coordinated more free outdoor film events than any other year (17 events in just 12 weeks); implemented and promoted new accessibility options to allow more community members to attend.
- Anne-Marie Curtis, Director, Marketing & Sales for Nova Scotia Power, mentored BComm student Catherine Giffen as she worked for the Canadian Mental Health Association – Halifax/Dartmouth. Catherine updated and improved the look/feel of the CMHA’s annual report; designed and helped publicly launch the new storefront in North End Halifax; improved the inventory management processes, and more!
- Kim Ping Yim, Senior Account Manager for RBC, mentored BMgmt student Andrew Faircloth as he worked for Prostate Cancer Canada. Andrew created a volunteer engagement map and feasibility study,that benchmarked PCC Atlantic’s volunteer progress, and will aid in events and recruitment efforts.
- Catherine Baker, Wholesale Manager for Wilsons Security, mentored BMgmt student Sydney Hoegy as she worked for United Way Halifax. Sydney improved the process for researching donors and the organization’s capacity to engage with stakeholders which has helped increase fundraising and raise awareness.
- Mike Kerwin, Senior Account Executive with P&G, mentored BMgmt student Mackenzie Knowles as she worked for Sick Kids Foundation. MacKenzie updated the policies and procedures in Finance & Accounting, mapped the processing of donor gifts to identify efficiencies and ensure accuracy, coordinated events and more!
Thanks to these partnerships, the result was not only an enhanced experiential education for our student participants, but significant and meaningful acts of corporate social responsibility, and the development of important projects with community focus and impact.
Discover what the NMP experience meant to all of our 2014 participants
Looking ahead to 2015, we are excited to announce that the National Mentoring Program will undergo a name change to better reflect the true spirit and values of the program. The program will now be referred to as:
C3 Mentoring Program: Corporate Community Connectors
Interested in getting involved in future C3 Mentoring Program opportunities? Students looking to apply for C3 Mentoring Program work terms can find more information on the MCS website here. Corporations looking to put corporate social responsibility into action through theC3 Mentoring Program can find more information on the MCS website here.
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