By Anne Russell. What’s the number one priority for new university grads? Often it is to find a job in one’s field. And networking with established professionals is one of the best ways to make the connections needed in order to land that all-important first job.
A new partnership between the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce and the UFV Alumni Association will help new graduates get a head-start in the career marketplace.
The Chamber of Commerce will offer preferred membership status to new graduates of the University of the Fraser Valley, giving them a one-year free membership.
At the Mission Chamber luncheon on May 16, Tony Luck, chair of the UFV Alumni Association, and Sean Melia, president of the Mission Chamber, signed the official agreement that will launch this special benefit for new UFV alumni.
“The Mission Chamber is excited about our new partnership with the UFV Alumni Association,” says Melia. “This partnership allows us to continue to support education and help students and alumni reach their full social, professional, and networking potential. The Chamber will benefit by gaining access to new, eager and young members.”
“The UFV Alumni Association is very pleased to be in partnership with the Mission Chamber of Commerce,” says Luck. “This special partnership means the Alumni Association can honour its mandate of offering beneficial programs to our alumni, while providing growth opportunities for our young graduates. Our young alumni will have access to rich networking opportunities when they need it most — right after graduation. Partnerships like these provide the Alumni Association with an important connection to our community as well.”
For more information, contact:
Michelle Favero, Executive Director of the Mission Chamber of Commerce.
About the Mission Chamber of Commerce
The Mission City and District Board of Trade was created in 1893 by Harry Brown French who was elected first President. The Chamber continues to serve the businesses of Mission and areas east to the Harrison River and north to the end of the valley of the Stave. It is still a strong advocate for economic development in the region and promotes area tourism to visitors and locals alike. The MRCC is governed by a Board of 15 Directors from the Mission Downtown Business Association, Community Futures North Fraser and the District of Mission. Mission Chamber operates as a network of businesses in Mission BC. For more information, call (604) 826-6914 or visit missionchamber.bc.ca
About the University of the Fraser Valley
Located in the beautiful Fraser Valley just east of Vancouver, UFV is a fully accredited, public university that enrolls approximately 16,000 students per year. UFV has campuses and locations in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Hope, and Agassiz, and a growing presence in Chandigarh, India.