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Join your NSCC community at a Pride Parade Join in Pride celebrations by marching with your NSCC community in a Pride Parade. NSCC is participating in multiple Pride parades across Nova Scotia this summer.
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Ask a Black Entrepreneur Panel 2024: Resources The fourth annual Ask a Black Entrepreneur Panel event shares personal experiences and knowledge from successful, Black alumni entrepreneurs. Explore the helpful sources for Black entrepreneurs referenced in the event.
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Music Nova Scotia Music & Industry Award: Alumni Winners NSCC alumni are connected to the Music Nova Scotia awards in many ways, from nominations to performances and working behind the scenes. Find out which grads took home awards this year.
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Creative Nova Scotia Awards: Alumni Recipients The Creative Nova Scotia Awards recognizes excellence in artistic achievement. The 2023 recipients include three very talented NSCC alumni who are making waves in Nova Scotia.
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NSCC credentials translated into Mi’kmaw NSCC now offers Mi’kmaq and Indigenous graduating students and alumni the option to have their credential in the Mi’kmaw language.
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Monthly eNews: May 2023 Check out learning opportunities, exclusive promotions, entrepreneurship news and employment resources shared in our May 2023 eNews.
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Monthly eNews: April 2023 In April’s issue, check out learning resources, ways to get involved with your NSCC community and grad businesses that have the perfect cards for Mother’s Day. We also recognize Earth Day this month.
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Work Term Contest NSCC work term experiences start this month and we’re kicking it off with a giveaway! We want to hear from students and employers participating in the College’s work terms. Learn how to enter.
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Monthly eNews: March 2023 Spring is upon us, and we want to help you grow this season. In this issue, discover free alumni learning opportunities, discounts, and College announcements.
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Monthly eNews: February 2023 We hope this month’s updates bring you a cozy community feel as we share alumni successes, entrepreneur resources, NSCC’s new strategic plan, and more. February is also a time of learning and reflection as we recognize African Heritage Month.
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Monthly eNews: January 2023 Your talent, accomplishments, and unwavering acts of kindness continued to inspire us this past year. Here’s a glimpse of some highlights from this wonderful and growing alumni community in 2022!
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NSCC Alumni 12 Days of Giveaways It’s that time of year again! We’re holding our annual 12 Days of Giveaways for the holidays. Learn how you can win awesome alumni-made products from this year’s Shop NSCC.
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Job search advice: cover letters, resumes and interviews Looking to enter industry or start a new job? Check out these job search tips from our NSCC Alumni Program 101 series.
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Post-Graduation Immigration Support Program Are you an international graduate with plans to stay in Nova Scotia? Check out EduNova’s Post-Graduation Immigration Support Program, which helps eligible graduates with their PR application process. Learn more and apply online.
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NSCC launches three new housing builds Construction is underway to build three new campus housing facilities at the Akerley, Pictou and Ivany campuses.
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NSCC and RBC grow support for rural students with work experience program NSCC has received a gift of $200,000 over two years from RBC Foundation's Future Launch initiative for the continued support of the RBC Student Works Program.
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New Practical Nursing Program Will Train 30 L’nu Students Starting in the 2023-24 academic year, aspiring practical nursing students can learn as part of a Mi’kmaw cohort at NSCC Pictou Campus.
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Monthly eNews: October 2022 Learn about September's book bundle winner, NSCC’s Open House and how to nominate an alumni business for Shop NSCC, and take time to learn and reflect as we recognize Mi’kmaq History Month in our October Update.
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Mi'kmaq History Month October is Mi’kmaq History Month, beginning with Treaty Day on October 1 to honour the relationship and important contributions of the Mi’kmaq people in Nova Scotia. Learn more about Wi'kipatmu'k Mi'kmawey, Honoring of the Mi'kmaw way.
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Monthly eNews: September 2022 September has spoiled us with warmth and sunshine to end summer. As we move into fall, your Alumni Team is ready to help you get back into routine with some great offerings. Read the full issue for a few upcoming dates.
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NSCC, CSU partner on transfer agreement NSCC has partnered with Columbia Southern University (CSU) on a transfer agreement for students studying occupational health and safety.
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Monthly eNews: August 2022 This month, read about the impact of donor giving, accessibility support for the Mi'kmaq Honour Song, how alumni can access sponsored tuition for the new Start-Up Accelerator program and NSCC Alumni's Instagram launch!
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5 tips to make the most of your NSCC alumni connection Are you a new graduate joining the alumni community? Here's a list of our top five tips to help you make the most of your NSCC alumni connection.
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Annual Report on Giving Our community raised over $5.6M in funding to create new programs, build student awards and provide necessary financial aid for thousands of students across the province. Read impactful student stories in NSCC Foundation and Alumni Relations' 2021/22 Annual Report on Giving.
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Monthly eNews: July 2022 July is setting the tone for summer with great weather and celebrations. In this issue, learn about alumni resources and offerings including ongoing education for Social Services grads, great prizes for those who take the Grad Survey (class of 2021), and how to join NSCC in the upcoming Sydney Pride Parade.
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New pathway agreement in social services Recent NSCC Social Services grads can now earn their Bachelor of Arts Degree at Mount Allison University in just two additional years if eligible. Read more about this new learning opportunity.
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Monthly eNews: June 2022 This month has also been filled with celebration as we welcomed the class of 2022 into our alumni community. Learn more about our newest grads, alumni making their mark, and be sure to check out our giveaway in honour of National Indigenous History Month.
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Monthly eNews: May 2022 It’s great to feel the sun’s warmth and watch nature flourish as we move towards summer. May has been active for our community with the wrap-up of NSCC’s 25th anniversary, adding to the nostalgia that many alumni share this time of year.
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Monthly eNews: April 2022 April has been an exciting month with NSCC’s Kindness Project setting the tone to step back and share what we can. We also recognize Earth Day this month and are excited to share our latest 25-minute video, along with other updates and offerings.
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Monthly eNews: March 2022 There are many changes happening this month and we want to help you move into this next season with some hope and kindness. Check out fresh resources, initiatives and updates that are sure to put some spring in your step.
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Monthly eNews: February 2022 The winter weather may be unpredictable, but you can depend on us for the latest resources, stories and updates to get you through. February has also been a time of learning and perspective as we recognize African Heritage Month.
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Monthly eNews: 2021 Year in Review In 2021, we’ve all had to adapt to a “new normal,” although what that looks like is different for everyone. For us, the result has been a year spent mostly online, juggling home, work and life, but deeply invested in adapting our alumni offerings to be of most value to you, our alumni.
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NSCC Foundation Annual Report on Giving As alumni, you know firsthand the impact an NSCC education can have, and for many of you, the support from our generous donors and the College community meant all the difference. The 2021 Foundation Annual Report shares incredible stories of perseverance and dedication, traits that are very common in our alumni community. For those of you who have been able to pay it forward through the NSCC Foundation, we thank you and our students thank you.
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Advertise Your Rental to NSCC Students - FREE We know the rental market is challenging right now. Advertising for tenants can be time-consuming and expensive. If you have a room, an apartment or a unit to rent, you can list your vacancies for FREE on or call 1.866.766.0767 and help NSCC students find housing.