The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited (“Butterfield”) yesterday
its sixth annual ‘Butterfield 411’ Student Networking Event at the Bermuda
Society of Arts in City Hall.
The objectives of the Butterfield 411 are to create opportunities for
local high school graduates and
college/university students by helping them
to make important business contacts and develop their networking
Donna Harvey-Maybury, Butterfield’s Executive Vice President, Human
Resources said Butterfield 411 is
designed to get young Bermudians thinking
about the importance of networking.
“This year we encouraged the students to ’bank on their opportunities’
and offered advice about how to make
the most of career opportunities after
graduating into a challenging job market,” Donna said. “Each year, this
event is organised by Butterfield’s talented group of Management Trainees, so it
really is an event run by young
people, for young people.”
After hearing talks by Donna and Curtis Dickinson, Executive Vice President,
Wealth Management, 411
attendees participated in a short networking game
where students earned ‘dollars’ by impressing Butterfield
staff with their
Alisha Jones was the first student to collect 25 ‘dollars’ and won a 12MP
Nikon digital camera. Ty’esha Oswald
was the second student to cash in and
received a $75 Phoenix Stores voucher.
The evening was brought to a close by Bradford Kopp, Butterfield’s President
& Chief Executive Officer who
emphasised the importance of choosing an
employer where there is a breadth of opportunities and where there
is a fit
with the candidate’s aspirations.
Students who are interested in attending next year’s 411 event in December
2011 should visit our website.