Global Leaders of Tomorrow is a collaborative mentorship program between NIC’s School of Business and the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce.
The goal of the program is to connect top business students with working professionals in the business community to share their knowledge and experience with a new generation of business leaders.
Student mentees meet with their mentors from November to April for a minimum commitment of 6 hours or approximately 1 hour a month. Mentees build networking skills and gain valuable business contacts while mentors have the opportunity to share their knowledge,
while tapping the students’ theoretical knowledge of current business trends.
Applications for the 2018-2019 Mentorship Program are now closed. The 2019-2020 applications will be available in August 2019.
It was wonderful to see how my mentor utilized her education on a daily basis. Not only was I coming to her with things I wanted insight on, she was coming to me.
It was rewarding for myself to personally grow and expand my ability to teach, at the same time to impart some of my knowledge about the business world and the community. You have to build other people up in order for them to be able to take the reins.
The Global Leaders of Tomorrow mentorship project was started by funding by NIC’s Global Engagement Fund which provides up to $5,000 per project to foster awareness of global issues.
In 2014-2015 five students participated in this pilot project, (two international students and three domestic students) connecting with business leaders through one-on-one mentorship and invitations to community-wide networking events. The first year was a great success and the program was expanded in 2015- 2016, increasing the number of mentors and student participants. Students learned how to professionally exchange knowledge with mentors on many different subjects. NIC faculty created new connections with industry partners and the Chamber of Commerce strengthened their connection to future business leaders.
The Global Leaders of Tomorrow project brings together faculty, students, and business leaders in a collaborative exchange of global knowledge that has developed and strengthened intercultural relationships. Students and mentors work together to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, engaging in dynamic discussions related to new business trends and developments taking place domestically and internationally.
Anita Budisa-Bonneau, NIC Coordinator, Work Integrated Education, Student Services
Phone 250-334-5007, email email@example.com
Ali Mayboudi, NIC Department Chair, Business Administration
Phone 250-334-5209, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dianne Hawkins, CEO, Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 250-334-3234, email email@example.com