Engaging Communities

Engaging our McMaster, community, and business partners is key to realizing our vision to transform business and society for the better.

Our Goal

Expand community engagement to deliver a meaningful impact to our stakeholders.

Major Initiatives & Activities

Employer Relationships and Career Opportunities

Selected Activities
➝ Steward relationships with current and prospective employers by integrating their presence in existing DeGroote activities.
➝ Showcase employers to highlight and recognize partnerships.
➝ Expand opportunities for employers to engage top talent through all program stages.

Alumni Connections

Selected Activities
➝ Plan and execute an Alumni Experts Circle program to recognize alumni and community partner expertise and knowledge sharing with the DeGroote community.
➝ Plan and execute an alumni-to-alumni program to foster meaningful connections within our alumni community.
➝ Reinvigorate the Executive-in-Residence program to connect students with industry leaders.
➝ Actively seek opportunities to nominate alumni for internal and external awards and recognition.

Executive Programs

Selected Activities
➝ Expand the scope of executive programs in themes aligned with our areas of focus.
➝ Implement strategic marketing initiatives to introduce executive programs to new audiences and partner organizations.
➝ Feature alumni and custom executive programs' clients through stories, testimonials, and profiles to reinforce the impact that DeGroote has on individuals and organizations.
➝ Explore deeper partnerships within the McMaster community to expand the reach of our executive programs.

Connections and Knowledge Exchange

Selected Activities
➝ Offer networking opportunities to connect diverse groups and foster collaboration.
➝ Develop a communications strategy to promote our research and community impact efforts.
➝ Connect communities and showcase thought leaders through events, content pieces, and webinars.

Sustainable Communities

Selected Activities
➝ Create opportunities to facilitate connections between our students and community partners.
➝ Seek opportunities for DeGroote to have an authentic presence at events that represent the diversity of our community.
➝ Create connections with partner organizations to foster and enhance sustainable local and regional communities.

DeGroote News on Engaging Communities

An Evening of Accolades 2023 | Celebrating Alumni Excellence

An Evening of Accolades 2023 | Celebrating Alumni Excellence

The DeGroote community celebrates Indrani Butany-DeSouza, 2023 recipient of the Wayne C. Fox Distinguished Alumni Award.

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An Evening of Accolades 2023 | Celebrating Alumni Excellence