FREDERICTON– The New Brunswick Student Alliance (NBSA) and the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce have signed a two-year partnership with the aim of expanding professional networking opportunities for post-secondary students.
The agreement gives post-secondary students in Fredericton free access to all chamber networking events, such as the monthly Business Over Breakfast and Business After Hours. It also allows students to register for chamber events, such as State of the City or State of the Province addresses, at member rates through the NBSA.
“Postsecondary education is the lifeblood of Fredericton. This deal is about better integrating students into the community in which they both study and live through enhanced networking such as those that the Chamber offers,” said Robert Burroughs, the NBSA’s executive director, in a release.
The NBSA, a member of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, represents almost 10,000 post-secondary students in the City of Fredericton. Alliance staff sit on two Chamber committees, which helped solidify the new partnership.
“Students and the post-secondary education sector are a critical part of Fredericton’s current and future economy,” said Fredericton Chamber CEO Krista Ross. “The sector is one of the primary economic drivers in the community and our students are our future business owners, employees and community leaders. Connecting students to the business community is a win-win and the NB Student Alliance are excellent partners to make that happen.”
The next Fredericton Chamber networking event is the Business After Hours on Thursday, Sept. 7.