Grad profile: Creating a network of opportunities

Spring Convocation: Emily Davies, Faculty of Management

- May 27, 2014

Management grad Emily Davies. (Danny Abriel photo)
Management grad Emily Davies. (Danny Abriel photo)

As soon as Emily Davies arrived at Dalhousie’s Rowe School of Business, she jumped into student life: volunteering, getting involved on campus and having a good time while doing it.

“Going to class and then home every day was not enough. I had to find other ways to be involved,” says Emily, originally from Orillia, Ont.
She served in various roles on the Dalhousie Commerce Society, the largest student society on campus, becoming president in her final year while also working on a multitude of initiatives. She helped organize the 2013 JDCC conference and competition, the largest case competition ever hosted by Dalhousie with over 550 students from across Canada in attendance.
One of Emily’s particular passions has been charitable work. She helped organize a team of Commerce students who worked to raise over $35,000 for prostate cancer and men’s health awareness during Movember 2013. They also raised over $12,000 for the IWK Foundation and Camp Goodtime during the National Inside Ride 2013 campaign. The success of those and other campaigns got the Commerce Society named the Most Impactful Levied Society of the Year by the Dalhousie Student Union for 2013-14.

Emily completed all this while also participating in three co-op work placements. She says the chance to get, “real-world exposure to the professional environment is what made me choose Dalhousie; I originally came here for the amazing co-op program.”
At this year’s Student Impact Awards, she was one of six students to receive a Dalhousie Student Union “Gold D” in recognition of her involvement and achievement in campus life.
Although she plans to move to Toronto after finishing her Bachelor of Management degree, Emily says she, “fell in love with the university and with Halifax. The East Coast will always feel like home.”

This article is part of a series on our newest graduates. These profiles are also published in the 2014 Spring Convocation Keepsake, which is distributed at Convocation ceremonies. For more on Convocation (including live webcasts), visit the Convocation website.


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