“Through the Toronto Corporate Tour, I developed soft skills” says Stew Paterson. “The tour is an engaging and interactive way to network with leading business professionals and was more valuable than many classes.”
Having spent his undergraduate studies at three different universities, Stew noticed that Dalhousie focused highly on “intangibles”; activities outside of the classroom. Stew believes “the most important intangible is my network of connections”. During his time at Dal, Stew was highly involved in networking activities. As a former President of the Finance Society, Stew made connections he never thought possible. Stew says that “connections made through society events will prove invaluable to any student down the road.”
As an MBA grad, Stew believes that developing a network of connections is the key to success. His clearly defined goals of what he wanted to be, where he wanted to go and how he could get there, allowed him to land a position in the TD Securities Trading Rotation Program.
Watch out for the next Corporate Tour heading to Toronto and/Calgary in Spring 2012!