Daniel Alleyne is a fourth year student at Dalhousie University in the Bachelor of Commerce program majoring in International Business. Most recently, he completed his co-op work term as a Marketing Strategist with People Plus Consulting during the summer.
Daniel attended the fall 2013 Halifax Corporate Tour where he had the opportunity to visit companies from various industries ranging from Citco Financial to The Chronicle Herald. This was great timing for Daniel who, at that point in time, was unsure of his major and used the Corporate Tour as a chance to learn about what opportunities were available for co-op and post-grad employment. By participating in the tour, Daniel also gained insight on how to network effectively:
“Through the Corporate Tour I was able to understand the implications and need for proper preparation when approaching companies and potential employers. From preparing questions, and knowing your value proposition, to actively participating in any discussions during the course of the day.”
For students who are considering registering for the upcoming Halifax Corporate Tour, Daniel offers some encouraging advice:
“The Halifax Corporate Tour helped me understand the importance of taking initiative, making valuable and memorable connections, and taking the time to follow up with each individual. Regardless of whether you know what you want to be when you grow up, or if the idea of graduation is a scary one, by taking the initiative to sign up and attend the Corporate Tour you are making a decision that will undoubtedly benefit you and your future.”