Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Career Week - Winter 2012!

With March just around the corner, the Business and Tourism Department is gearing up for our biannual Career Week. We have a sensational week of events planned, starting Monday, March 5th going through until Friday, March 9th. If you are a business or tourism student, you are not going to want to miss a minute of the action! (All events are learning passport eligible so don’t forget to bring your passport along.)

Here is what’s planned so far:

On Monday, March 5th the week will kick off at 11:00pm in the RBC Link with a Resume Road Show, hosted by Career Planning Services. This is a great opportunity to get a professional critique of your resume and get advice on those cover letters you have been working on.

Join us in Seton 508 at 12:30pm-1:45pm for the Careers in Marketing & Management speaker panel. A group of professionals from the industry will be discussing potential careers and how to obtain a position in the field. I am personally excited to see Mr. Rob Batherson from the Halifax based marketing/PR company, Colour speak. This event is a must see!

At 2:00pm -3:00pm in Seton 504 a job coaching session will be taking place. This event is “drop in” so stop by to get advice on how to find and land that dream job of yours.
Careers as Entrepreneurs is another speaker panel taking place at 6:00pm-8:50pm in Seton 502. We will have the opportunity to pick the minds of this panel of entrepreneurs and hear their stories of how they made an idea into a success business.

If you can’t make it to campus on the 5th, no sweat! We are having a speaker panel on Leadership being streamed live at 6:00pm-7:00pm. This panel will consist of people in leadership position discussing what it takes to be an effective leader. Watch for more details on the exciting opportunity for our distance learners to take part.

On Tuesday, March 6th we will continue the fun with a panel of Human Resource Professionals at 12:00pm- 1:15pm in Seton 503, hosted by Career Planning Services.  This event will address topics such as, best practices for interviews and proper business conduct. Come hear from panelists such as. Cindy Wheeler from Customizing Wardrobes discussing the dos and don’ts for interviews.  

Careers in Tourism & Hospitality is another speaker panel taking place at 12:00pm-1:20pm in Seton Auditorium B. This is one of the most exciting and fastest growing fields for students to work in. All students should attend this event to learn about a variety of exciting careers. I can’t wait to hear from our wonderful panelists, including Mr. Adam Bower from Delta Halifax.

We are closing the day’s events with a much anticipated Networking Workshop at 2:00pm-3:00pm in Seton 306 given by Mr. Nathan Ward from CIBC Human Resources. Learn effective strategies for developing business relationships and how to implement them.

On Wednesday, March 7th check out a workshop on Culturally Sensitive Business Conduct, taking place in Seton Auditorium B at 12:30pm- 2:00pm. This workshop will be great for all students, especially those interested in international business.

On Thursday, March 8th the Careers in Accounting & Finance speaker panel will be taking place at 1:30pm- 2:45pm in Seton 505/506. This panel will include financial managers, CAs, CMAs, and CGAs and is ideal if you are considering working in this industry. Come down to hear the panelists discuss potential careers opportunities in the field.

On Friday, March 9th Career Planning Services is hosting the final event of the week with the Winning Resume Workshop at 10:00am- 11:00pm at Seton 508. Join us to learn tips and tricks for getting your resume noticed by employers to land interviews. This is a perfect ending to a jam-packed week.

No matter what your specialized field is, there is something happening during Career Week for you. Getting to engage with industry professionals gives us firsthand information on what these careers are really like. These events will help students the right career path and help prepare us for life after graduation.

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