Presidential Candidate in the United Student Movement 2021 Elections, Marleen Campbell.
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By: Katrich Walker
Mandeville- Jamaica- Presidential Candidate in the United Student Movement (USM) 2021 Elections, Marleen Campbell has promised to roll out a sponsorship program for scholarships and business mentorship workshops for students if elected president.
Campbell told the Hilltop Trumpet that she plans to partner with the Morris Entrepreneurship Center (MEC) to make the Business Mentorship Program a reality.
MEC is an outreach unit of the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) and is specifically designed to assist the business community in Central Jamaica.
“I will be partnering and reaching out to other business owners and successful business entrepreneurs across Jamaica and CEOs to have them come in and have a workshop with us students and even have one-on-one workshops with them.”
She says the one-on-one mentorship will be done virtually and will seek to educate and help students to improve their business and/or careers.
“This program will allow students to tap into the existing knowledge, skills, and experience of senior or high performing entrepreneurs and business owners in order to advance their business or career. This will assist them in developing their ideas and advancing their business and becoming successful business owners.”
Campbell, who serves as the current USM Vice-President of Academic Administration, said she plans to source financial contributions from outside of the University for five or more students who are excelling academically, providing that they return the favour by tutoring other students.
The Psychology Major’s other intentions if elected USM president for the next academic year, is a wall of fame for students who do exceptional in other areas- not just academically.
It also includes a Campus Advancement through Innovation program, A President’s LIVE and a ‘Fun Cyaa Done’ Social Engagement.