Dalhousie University awards NSBI 2012 Employer of the Year

Mar 23, 2012

Dalhousie University Management Career Services has recognized NSBI’s commitment to student employment, awarding NSBI the 2012 Employer of the Year.

 "I am especially pleased to see NSBI NSBI - DALrecognized as our Employer of the Year.  We share the mission of promoting regional prosperity, and it has provided many rich, meaningful work experiences to our students allowing them to make real contributions to regional development while they grow as business professionals.The Dalhousie School of Business is very proud to count NSBI amongst the exceptional employer partners we have throughout Nova Scotia and across Canada," said Peggy Cunningham, Dean, Dalhousie Faculty of Management.

Dalhousie’s students are among more than a dozen students from universities across the province who join NSBI annually for four-month co-operative education terms. 

“We are especially honoured to be recognized by the students who have completed co-op terms with us,” said NSBI president and CEO Stephen Lund. “It is important that we work to help students get the experience they need to obtain future employment. Our commitment to the future workforce of Nova Scotia is represented through our strong co-operative education program.”

Coming from a range of schools and university programs such as finance, communications, and international business, students work first-hand with members of the NSBI team to produce high-quality, relevant work.
NSBI’s Human Resources department is where the co-operative education process begins and ends for students.

Our experienced HR professionals work with students from the application process, providing balanced feedback and engaging them in both the entrance and exit processes.  Their role in the co-op process is to support, guide, and ensure value in the student’s experience.

“Co-operative education not only presents students with hands-on learning, but also allows us to diversify our workforce, infusing our staff with fresh new ideas and perspectives,” said Lisa Bugden vice president, NSBI. “Many of our permanent employees began their work with us as co-op students, and returned to NSBI after completing their studies. It is critical to engage youth to keep them employed here in Nova Scotia.”

Link to Dalhousie Management Career Services

Nova Scotia Business Inc. is the province's private-sector-led business development agency. Through trade development, investment attraction, business financing and venture capital, NSBI assists local companies and attracts international companies to Nova Scotia.