Venn Innovation and the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (Y.E.C.)are excited to announce a new multi-year partnership. This new partnership will create a clear path of entrepreneurship opportunities for youth as well as for the programs and services that are helping create New Brunswick’s next wave of startups. The agreement will see a stronger Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge presence in the Venn Centre, and Venn support for Y.E.C.’s programs across the province.
Last month, I had the opportunity to connect with Shawn Carver of Fiddlehead Technology in Moncton about how his organization actively employs interns and have done so over a number of years. He had some great advice and experience to share.
Internship is a topic-du-jour in the tech industry and beyond with leaders like Google and Facebook boasting robust internship programs that attract tens of thousands of applicants every year. Even Hollywood is in on the trend with films like The Intern featuring Robert DeNiro and The Internship with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson at the box office over the past few years.
New and existing exporters across New Brunswick will have the opportunity to hire recent New Brunswick university and college graduates in an international business development capacity thanks to the support of Venn and its partners, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour.
In the last 5 years, Maria and Stephen earned enough credit card points to pay for economy and first class tickets for themselves, friends, and family members to travel all over the world. One particularly memorable trip was a 10-day visit to Paris in 2012 where both their flights and 4 star hotel were covered with points. They were really able to enjoy the trip without worrying about finances because Stephen had done the research.