A Life-Changing Opportunitity
Students are matched with a local business leader based on their career goals and interests. Over a period of six months, students work with their mentors, attend Chamber events and skills workshops to develop their confidence, practice public speaking skills and build a local network for future success.
Applications open September 9, 2019.
Apply online before September 20, 2019 at 5:00 PM. Interviews will be conducted before students are paired with mentors based on their goals and interests.
The Advantages of Mentorship
The most successful people in the world all had (or have) mentors. Mentors encourage, enable and empower future entrepreneurs. No matter your passion — whether it be computer programming, engineering, visual arts, theatre, sports, fishing, cooking — the Rising Stars business mentorship experience will jumpstart your future.
Develop public speaking & interview skills.
Students and mentors alike participate in a series of intensive workshops facilitated by Toastmasters, the word leader in leadership and speech training. Through giving and receiving focussed feedback, Rising Stars gain confidence and learn impromptu speaking skills. Media training and job interviews techniques are also discussed.
Grow your network.
The Chamber of Commerce's annual calendar is distinguished by high-value events — and Rising Stars are invited to all of them. At monthly Chamber luncheons, mentors connect students to members of the business community. Participants take on significant roles at the annual Business Excellence Awards and Fall Gala.
Attend workshops & events.
In a seminar environment, students and mentors learn from presenters and share relevant experiences. The focus is on solving real-world business challenges — applying participants' insights to help local businesses improve their services and reach new markets. Workshops are designed to be self-contained (no homework!), stimulating, and instantly applicable.
Gain business skills.
Rising Stars mentors will provide students with an under-the-hood look at their organizations. Participants will also receive governance training and get a close-up look at the conduct of boards of directors. Program-related communication and scheduling will refine business writing and multitasking skills.
Pitch your passion.
Business is all about finding your niche, and Rising Stars is no different. While engineered to provide a general perspective on the factors that drive a successful economy, students will also refine their ability to share the specific interests that drive them. A final public presentation on this topic is the culmination of seven months of mentorship.
Expand your reach.
The Chamber of Commerce's annual calendar is distinguished by high-value events — and Rising Stars are invited to all of them. At monthly Chamber luncheons, mentors connect students to members of the business community. Participants take on significant roles at the annual Business Excellence Awards and Fall Gala.
Plan for success.
Students get a head start on developing a strategy for academic accomplishment. The program helps students meet entrance deadlines and prepare award applications months before the due dates.
Raise your profile.
The program explore the importance of developing a personal brand, and provides support for the development of a website, LinkedIn profile, business cards, professional business photos and other essential marketing tools.
Our Sponsors
TD Canada Trust
Diamond Sponsor
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Visit princerupertchamber.ca to explore all Chamber events and initiatives.
515 3 Ave W #100
Prince Rupert, BC  V8J 1L9
Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
(250) 624-2296