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Business & Tourism Career Week

March 7th to 10th

Learn from and network with industry experts working in sectors such as human resources, management, accounting and finance, entrepreneurship, and tourism and hospitality management.

All session are held in Seton Academic Centre, Auditorium B & C

Networking Your Way to Success

March 8th - 2 to 3:00pm - Auditorium A
The Networking your Way to Success event will be co-presented by Erin Mullaly, Talent Acquisition Manager of Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Christine Frigault, Coordinator, Career Planning Services of MSVU. Attend this event to learn about networking, the Enterprise Rent-A-car culture, and job opportunities available with this company.

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. 

Panel Members

Laura Hawkine, Director of Inbound Marketing, Kula
Jennie King, Director of Sales and Marketing, Neptune Theatre
Doug Townsend, Director of Marketing, Taste of Nova Scotia
Milton Vacon, Executive Learning Solutions Consultant, Nelson Education Ltd.

Presented by Holly Ivanko, Senior Campus Recruiter, Personal & Commercial Banking

“Personal Brand is what people say about you when you leave the room” – Jeff Bezeos

During this session the RBC Campus Recruitment Team will feature insights on what recruiters are really looking for in a candidate’s digital presence and provide a crash course with step-by-step instructions on how students can create engaging, attention-grabbing and career-worthy presences on LinkedIn, Twitter and more.

We will also share interesting information about the Personal & Commercial Banking segment which accounts for over 50% of total RBC earnings and is #1 or #2 market share in all product categories. RBC fosters a positive learning environment for students by providing the support and resources to help strategize your career path. Since we opened our doors in 1864, RBC has grown to become one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies. Within RBC's enterprise lies RBC Personal & Commercial Banking. Personal & Commercial Banking comprises our personal banking operations and certain retail investment businesses in Canada, the Caribbean and U.S. as well as our commercial and corporate banking operations in Canada and the Caribbean.

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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. 

Panel Members

Bria Amyot, Guest Services Supervisor, Delta Hotels and Resorts (Mount Graduate)
Adam Bower, Owner, General Manager, Grand Banker Bar & Grill and Brigantine Inn (Mount Graduate)
Melissa Carey, Manager, Cut Steakhouse
Stacey Harrison, Sales Manager, Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Centre (Mount Graduate)
Susan Downey Lim, Tour Director, Grape Escapes Nova Scotia Wine Tours & Taste Halifax Food Tours

“International Careers and our BBA with an International Option”

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

Panel Members

Kathryn Aleong, Regional Director and Senior Trade Commissioner, Global Affairs Canada
Zoran Kondali, Manager, NSCC International, Nova Scotia Community College
Sheila Nunn, President, East Coast School of Languages
Meng Zhao, Publisher, Dakai Maritimes

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.


Panel Members

Jason Arsenault, Area Rental Manager, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Enterprise Holdings Inc.
Natalie Higgins, BPR, CIOP, VP, Corporate Affairs and Communications, Intact Financial Corporation
Janet Martin, Vice President, Commercial Financial Services, Halifax, RBC Royal Bank
Ross McNeil, Owner, Duggers Fashion
Lynette Mitchell, CHRP, CRHA, Manager, Human Resources Operations & Staffing Support Advisor, Staffing and Assessment Services Branch, Public Service Commission of Canada

Hosted by the Centre for Women in Business

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.

Panel Members

Corrine Boudreau, Owner, Two Certainties Law
Mary Jane Copps, Owner, The Phone Lady
Sean Court, Client Relations Manager, Beaumont & Company
Ginny Sterling-Boddie, Co-Founder/CEO, Junkery

 A speaker pan1el 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. 

Panel Members

Tiffany Best, Manager, Business Unit controller, Bell Aliant
Michael Hart, CPA, CA, Jessome & Associates Chartered Professional Accountants
Michael Josey, BComm, CFP, CIM, Estate Planning Advisor, TD Bank Group
Adam Peters, Market Manager, Specialized Services at TD Wealth, TD Bank Group