The Summer Job of a Lifetime


Last week was the Molson/National Mentoring Program cohort 2 wrap up lunch with special guests Senator Mercer and Ferg Devins, Chief Public Affairs Officer at Molson Coors Canada.  Thanks to Queen’s University student Emily Dimytosh for writing this guest post. Cheers! MolsonTonia

The National Mentoring Program - Cohort 2

Above: The Queen’s NMP student team is joined by their mentors, NMP founder Mary Donohue, Ferg Devins and Senator Mercer to receive their awards

The professors that require National Mentoring Program Students to write the classic “How I spent my summer vacation” essay are in for quite the surprise.

From coordinating junior trade missions to South America to managing art shows and silent auctions, from drafting Board of Directors education packages to crafting marketing plans to increase volunteering, NMP Students’ summer jobs were anything but ordinary.

On Friday, November 6th, 2009 students were joined by their mentors, charities, Molson Coors Chief Public Affairs Officer Ferg Devins, and Senator Mercer to celebrate the end of the second cohort of Molson’s National Mentoring Program. This time last year, the 20 students from Wilfred Laurier University, Queen’s School of Business, University of Toronto, Dalhousie University, and University of Alberta were each paired with a mentor from Molson Coors and partnered with a Canadian charity. Over the summer, students worked with their charity under the guidance of their mentor to solve a variety of business problems.

Senator Mercer shared his experience with mentoring, and congratulated the students on their accomplishments. Mr. Devins shared the history of the National Mentoring Program, and presented each student with an Award of Distinction. Following the awards presentation, students were able to share their summer adventures in corporate and non-profit partnerships.

On behalf of the National Mentoring Program students, I would like to thank all of the charities for opening their doors to us and the Molson Mentors for helping us through them. I would also like to NMP Founder Mary Donohue and Molson Coors for affording us this experience – it was truly the summer job of a lifetime!


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