Brenden Donaher is a fourth-year Bachelor of Commerce student majoring in finance. A great example of how to leverage your work terms, Brenden has successfully secured a job at Scotiabank in Toronto after graduation. Having utilized events and networking opportunities, he tells us about his successful grad job search:
“My first co-op came after attending Management Career Service’s Toronto Corporate Tour, and the connections made with RBC Capital Markets. After applying online for a co-op position, I was able to discuss my involvement in the tour and use those connections to ultimately land the job.
For my second co-op, I was able to leverage connections made throughout my time at RBC, landing a front office position within Sales and Trading at Scotiabank GBM on the Fixed Income Trading desk. After a successful semester, I returned to Scotiabank GBM for my summer co-op where I spent four months in Calgary working on the Commodity Derivatives desk. Both of these experiences led to me securing my post-grad employment with Scotiabank as a member of the Sales & Trading Rotation Program, based out of Toronto.
Through all my work terms, I realized the importance of not only performing well, but also building a strong network. It’s very important for students to get involved in as many events as possible, such as Industry Week, in order to gain the widest possible exposure to their prospective career field. “
Industry Week begins Monday, November 21st and includes many events such as educational programming on Choosing Your Commerce Major and major-specific information sessions, as well as a Student Panel, where you’ll be able to hear the advice and experiences of some current Dalhousie students, including Brenden. Make sure to sign up on myCareer to secure your place at these great sessions!