The Business + Higher Education Roundtable is launching a national student competition, the Canada Comeback Challenge, made possible by $4.5 million from the Government of Canada as part of their COVID-19 relief package. Thiscompetition is a way for students to connect with employers and mentors, build their networks, and add valuable experience to their resumes, all while contributing to Canada’s COVID-19 recovery.
Other benefits for students include:
- Access to new experiences and new skills to add to their resumes, including public speaking and presenting
- Leadership and mentorship opportunities
- Access to professional development resources
- Opportunities to apply their classroom training to real-world challenges
- Access to financial support to help develop their team’s ideas (Up to $250 per individual student in round one and $4,000 per team in round two)
- Awareness of new career pathways
- Students can win prizes, including future internship opportunities!
- Teams of 2-10 members can participate and at least 50% of each team must be undergraduate students.
- October 19 to November 29: For round one, teams will submit a two-page brief on their solution by or before November 8. Submissions will be adjudicated and the top 50 teams will move to round two.
- December 14 to January 31: For round two, teams will develop a two minute video submission. Submissions will be adjudicated and the top 10 teams will move to round three.
- February 15 to mid-March: For round three, the finalists will be announced, a panel of judges will review the video submissions and winners will be announced.
For more information and to register by October 18, visit the Canada Comeback Challenge website.