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Nanaimo chamber of commerce hosts business interns

The Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce welcomes two graduate business students for a four-month internship to assist with marketing and special projects.

The interns, Bijesh Kumar and Antoine Vézina,  are students from Vancouver Island University’s business graduate program, bringing knowledge and experience to better serve the chamber members and community.

“The carefully selected interns possess skills that are certain to benefit the chamber and its members,” said Susan Allen, chief executive officer of the chamber. “The chamber has provided MBA/MScIB students with internship opportunities in the past and we continue to seek qualified candidates that fit with the chamber’s organizational culture. As a corporate citizen we see immense potential in developing young leaders for a sustainable future.”

The 18-month program is a unique Canadian/British partnership between VIU and University of Hertfordshire in the U.K., offering a dual degree with a Master of Business Administration from VIU and a Master of Science in International Business through Hertfordshire from the Nanaimo campus. The program finishes with a four-month internship.

“The internship will provide  valuable hands-on opportunities towards preparing for my future career, and a chance to give back to the community that I have called home since September 2011,” said Kumar.

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