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This Canadian non-profit is hooking up recent grads with startup jobs

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Daily Hive Staff Feb 06, 2019 11:39 am 2,596

Graduating class of 2019: how do you create impact with your professional career?

Venture for Canada, a national non-profit connecting entrepreneurial grads to growing startups, is helping launch impactful careers in a big way.

The organization’s flagship Fellowship Program is a career accelerator that connects young leaders to Canada’s startup ecosystem.

To date, the program has helped over 200 post-secondary grads find full-time employment within high growth startups in Toronto, in Atlantic Canada, and — new this year — in British Columbia.

The Process

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“What are your plans after graduation?” Students, are you sick of this question yet? Jumpstart your career by applying to be part of the #VFCCommunity, and meet your tribe of like-minded impact makers.

Caution ahead: it’s not going to be a walk in the park. Just like startup life, Venture for Canada’s rigorous selection process ensures that you’re fully prepared for the hustle. You may find yourself pitching to a panel of judges, or giving authentic answers on why you embody the organization’s core values.

What you studied in school comes secondary to your hustle— successful past applicants have come from STEM, Business, Arts, and more. Also good to know: students are eligible to apply for up to two years after their graduation date.

The Perks

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First base: successful applicants attend a four-week, intensive Training Camp at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. From across the nation, 150 young leaders will come together, form lasting friendships, and take part in a work-ready crash course from Venture for Canada’s staff and industry mentors.

Then, it’s onto the real hustle, as applicants start interviewing for exclusive positions at Venture for Canada’s partner startups. The ultimate goal? A two-year, full-time J.O.B. that matters, based out of British Columbia, Ontario, or Atlantic Canada.

Not to worry — Venture for Canada’s got your back for the entire two years of your new startup role. Fellowship participants gain access to a growing network of alumni, mentors, and program participants.

Experiential training sessions continue on after you start working, ensuring that you’re kept up-to-date with the latest professional skills and learning opportunities.

Apply Today, Seriously

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So, what are you waiting for? Applications for the spring intake are now open until February 18.

Venture for Canada has two intakes per year (spring + fall), for graduating students located anywhere in the country. Not graduating this year? Sign up anyway and get alerted for when Fellowship applications open again, plus eligibility for other programs from VFC.

Join the #VFCCommunity on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, and find out more about your life after graduation with Venture for Canada.

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