Business Administration and Tourism and Hospitality Management

Winter 2018 Career Week

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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.

Work and Careers in the Non-Profit SectorMonday March 5th 9:00am to 10:15am

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:

Steve Gordon – Manager Network Development, Feed Nova Scotia
Arlene MacDonald – Executive Director, Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia
Bette Watson – Principal, Maple Key Coaching

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ManagementMonday March 5th 12:00pm to 1:15pm

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:

Donna Casey – Small Business Account Manager, TD
Pat McGrath
– Manager of Recreation & Program Services, Canada Games Centre
Daniel Orovec
– Executive Chef, Atlantica Hotel
Erin Surette – Sales Manager, Prince George Hotel

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MarketingTuesday March 6th 10:30am to 11:45am

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

Expert Panel:

John Allen – Owner, Gryphon Bird Control
Kyle Barkhouse
– Commercial Marketing Associate at CertaPro Painters
Peter Luke – Sales Manager, Pearson Canada

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Tourism and Hospitality ManagementTuesday March 6th 1:30pm to 2:45pm

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:

Susan Downey Lim – Tour Director, Grape Escapes Nova Scotia Wine Tours & Taste Halifax Food Tours
Riley Giffen – Co-founder, Coldstream Clear
Kriten Grant
– Front Office Manager, Delta Hotels
Lauren Patterson
– CMP, Facility Rentals Manager, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21


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Accounting and FinanceWednesday March 7th 9:00am to 10:30am

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:

Mark Goldhar – Entrepreneur, CFO/CEO, Mark Goldhar Inc.
Mike Hurley – Director of Finance, Nova Scotia Department of Finance
Nick MacDonald – Accountant, Grant Thornton
Jill Taylor – Senior Relationship Manager, BMO


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Strategic Human Resource ManagementWednesday March 7th 3:00pm to 4:15pm

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:

Susan Malana – Regional Director of Human Resources, New Castle Hotels & Resorts
Shauna Quinlan
– Consultant and Executive Recruitment Team Lead, Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette


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International Business PanelThursday March 8th 10:30am to 11:45am

Attend this session to learn about working in the international job market, whether it be working from Canada in an internationally focused position, or looking for job opportunities overseas.

Expert Panel:

Kathryn Aleong – Regional Director and Senior Trade Commissioner, Global Affairs Canada
Amy Braye – Manager, International Education Centre, MSVU
Amanda Sparkes – Business Development Advisor, Nova Scotia Business Inc.
Bert Stege – VP Business Development and Chief Commercial Officer, Halifax International Airport Authority


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EntrepreneurshipThursday March 8th 1:30pm to 2:45pm

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

Expert Panel:

Ian Bezanson – President & CEO, Bits Creative Agency
Angus Campbell
– Co-founder & Operations, The Good Robot Brewing Company
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Kevin Landry – Associate, Stewart McKelvey

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