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Opening Doors: WCT Student Connections Program

The Opening Doors Student Connections Program will provide new and soon-to-be comm-tech women graduates with the hard and soft skills to enter and succeed in the digital technology sectors through a four-pillar program that includes monthly webinars, a free WCT membership, access to WCT's online networking platform WCTConnect, and virtual coaching and mentorship (to be launched in 2021).

This program will:

  • Give young women graduates access to quality employment opportunities that reflect their skills, experience, and education in the new digital workplace
  • Enhance and develop career-establishment strategies and skills in young women graduates by offering virtual and in-person networking, coaching and mentorship opportunities, and professional development skills early on in their career
  • Provide a virtual library of resources intended to give young women graduates access to expertise/industry knowledge
  • Discover the real-world job opportunities of their degree

Programming Pillars

Webinars

  • WCT's webinar series will function as professional development for students to gain knowledge and valuable skills and understand how to navigate the professional world in the post-COVID-19 era. These webinars will live online as a library that is easily accessed through WCTConnect.
  • General knowledge topics will include topics like Negotiation, Virtual Meeting Etiquette, Training on Applications like Microsoft Teams/Slack/Trello/Mural, Intro to Design Thinking, Early Career Acceleration, Leadership Skills, Self-Promotion/Self-Branding, Projecting Confidence in the Workplace
  • Specialized webinars will demystify career opportunities available to post-secondary faculties and departments that may not have a high female alumni success rate.

Virtual Networking Community through WCTConnect Platform

  • Young women can create a virtual network of support, ask questions, and connect with working professionals.
  • The targeted job board will bring employment opportunities from leading companies in Canada directly to graduating female students who are seeking jobs and set them up to cultivate an enriching career.
  • The Q + A board and chat feature gives students the opportunity to access online expertise from female leaders from wherever they are geographically located.

Free WCT Student Membership

  • Students can access national professional development webinars that will expand their knowledge of opportunities out there.
  • Students can access in-person and online local chapter events either free or at a discounted rate that will provide real-world networking and experience.

Coaching and Mentorship (to be launched in 2021)

  • The program will offer a formal online coaching and mentorship opportunity with female professionals (from early- to senior-level career) working in the industry who can provide real-world guidance applicable to their job search. Students will be required to apply and state their clear mentorship objectives as space is limited.

How to Sign Up

Claim your WCT membership

The deadline to sign up for the 2020 Opening Doors: WCT Student Connections Program is Friday, October 30th at 11:59PM (EST).

If you have any questions about this program, email studentconnections@wct-fct.com

Program SpONSORS

Patron Sponsor:

 

 

Affiliate Sponsor

 

 

 

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Patron Sponsor

Benefits:

  • Branding as a patron sponsor of the WCT Student Connections Program
  • Access to WCTConnect’s job board to post career opportunities for students
  • 3 employee profiles on WCTConnect
  • 3 webinars organized by WCT and hosted by sponsor
  • 3 virtual Q+A sessions organized by WCT and hosted by sponsor’s chosen industry expert

Program Sponsor

Benefits:

  • Branding as a program sponsor of the WCT Student Connections Program
  • Access to WCTConnect’s job board to post career opportunities for students
  • 1 employee profile on WCTConnect 
  • 1 webinar organized by WCT and hosted by sponsor
  • 1 virtual Q+A session organized by WCT and hosted by sponsor’s chosen industry expert

Affiliate Sponsor

Benefits:

  • Branding as an affiliate partner to the WCT Student Connections Program
  • Access to WCTConnect’s job board to post career opportunities for students

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact studentconnections@wct-fct.com