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Dal business students gain an Executive Recruiter in Residence

Posted by Faculty of Management on February 1, 2016 in News

(L to R) Gerald Walsh consults with Lauren Bosnjak (MBA 2016), Lorn Sheehan, Director, Rowe School of Business, and Anna Cranston, Director, Management Career Services

Dalhousie University’s Management Career Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Gerald Walsh, MBA, CPA, CMA, as its Executive Recruiter in Residence for a two-year term. In this newly established role, the first of its kind for an Atlantic Canadian university, Walsh will help students better understand how to meet the needs of industry hiring managers and recruiters.

In addition to his ongoing role as president of Gerald Walsh Associates Inc., Walsh’s responsibility as Executive Recruiter in Residence is to serve as a strategic consultant and career coach, providing Management Career Services’ student clients with insightful career advice and industry expertise through in-class presentations and one-on-one consultations.

Walsh’s leadership in the business community is seen as a valuable resource for forging new relationships with local employers and connecting them with the incredible source of talent available through Dalhousie business students and grads.

In addition, students in the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Management, Corporate Residency MBA and Master of Library and Information Studies programs will receive free access to Walsh’s recently published book, PINNACLE: How to Land the Right Job and Find Fulfillment in Your Career.

A graduate of Dalhousie’s MBA program, Walsh can personally relate to the challenges graduating students face as they strive to compete in the job market, enter the business world full-time and build a meaningful career.

 “I’m looking forward to helping students build their career intelligence and to open doors for them with employers,” says Walsh who, as a professional accountant, small business owner and community leader, brings a wealth of knowledge in job-search preparedness that will help students make the transition from school to work.

 “This is a unique opportunity to work with young people as they prepare to launch their careers,” says Walsh. “It’s an exciting time for them and it’s a privilege for me to be part of that experience.”

Director of Management Career Services, Anna Cranston, believes having an Executive Recruiter in Residence will be an asset to Dalhousie’s Faculty of Management and comes at a critical time for retaining talented young professionals in the region: “In order to help drive regional prosperity and support the OneNS Coalition goals of increasing work-integrated learning and youth employment opportunities, we need to broaden our outreach and influence. While the Management Career Services team already does an exceptional job at employer development, the addition of an Executive Recruiter in Residence adds another spoke in the wheel—a very shiny one.”

Students in Dalhousie’s Corporate Residency MBA program can look forward to engaging with Walsh during his first in-class session in late February.