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International MBA Student Connector Program

  1. 1. INTERNATIONAL MBA STUDENT CONNECTOR PROGRAM OCTOBER 2010 CINDY DEAN CONNECTOR PROGRAM COORDINATOR JACKIE GUO INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CONNECTOR COORDINATOR
  2. 2. PRESENTATION OUTLINE <ul><li>Greater Halifax Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>International MBA Student Connector Program </li></ul><ul><li>Goals and Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming Events </li></ul>
  3. 3. WHO WE ARE
  4. 4. <ul><li>Raise awareness and change perceptions about the benefits of hiring immigrants and international MBA students </li></ul><ul><li>Engage business leaders in becoming proactive to integrate immigrants and international MBA students to the workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Increase the business networks of immigrants and international MBA students </li></ul>IMMIGRATION GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
  5. 5. IMMIGRATION WORKS IN HALIFAX Generated over 20 million media impressions
  6. 6. IMMIGRATION EMPLOYER SUPPORT PROGRAM <ul><li>Launched in October 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Helps employers understand the immigration process </li></ul><ul><li>Visited more than 125 local businesses interested in hiring </li></ul><ul><li>immigrants </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsored seven sector-specific information sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Worked with seven post- </li></ul><ul><li>secondary institutions to connect </li></ul><ul><li>graduates to business </li></ul>
  7. 7. INTERNATIONAL MBA STUDENT CONNECTOR PROGRAM <ul><li>International MBA Student Connector Program </li></ul><ul><li>Social and Professional Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Using Traditional channels to network </li></ul>
  8. 8. CONNECTOR PROGRAM <ul><li>Who are Connectors </li></ul><ul><li>“ Connectors are people in a community who know large numbers of people and who are in the habit of making introductions. A connector is essentially the social equivalent of a computer network hub. Connectors usually know people across an array of social, cultural, professional, and economic circles, and make a habit of introducing people who work or live in different circles” </li></ul><ul><li>- The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference </li></ul><ul><li>Malcolm Gladwell </li></ul>
  9. 9. HOW IT WORKS Draft - v. 9/29/10
  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>Receive resumes from Participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Match based on industry experience and qualifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual email of introduction between connector and international MBA students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connection Meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow-up </li></ul></ul>THE CONNECTING PROCESS
  11. 11. CONNECTOR PROGRAM “ I am passionate about the Partnership’s Connector Program because, in a strategic and tactical way, it facilitates the introduction of professional newcomers with high quality employers.” Jamie Welsh, Senior Manager, Deloitte Halifax
  12. 12. EXAMPLES OF CONNECTOR COMPANIES…
  13. 14. CONNECTOR PROGRAM RESULTS <ul><li>Recognized as a best practice for </li></ul><ul><li>attraction and retention of </li></ul><ul><li>immigrants </li></ul><ul><li>Received honorable mention in </li></ul><ul><li>IEDC Economic Development </li></ul><ul><li>Awards </li></ul><ul><li>Second place in RBC Best Economic Development Program in </li></ul><ul><li>Canada (EDAC) </li></ul><ul><li>235 connectors, 250 connections, 33 employed </li></ul>
  14. 15. HALIFAX CONNECTOR PROGRAM DUPLICATED ACROSS CANADA: NORTH BAY ONTARIO The Connector Program This project was launched in 2009 to help integrate newcomers into the community. It was designed to help create professional and social networks for internationally trained professionals, business immigrants, and newcomers. The program is operated through the North Bay& District Multicultural Centre and the Rotary Club of North Bay
  15. 16. HALIFAX CONNECTOR PROGRAM DUPLICATED ACROSS CANADA: NIAGARA REGION
  16. 17. IMPLEMENTING TRACKING SYSTEM
  17. 18. IMPLEMENTING TRACKING SYSTEM
  18. 19. <ul><li>Valid Work-permit holder with </li></ul><ul><li>valid passport from home country or </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent Resident to Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Obtained MBA degree since </li></ul><ul><li>2007 or anticipated graduation </li></ul><ul><li>day within the next 8 months </li></ul><ul><li>Currently living in Halifax with the intent to work and stay in NS </li></ul><ul><li>Actively pursing your job search </li></ul>WHO CAN APPLY?
  19. 20. <ul><li>Upcoming Events </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome International MBA Students Mix and Mingle </li></ul><ul><li>Nova Scotian Associations Christmas Social </li></ul><ul><li>Future Networking Events </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge Welcome Banner </li></ul><ul><li>Welcoming Guide to International </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul>STAY TUNED….
  20. 21. CONNECTING YOU
  21. 22. <ul><li>Jackie Guo </li></ul><ul><li>Project Coordinator, </li></ul><ul><li>International Student Connector Program </li></ul><ul><li>P: 902.490.4088 </li></ul><ul><li>E: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>W: www.greaterhalifax.com </li></ul><ul><li>Add: 1969 Upper Water Street | Purdy’s Tower II | Suite 2101 Halifax, NS | B3J 3R7 </li></ul>PROGRAM CONTACT
  22. 23. QUESTIONS?

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