Each year Management Career Services hosts a Corporate Tour in four metropolitan cities across Canada – Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto and Calgary. Year after year, Corporate Tours continue to be our most anticipated career development opportunity with a lengthy waitlist of students eager to participate.
Employers are also eager to get involved. Providing students an insider’s view into their working environment has maximized brand exposure and attracted more Dalhousie students wanting to work at their organization.
Over twenty organizations participated in last month’s Toronto Corporate Tour. Over three days, 45 Dalhousie students toured organizations such as TD, BMO, TMX Group, P&G, United Way, Canadian Tire, RBC Capital Markets, Loblaw’s, PepsiCo, PWC, and GE Canada. In total, Dalhousie students connected with over 105 human resources, marketing, finance and executive-level professionals.
The advantages for businesses are limitless. Besides touring the facility, business representatives have also engaged students with case studies, information sessions, mock interviews and social receptions. Having the opportunity to assess and identify quality talent; it’s not unusual for employers to recruit future employees directly from the Corporate Tour.
RBC Capital Markets comments, “Our participation in the Dalhousie Corporate Tour has not only been a great opportunity for us to meet some of Canada’s top finance talent, but also to provide them with an inside perspective of the capital markets industry and the variety of opportunities that are available to them. Coming from Atlantic Canada, we find that Dalhousie’s students often bring a different perspective and demeanor that is welcomed and refreshing. It has been a pleasure to take part in this event over the years.”
Contact Jonathan Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out when the next Corporate Tour is coming to your city.