Apply your skills in the real world: The Intercultural and Creative Music Fellowship
Having real-world project experience in your field can be a big help when making the transition from college to your first job. That’s exactly what the CCBI and Aga Khan Museum collaboratively offered Humber students with the Intercultural and Creative Music Fellowship in the summer of 2021.
Student fellows from Humber’s music and film programs planned and created a four-movement original music suite inspired by both the Museum’s collection and their own life experiences. Each fellow was paid on a part-time basis, working under the mentorship of a Creative Producer and Project Lead. For 11 weeks, fellows worked virtually, composing the piece together, recording their musical parts, and producing, directing, and editing both a documentary about the experience and a music video of their final performance.
Master cutting edge technologies: Training for the cyber-physical factory
To keep up with a changing industry, it is essential to learn new skills and stay on-trend and up-to-date with best practices, while innovating in your career to make sure you set yourself up for success. The COI Network has many opportunities to try out cutting-edge technology and new ways of working. The Cyber-Physical Factory
(CP Factory) at the Barrett CTI is a learning system to help students understand how Industry 4.0 is used in advanced manufacturing. The CP Factory shows students how intelligent sensors, RFID technology, and many more devices are revolutionizing the way the world makes things. This knowledge and experience give students a competitive advantage when they apply for jobs or try to advance their careers.
Launch a successful small business - BMO Launch Me Competition
Gaining real-world experience and mastering cutting-edge technologies are valuable for your career, but what about being your own boss? Though many Humber students have great business ideas, they may not have the experience, expertise, or funding they need to start their own business.
The BMO Launch Me Competition at the Longo CfE supports students with seed funding to get their startups off the ground. The first round of the competition is a business plan submission, followed by the chosen finalists making a five-minute pitch to a panel of judges, similar to Dragon’s Den.
Students are well-supported throughout the competition. The Longo CfE offers mentorship with industry experts in addition to offering courses on how to write a business plan and pitch presentations to investors. Last year, $135,000 in funding was made available to competition finalists thanks to $5,000 from IGNITE, $20,000 from the Longo CfE, and $110,000 from BMO Financial Group, Humber student entrepreneurs will have ample resources to launch their dream business.