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Business Administration and Tourism and Hospitality Management
Fall 2018 Career Week
November 13th to 19th

All panel sessions will be held in the Seton Academic Centre room 404.

Watch the videos live streamed on our YouTube Channel

Important: Students may complete a maximum of two Business & Tourism Career Week panels per term to use towards the four events required of the Learning Passport program for maximum points.

This activity will focus on careers in the Human Resource Management and the strategic importance of the human resource function within the modern organization.

Expert Panel:


Leigh Anne Dingwall - VP Human Resources, Maplewave
Stephanie Girard
- Manager of Human Resources, The Mount
Katie Goode - Human Resource Generalist / Dispatch Manager, Maritime Fuels
Lindsay Melvin - Human Resource Manager, The Westin
Ramya Rangalle - Human Resource Manager, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Managers are a part of virtually every organization regardless of whether you plan to work in the service or the manufacturing sector. Attend this panel to learn what it takes to be an effective manager.

Expert Panel:


Max Chauvin - General Manager, Dartmouth Sportsplex
Lori Lancaster - Manager, Alumnae Engagement, University Relations, Mount Saint Vincent University
Melissa McNutt - Marketing Manager, Cluett Insurance
Michael Melenchuk - VP Operations, Hearthstone Hospitality
Maria Wamboldt - Manager, Communications & Culture, Common Good Solutions

Would you like to be your own boss? Hear from our panel of entrepreneurs and learn what worked for them.

Expert Panel:


Emmett Blois
- Owner/Trainer/Class Leader, The Barn by Emmett Fitness
Cathy Giordani - MBA, CPA, CMA, President, Accounting Plus Consulting Inc.
Sylvie (Ouellet) Hart - Owner, Graphic Designer & Illustrator, Sylvie Design
Dan Monk - President, Monk Renovations 
Amanda White - Owner, Independent Consultant, Foresight Atlantic Inc.
Whether you are certain about a career choice in accounting and finance, or you want to learn more about potential career opportunities, this panel is for you!

Expert Panel:


Tiffany Best - CPA, CA, Manager - Business Unit Controller - Network, Bell Aliant
Lana Elewa - CPA, CA, Manager, Grant Thornton
Laura Snow - Controller, TruLeaf

One of the most exciting and fastest growing fields for students to work in is tourism and hospitality management. Attend this event to learn about a variety of exciting careers.

Expert Panel:

Abhi Bawa - Restaurant Manager, Antojo Tacos + Tequila
Sadie Harvey - Human Resource Generalist, Halifax Harbourfront Marriott
Meredith Hand - Business Development Manager, Unique Vacations (Canada), Inc., Affiliate of the Worldwide Representative of Sandals Resorts
Deanna Struthers - Outlets Manager, Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel 

Have you ever thought of working for a nonprofit organization? There are an estimated 171,000 nonprofit sector organizations in Canada employing over 2 million people. This talk will discuss the work opportunities in this growing, dynamic sector.

Expert Panel:

Gillian Batten - Director Communications Relations, Mount Saint Vincent University
Amanda Hart - Director Annual Programs, QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation
Bette Watson-Borg - Principal, MapleKey Coaching and Leadership
Lisa Weatherhead - Regional Executive Director – Atlantic Region, Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Attend this panel to learn about career options for marketing student, how to secure that first job, and how to get promoted.

Expert Panel:

Steve Comeau - Area Manager, Enterprise Holdings
Barbi Holland - Sales Consultant, Halifax Chamber of Commerce
Joanie O’Leary - Lifestyle Coordinator, Shaw Lifestyle
Jonny Stevens - Business Development Manager, Lixar
Mike Weir - VP Sales & Marketing, Fundy Textile & Design Ltd.