Business Administration and Tourism and Hospitality Management

Winter 2019 Career Week – March 4th to 7th


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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.

Non-Profit - March 4, 10:30 to 11:45

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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Expert Panel:

Louis Brill Executive Director Prescott
Jane Davies Executive Director Partners for Care
Heather MacDonald Executive Director MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning
Kristin Williams President & CEO Junior Achievement


Accounting - March 4, 1:30 to 2:45

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:

Rhonda Bursey Assistant Professor Accounting MSVU
Corey Hines Accountant Heritage Gas
Jeff McKinnon Assistant Professor Accounting MSVU


Tourism and Hospitality Management - March 5, 12:00 to 1:15

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.

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Expert Panel:

Michelle Burgess Sales Manager Lord Nelson
Joshua Counsil Co-founder & Marketing Director Good Robot
Christina Hall Tour Coordinator Atlantic Tours & Travel
Kristine Kovacevic Interpretation and Visitor Experience Manager Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Tammy White Director Revenue Optimization Hospitality Aquilini Properties LP


International Business - March 5, 3:00 to 4:15

This session will focus on the international job market, either working from Canada in an internationally focused position or looking for job opportunities overseas.

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Expert Panel:

Amy Braye Manager International Education Centre the Mount
Wendy Luther President & CEO EduNova Cooperative Ltd.
Sheila Nunn
President & CEO East Coast Language College (ECLC)
Trish Tully Vice-President of Marketing and Sales Survival Systems Limited


Marketing - March 6, 12:00 to 1:15

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

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Expert Panel:

Sarah Burden Realtor RE/MAX Nova
Ashleigh Kiniski Digital Strategist MW360Media
Lynne MacQuarrie President and Owner Handler Inc.
Jennifer Punch Director of Marketing and Sales Discovery Centre
Rebecca Skinner
Marketing Advisor International Nova Scotia Business Inc.


Human Resource Management - March 6, 3:00 to 4:15

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

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Expert Panel:

Mary Louise Bradford Talent Acquisition Consultant Future Talent Stantec Consulting
Scott McGaw Partner Meridia Recruitment Solutions
Natasha Murray 
Human Resources Consultant IWK
Roshanak Sadeghi-Zadeh Manager Human Resources Halifax Public Libraries
People sitting at a table. Strategic Human Resource Management Career Week Panelists

Entrepreneurship - March 7, 10:30 to 11:45

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

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Expert Panel:

Ross Argante Co-Owner and General Manager Integrated Staffing Limited
Jody Euloth CEO and Founder The Mesh Media Network
Tori Jarvis-Grant Owner and Creator On the Mat Yoga
Jamie Sangster CEO LeeWay Marine
Christopher Webb
 Visual Artist PAVIA Gallery – Espresso Bar & Cafe

People sitting at a table. Entrepreneurship Career Week Panelists

Management - March 7, 1:30 to 2:45

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.

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Expert Panel:

David Davidson CEO Interuniversity Services Incorporated
Han Liu Branch Manager BMO Larry Uteck, Bank of Montreal
Daphne North 
Marketing & Communications Manager REDspace
Trevor Poole
 Senior Manager Security & Operations Bell
Jennifer Weatherhead
 Director Training and Market Development Sandler Training – Maritimes

People sitting at a table. Management Career Week Panelists