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

BCom Grad Receives 2023 McMaster Arch Award

BCom Grad Receives 2023 McMaster Arch Award

Blerina Ago, BCom ’18, is the 2023 McMaster Arch Award recipient.

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BCom Grad Receives 2023 McMaster Arch Award