Entrepreneurship & Career Mentoring

Inspiring Minds. Opening Doors.

The Vancouver College Entrepreneurship and Career Mentoring (ECM) program provides students with the opportunity to listen to and speak with successful professionals from varying fields. The goal of the ECM program is to provoke thought and spark ideas among students regarding potential career paths.

FOR STUDENTS

As part of the ECM Program you can….

  • Listen to, meet, and speak with professionals from a variety of industries and fields during lunchtime Speaker Series sessions.
  • Receive guidance and coaching directly from professionals who work in the fields you’re interested in - either one-on-one or with other classmates who share your interest.
  • Start building a network of people whom you can reach out to even after graduation.

Interested in attending the Speaker Series?
Have a look at the list of upcoming speakers and sign up for the ones that interest you.

Are you in Grade 12?
Grade 12 students are required to attend a minimum of *3* Speaker Sessions as part of their graduation requirement.

Who are the ECM speakers and mentors?

The ECM program speakers and mentors are active VC Parents and VC Alumni who volunteer their time to share their professional and business experience with you.

FOR PARENTS

Your invaluable experience and insight will be of tremendous benefit to every VC student. You’ll have the opportunity to impart our boys with not only ideas about possible career paths, but also with inspiration and motivation the boys need to explore and take steps to realize their potential.

Current VC parents who act as Speakers and Mentors are eligible to apply the time they spend in the ECM Program towards Parent Participation hours. What does participation involve? We ask you to visit the School and give a talk to our Senior School boys about your respective profession and/or business.

The talk format and guidelines involves a 20 minute talk in length, along with 10 minutes for a Question-and-Answer period. On some days, we will plan a 3 speaker "panel" discussion on certain professions (ie. engineers, medicine, law, etc...). Finally, the entrepreneurship class holds 2 major "Dragons Dens" every year during senior school lunch. A parent can participate by being at dragon during those days or helping out in the classroom in preparation for those events a few weeks prior. The latter option involves coordinating with the current Entrepreneurship 12 teacher to find out class times.

CLICK HERE if you have any questions or would like more information on the ECM Program.