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The 2016 Fall Business & Tourism Career Week has concluded.

A big thank you to the expert panelists who took time to come and share their experience and knowledge with our students.

All sessions were recorded and can be viewed in the program areas below.

A speaker panel of accounting professionals and financial managers will discuss careers in the fields of accounting and finance. Whether you are certain about a career choice in accounting/finance or if you just want to learn more about potential career opportunities, this panel is for you.

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Charles Ackerman
- Manager, Merger and Acquisitions, Iona Resources Holdings
Lauren Aucoin - Senior Analyst, Tax, Grant Thornton
Laurie Bennett - Director of Finance & Treasury Board Corporate Services Unit, Nova Scotia Finance & Treasury Board
Jeff Lanthier - Director of Business Development, RBC Commercial
Christina Loureiro - Criminal Investigations Division, Canada Revenue Agency


A speaker panel discussing potential careers and the skills required to be an effective Manager. Regardless of whether you plan to work in the service or the manufacturing sector, come learn from industry professionals about what it takes to manage in an organization.

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Dawn Anderson
- Regional Vice President, Personal Insurance, RSA
Caroline Campbell - Vice President of Human Resources, Shannex
Catherine DéCarie
- Associate Vice President, TD Insurance
Gina McFetridge - Vice President, Archway Insurance


Have a desire to become an entrepreneur or learn about the entrepreneurial process? Then you won’t want to miss this entrepreneurship panel. Hear about the personal experiences of these professionals and learn what worked and didn’t work for them.

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Costa Elles
- Owner, Ela! Taverna
Debbie Spencer - CEO, Sufata Software Solutions Inc.
Christopher Webb -  Gallery Curator, Pavia Gallery ~ Espresso Bar & Cafe
Sara Wilson - Owner, Metro Ladies Golf Inc.


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

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Sean Buckland
- Director of Sales, Ambassatours
Carol Logan
- Director of Human Resources, Prince George Hotel
Diandra Phipps
- Owner/Catering Manager, enVive
Rachael Sheppard
- Guide, Owner, Local Tasting Tours
Tammy White
- ‎Director, Revenue Optimization, Aquilini Properties


Are you considering a career in the fast growing field of Strategic Human Resource Management? Then you will definitely want to attend this panel discussion. The panel is comprised of HR professionals covering many areas of practice - from recruitment to compensation, from relatively new entrants to senior executives. You will learn about HR career paths and opportunities.

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Cyndy Allen
- Compensation & Employee Services, Emera
Nicole Burchell - Senior Manager of Human Resouces, Halifax International Airport Authority
David Delaney - Labor Relations Consultant, Bell Canada
Dave Grant - Recruiter, Emera
Donald MacLean - Director of Human Resources, Halifax Regional Police Department


A speaker panel discussing potential careers in the marketing industry. Learn about some of the career options for marketing students, how to secure that first job, and how to get promoted.

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John Allen
- Owner, Gryphon Bird Control
Lauren Leal
- Manager of Marketing & Communications, The Mount
Sarah Simpson
- Manager, Value Proposition & Community Relations, Irving Shipyard