Our Top Talent Pitch

September 12, 2012 | by: Heather Boyd-Kinnie

We are inviting you to become a part of an elite community of successful leaders and talent in New Brunswick! 


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Whether you dream of pitching your capabilities to the top business leaders in NB or leading your peers as a student ambassador, we have two exciting opportunities for you! A one day Top Talent Pitch and the Pond-Deshpande Centre Student Ambassador Program. You can apply to one or both with one video application.

Our Top Talent Pitch
Open to: Graduating students
Date: November 13th, 2012
Location: Delta Beausejour, Moncton, NB
Start time: 10:00 am


Our Top Talent Pitch 2012 is for high achieving graduating students looking for exciting career opportunities and have aspirations to work for some amazing companies based right here in New Brunswick!

Pitch yourself “dragon’s den style” to New Brunswick’s top senior business leaders, where  you will be competing for interview cards instead of investment capital. Show employers what you have to offer and why they need to invite you to stay in New Brunswick!

The full day event will include:

  • an opportunity to network with the top talent from across the province,
  • a chance to meet senior business leaders from NBs iconic companies
  • make potential career matches
  • attend professional development sessions


The most sought after talent will be:

  • Named the winner of Our Top Talent Pitch 2012
  • Given free tickets to attend the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame with the New Brunswick Business Council and the Wallace McCain Alumni held the same day
  • Profiled along with their institution in media exposure.


Student Ambassador Program 

Open to all students enrolled in a NB post-secondary institution

Program duration: Eight month program each academic year / two year term 

Program launch date: October 2012



The Student Ambassador Program is for students who are passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation and who want to champion the entrepreneurial culture in New Brunswick

Twenty-five students will be selected as ambassadors of the Pond-Deshpande Centre (PDC) and engage fellow students by promoting and coordinating the PDC’s events and programming on their respective campuses.

These students will also experience a first hand look into the workings of the entrepreneurial world with a trip to Boston, mixer events, and mentorship opportunities with New Brunswick entrepreneurial talent, a chance to win up to $1,000 to test their own innovative idea and attend the East Coast Start-Up Week Conference in March 2013.


How to apply: 

Congratulations on making the decision to apply for the Pond-Deshpande Centre’s Student Ambassador Program and/or the Wallace McCain Institute’s Our Top Talent Pitch! You are taking the first step in joining a network of passionate students from across the province.

This is us pitching our programs and energy to you and we want you to do the same! Show us your energy, talent and creativity in a similar video pitch telling us why YOU  should be selected as a student ambassador or to pitch yourself to NB’s top business leaders!

  • Simply upload your video pitch to YouTube – For instructions on how to upload a video to YouTube click here: http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=57924 (embed link)
  • Email the URL to: Jenelle.sobey@wallacemccaininstitute.com (embed link)
  • Your video pitch will be shared on the Student Ambassador and Top Talent Pitch YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TopTalentAmbassador?feature=mhee (embed link)

*Applications are due midnight on September 30, 2012


Please specify in your email: 

1. Your name

2. Academic institution

3. Degree or program

4. Year of study and number of years required for completion of program

5. Which program you are applying for, either the PDC Student Ambassador Program, the WMI Our Top Talent Pitch

6. Whether you want your video pitch to be made public or private before the September 30th deadline. After September 30th 2012 all video pitch applications will be made public and sent to New Brunswick employers.


Video requirements: 

  • Be creative in communicating why YOU should be selected as a Student Ambassador or Top Talent
  • Each video pitch will be 2 minutes or less.
  • Each video will include enough information to entice employers to want to meet you.   Be sure to include your name, your program and what you are passionate about.

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