Fall 2021 dates: November 1 to 4

Career Week provides students with the opportunity to learn about the various sectors of business and tourism from industry professionals through a series of panels and information seminars. Sessions are open to all students and cover topics such as career paths, how to get a job upon graduation and career advancement.

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Tourism and Hospitality Management - November 1, 1:30 to 2:45

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.

Meet our panelists:

Tourism and Hospitality Management Career Week Panelists

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Marketing - November 2, 10:30 to 11:45

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

Meet our panelists:

Marketing panelists FA 2021

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Entrepreneurship - November 2, 12 to 1:00

Saeed El-Darahali

Saeed El-Darahali is the President and CEO of SimplyCast, a leading provider of self‑service, multi‑channel marketing services empowering small businesses to create, manage and track their own online and offline marketing campaigns.  The driving force behind the company, he has helped it grow into a global success with clients in over 175 countries.

With over 15 years of management experience, Saeed brings his experience in corporate financing, strategic growth, operations, sales, and marketing management to his business and the IT industry. He started his career as a technology commercialization officer before moving to the venture capital industry where he managed a multi-million-dollar fund to support the startup community in Nova Scotia, while working as a part-time lecturer at Saint Mary’s University and teaching a computer information systems course.

An active member of the community, Saeed volunteers on many boards to share his experience and help others achieve their goals. As the Chair of Youth Retention & Immigration for the OneNS Coalition, he helped develop the “OneNS – Now or Never Report”, which proposes visionary goals to encourage Nova Scotians to aim for change. Saeed is also a board member of EduNova, an international student organization mandated to support post-secondary institutions and language schools to attract students to the region.

Saeed has provided advisory and consulting support to various organizations and programs such as the Government of Canada’s Federal Innovation Round Table, the Wage Standard Survey, and the Bank of Canada. Devoted to his work with youth in his community, he is involved in various organizations such as Junior Achievement Nova Scotia, the Sobey School of Business, the Canadian Youth Business Foundation and the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Network.

Saeed holds a Masters of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, a Certificate of Human Resource Management and Minor in Economics, from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Accounting/Finance - November 3, 9 to 10:15

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!

Meet our panelists:

Accounting and Finance career week panelists FA 2021

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Management/Strategic Human Resource Management - November 4, 10:30 to 11:45

This activity will focus on the strategic importance of the human resource function within the modern organization alongside what it takes to be an effective manager.

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Management SHRM panelists FA 2021

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Community Leadership - November 4, 3:00 to 4:15

Have you ever thought of working for the community sector? There are an estimated 171,000 community 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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Community Leadership Career Week panel FA 2021

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