Karn Nichols, Manager of Career Services and Graduate Programs, was recently quoted in a Globe and Mail article regarding Venture for Canada. Here’s an excerpt:
“Mr. Stirrett, an Acadian whose family roots in Nova Scotia date back 400 years, says: “You see a massive outflow of young people, in particular from rural regions. So how do you retain young people?’"
Answering that question is a top concern for career services officials at the Sobey School of Business at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, which has worked closely with VFC over the past year.
“When you look at rural Nova Scotia, the fabric of that economy is built on small and medium-sized enterprises,” says Karn Nichols, manager of career services for graduate programs at Sobey. Through her office, she introduces graduating students and small-scale employers to each other.
Last month, for the second year in a row, her office organized a regional event for 39 Sobey business students to head out from Halifax to meet employers, large and small, on Nova Scotia’s South Shore.
She describes VFC’s new internship program as “a really tremendous tool to get employers engaged in hiring, or contemplating hiring, our students.” Her school is part of a province wide effort to convince local and international students to stay and work after graduation. VFC’s new program, she adds, “dovetails so nicely with what we are trying to do.”
Click here to read the rest of the article, written by Jennifer Lewington.