Business Administration and Tourism and Hospitality Management

Fall 2018 Career Week

November 13th to 19th

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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

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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:

MgtNov132018Max 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

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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.

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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

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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
Christy Dempsey – Business Development Manager, Atlantic Canada Flight Centre Travel Group
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

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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.

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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

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

Expert Panel:

People sitting at table. Marketing Career Week Panelists.

Steve Comeau – Area Manager, Enterprise Holdings
Barbi Holland – States Consultant, Halifax Chamber of Commerce
Mike Weir – VP Sales & Marketing, Fundy Textile & Design Ltd.

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