Digital marketing agency VERB Interactive (VERB) is announcing a new bursary program in partnership with the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) to support more women entering technology professions.
The VERB Interactive Women in Tech Award launches for the Fall 2021 awards cycle and will see five students awarded with $1,000 each for their Winter 2021 semester. Five more students will be awarded $1,000 bursaries for the Spring 2022 awards cycle to support their Fall 2022 semester. “VERB is proud to say we employ talented women across all our teams and positions, including Director, Manager, VP and C-suite-level roles,” said VERB Chief Strategy Officer Stephanie McGrath. “And we believe successful companies like ours have a responsibility to support more women working toward careers in technology and ultimately leadership positions in technology. This new bursary program is one of the ways we are living this belief.”
The VERB Interactive Women in Tech Award is open to students enrolled full-time or part-time in one of the applicable tech programs at any NSCC Campus who demonstrate a financial need and self-identify as a woman. Applicable programs include all IT tracks, Applied Media and Communications Arts, Business Intelligence Analytics, Cyber Security, Digital Marketing, and Graphic Design. “NSCC Foundation is thankful to VERB Interactive for their newly established award,” said Michelle Bussey, Executive Director, NSCC Foundation. “Women are underrepresented in the technology sector in Nova Scotia so awards such as this one increase the supports for women to pursue a career in this growing and crucial field in the province. This award will also increase students’ confidence by showing them a company as established as VERB Interactive supports their educational pursuits.”
Award recipients in applicable programs could also have the opportunity to complete an internship with VERB. “This bursary is one of the ways we are working to make new opportunities across all aspects of technology, where women have historically been underrepresented. Creating new opportunities has always been a core value of the company,” said VERB CEO Andy MacLellan. “I’m proud we are able to bring this bursary, which has been in the works for some time, to life and to welcome more talented women to the team. We look forward to an ongoing partnership with NSCC and its students.”
Details on the bursary can be found on the NSCC website: https://studentawards.nscc.ca/p/a/239157/
About VERB Interactive
VERB creates inspired marketing for the best travel experiences. We are a conversion-focused digital marketing agency based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We bring real success to clients using beautiful, immersive platforms to achieve business objectives and drive measurable results. Our team of marketers, creative designers, developers, writers, analysts, UX and client service professionals craft engaging, exciting platforms that are as easy as they are enjoyable to use. From world-class hotels and resorts to sought-after cruise lines and destinations, our digital strategies produce results that propel our clients forward. Find us at verbinteractive.com and read our blog, re:VERB.