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2017 Halifax Corporate Tour

On the Halifax Corporate Tour participating students will visit well-known organizations from various industries. Besides gaining an inside perspective of the organizations' working environment, students will have an opportunity to expand their networks by meeting and mingling with working industry professionals.

Commerce, Management or CRMBA students interested in gaining an inside perspective of businesses in Halifax are encouraged to attend the Halifax Corporate Tour. A full list of the companies participating will be available as soon as it is confirmed. Since participation is limited to 15 spots per tour stream, be sure to register early!

Benefits

  • Learn about career options that are open to you
  • Build your professional network of contacts
  • Gain a better understanding of corporate cultures
  • Connect with senior executives and Dalhousie alumni
  • Gain recognition for your participation in the Corporate Tour by adding it to your Co-Curricular Record.

Why Students Love The Halifax Corporate Tour

100% of past participants would recommend this tour to other students!
"The tour was priceless for meeting professionals who have progressed and are now in top positions."
      - Pat Farrar, Bachelor of Management student

"Exceeded my expectations! Very valuable, gave me great insight as to what I need to do and how I should do it in order to succeed in the corporate world."
      - Wesley Hawley, Bachelor of Commerce student

Tour Details

Date Friday, Nov. 24, 2017
Time 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Meeting place Management Career Services, Suite 2100, Kenneth C. Rowe Building
Cost Free!

You will be charged a $100 cancellation fee if you cancel less than 30 days prior to the event, or if you do not participate fully in the event itinerary.
Bonus

Participants last year took advantage of the following perks:

  • Individual review of each resume
  • Professional business cards for each student participant
  • Participant Resume Book distributed to all employers
Note
  • You must be available to participate in all events through the day (8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.).
  • Wear professional dress (business attire) in order to make a good impression with the employers.
  • Participating students are responsible to cover their own expenses associated with travel and lunch which is estimated to be less than $25.
Streams

On the Halifax Corporate Tour, participating students will be grouped in streams. Each stream will visit four businesses during the tour.

Streams:

  1. Career Discovery
  2. Finance & Accounting
  3. Marketing
Information Session Find out about the tour, the potential employer participants, the format and how you can be successful on this event by attending our upcoming Information Session on Monday, September 25 at 1:15 pm (Room 2068). Register on myCareer Events Calendar. 
Prep Session All participants must attend the Prep Session on Thursday, November 16 from 10:00 to 11:30 am (Rowe 3089). Please book your calendar for this event. In this session you will get all the details to help you get the most from this valuable experience!
Registration

Registration will open Tuesday, September 26 at 8:30 am.

Space will be limited to 15 participants per tour stream, and is on first-come, first-served basis. Starting September 26th, registrations will be accepted through myCareer, under Management Career Services, Corporate / Career Discovery Tours. 

For full Corporate Tour details and to learn how to reserve your spot, attend the Halifax Corporate Tour Information Session on Monday, Sept. 25. See the myCareer event calendar to access Information Session details.

Sample Itinerary

8:00 Meet at Dalhousie
9:00 1st employer visit
10:45 2nd employer visit
12:15 lunch  
1:15 3rd employer visit
3:00 4th employer visit
4:45 Dalhousie - Debrief
5:15 Done for the day

Participant Resume Book

MCS is putting together a Resume Book which will be circulated to all participating organizations. This will contain the resumes of all participants. To ensure you make the best impression with your documents, each resume will be reviewed by a Career & Recruitment Specialist. Once reviewed, your resume will be returned to you with comments. You will have 48 hours to make changes to your resume and send it back to MCS.

Resume Book Criteria

To ensure your document will fit in the Resume Book, please ensure your resume follows these criteria:

  • Use MS Word
  • Do not use a template
  • Set your margins to 'normal' (2.54 cm/1" on all sides) so that none of your document will be cut off in the binding process
  • Create and use a professional Dalhousie email address
  • Remain consistent in your font throughout your document
  • Do not insert page numbers
  • Recommend using right aligned dates
  • Maximum resume length is two pages

e-Learning Webinar

To assist you with creating a high quality resume please refer to the following online webinar that can be found under the Resources section of myCareer.

  • How to Write a Winning Resume

Questions?

To learn more about the Halifax Corporate Tour, please come to the Info Session on Monday, September 25 at 1:15 pm (Room 2068) or contact Gillian.Fowler@dal.ca.