Mentorship

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

All NIC School of Business students are eligible to apply. Applications can be found here and paper applications can also be found in the Student Employment Services office in Discovery 117 on the Comox Valley campus. The application must be submitted by Oct 15, 2019 and can be emailed to studentemployment@nic.bc.ca or submitted in person at the Student Employment Services office.

For more information, contact Anita Budisa-Bonneau anita.budisa@nic.bc.ca #250-334-5007

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.
Jessie Cruickshank
NIC Business Student Mentee
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.
Jeff Lucas
owner, Cascadia Liquor Store

Project Outcomes

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.

Project Coordinators