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Mentorship Program

Mentorship Program
The experience, knowledge and talent of HSC’s alumni is a powerful resource made available through our mentorship program.
By connecting to HSC’s LinkedIn Alumni Group, former and current HSC students can tap into the exclusive network where leading professionals share their expertise through career conversations, resume critiques, mock interviews and more.

This active community connects mentors with mentees to build an unparalleled career network. Your next big career move might be just around the corner.

What are you waiting for? Connect with HSC’s LinkedIn Alumni Group today to expand the possibilities of your professional life. 
Ways You Can Connect
The Small Business Management Course

HSC’s Small Business Management course (course code: IDC3OS ) is a Grade 11 interdisciplinary course focused on problem-based learning, with students entering the realm of de-schooling. In this “non-business, business course”, students will learn by problem-solving rather than the traditional lecture-based format. This course has been developed based on the Hawken School of Entrepreneurship. Over the course of the year, students will work in groups to solve up to three business challenges. Ideally, the problems will increase in difficulty, enabling the students to dig deeper into their research to develop viable solutions. After completing the three business challenges, students will develop their own venture to be launched at the 8th Annual HSC Trade Show and present on HSC’s version of “Dragon’s Den”. If you’re interested in helping students face real-world challenges and develop skills for the future, please join us!

For more information, please contact Yvonne Reitmeier, Small Business Management Teacher, at yvonne.reitmeier@hsc.on.ca
The Leadership Institute

Given the vast array of talented, successful and creative HSC alumni, we are asking members to consider participating in the Leadership Institute to mentor young HSC students in their career endeavors.  The Leadership Institute takes place during the third week of September as part of the Grade 11 and 12 Experiential Week, or E‐Week. The Institute is designed to provide HSC students with the opportunity to gain leadership perspectives in the types of careers they will likely pursue after post‐secondary school, like those in entrepreneurship and business, as well as sport and entertainment.   

The Leadership Institute currently offers four modules:  
  • Entrepreneurial 
  • Science & Medicine
  • Creative Writing
  • Design Technology 
The modules are divided into half- day (approx. 3 hrs) and full day sessions (approx. 6 hrs) with lunch and refreshment breaks built in. Presenters can choose if they want to participate in a half or full day session. Presentations should be primarily activity based that have students run through case study or actual activities that the presenter would encounter in their daily routine. Only about fifteen minutes should be dedicated to a lecture style talk going over the presenter’s education, job, etc. Activities should emphasize leadership. For example, many members of the HSC community are partners at firms. Thus, the activity should focus on managing a team of more junior professionals instead of the actual professions work (i.e. accounting, dentistry, etc.). Or, some professionals also run their own businesses (i.e. general practitioner doctors, lawyers, architects, etc.), so the presentation should focus on running a business while trained in medicine, law, and so on. Presenters who are unable to come to campus, are still encouraged to participate in the Leadership Institute through virtual meeting technologies such as Zoom or Skype. 

For more information, please contact Linda Kemp at linda.kemp@hsc.on.ca
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