Originally from Franklin, Massachusetts, Kate d’Entremont is a Dalhousie alumna who graduated from the Bachelor of Management program in April 2021 with a major in Leadership & Organizations. Kate’s time at Dalhousie began with pursuing a career in ocean sciences, but after a year, she switched to Management. She felt her skills were better suited for the program, but that it would still give her the opportunity to explore her passion for the ocean.
Kate participated in the optional 8-month internship for students in the Bachelor of Management program and completed her internship as Events & Program Assistant for Management Career Services. She says that during that time, her supervisor helped her develop her personal and professional skills. “I was able to receive an offer for the first job I applied for post-graduation due to the incredible preparation I received from MCS throughout my degree.”
Kate says her biggest accomplishment to date is transitioning from being a student to a working professional during a pandemic. She currently oversees all marketing and communications at the Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission, a non-profit organization that promotes growth and development in Downtown Dartmouth. Her role includes creating and implementing a variety of content, from social media to the monthly newsletter, and maintaining relationships with clients.
Through her job, Kate has had the opportunity to participate in several interesting and rewarding projects, such as filming with the Halifax Chamber of Commerce for their Hidden Gems campaign and Open Street Sundays. Her latest project is helping with the planning of new murals for the downtown area. “The job makes me very happy, which I am very fortunate for and am grateful to have found. I LOVE the community in Downtown Dartmouth. The people and businesses are unmatched. Everyone is kind and supportive with the same goal: make Downtown Dartmouth an even better place to be, without taking away its unique charm and style.” In the future, Kate says she is excited to continue watching Dartmouth grow and thrive.
Kate’s advice for you:
- Use the services provided at Management Career Services.
- Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.
- Take advantage of myCareer.