Nicola is a third-year Bachelor of Management student majoring in Leadership and Organization with interests in Human Resources and Social Media. She completed her work placement with Techsploration in the summer as their Resource Management Project Coordinator. Below, Nicola discusses how the C3 Mentoring Program helped her advance and achieve her career goals.
“I heard about the C3 Mentoring Program though Management Career Services’ e-mails and felt it was an excellent opportunity to be able to work for a local non-profit while receiving my own mentorship. I was lucky enough to work at Techsploration, a non-profit that focuses on exposing young women to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers. The C3 Mentoring Program not only allowed me to work full-time during the summer, but gain valuable presentation, research, and communication skills that I have used in my classes and will benefit me in my upcoming internship. I also received a mentor, Tricia Keegan, who is the Facility Manager for Emera Energy Rhode Island. She was a valuable resource and I am thankful I had someone in her position to provide advice and answer my questions.
As a third-year Management student participating in the internship component of my degree, the C3 Mentoring Program allowed me to have a taste of what my internship will be like. While working at Techsporation, I was able to discover a cause I’m passionate about, all while expanding my professional network.
My suggestions to anyone interested in applying to the C3 Mentoring Program are to take advantage of all the resources available through Management Career Services and to apply for the jobs that align with your personal interests. My participation in the C3 Mentoring Program has been one of my favourite experiences at Dalhousie.”
Experience the value of building your network and advancing your skills by becoming a part of the C3 Mentoring Program! For more information on how to apply, please visit our website and download the informational handout.