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Funding Opportunities

In partnership with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Management Career Services offers a Career Development Fund to provide financial assistance for students who wish to participate in career development opportunities.

The fund assists with students' travel expenses in association with a career development opportunity. Eligible travel costs include car rental, airline (excluding seat selection and baggage fees), train and bus tickets. The fund can cover up to $250.00 per student, with no more than 50% of the eligible travel costs covered by the fund.

Eligibility

  • In good academic standing and have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50.
  • Have completed five full academic credit courses (i.e. 30 credit hours at Dalhousie University).
  • Currently a full-time student registered in the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Management or 1st year CRMBA program.
  • Travelling at least 100 km from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to participate in a career development opportunity.

Career development opportunities may include conference participation, corporate tours and relevant career training not available in Halifax. The fund focuses on providing support for individual career development opportunities as opposed to group opportunities. Travel to or from a work term location is not eligible.

Application process

Students must apply at least two weeks prior to departure. Career Development Travel Fund applications are reviewed as demand warrants. Completed applications will be assessed by an impartial selection committee.

All applicants will be notified by e-mail of the committee's decision within two days of their application review. The Career Development Travel Fund is unable to provide retroactive funding.

How to apply?
Step 1 Review the eligibility criteria.
Step 2

Download and complete the Career Development Fund Application

Applications must include the following:

  • Cover letter outlining the relevancy of the opportunity to your immediate career development.
  • Proof of travel (itinerary, copy of airline, train or bus ticket, or car rental reservation) which clearly outlines a breakdown of cost involved (airline seat selection and baggage fees are excluded).
Step 3 Submit completed application to mcs@dal.ca
Step 4 Students approved to be funded by the Enterprise Career Development Fund are required to submit an Impact Statement (no more than 200 words) within 14 days of returning from the career development event that is funded. Once the Impact Statement is reviewed, payment for the pre-approved amount can be provided via Dalhousie’s approved process for student awards.


Please note it is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application is complete and all attachments are included. Incomplete applications will not be processed and this can result in the delay of consideration for receiving funding from the Career Development Travel Fund.