In October, Management Career Services supported four Faculty of Management students to attend Happy Hour Club at the CO+ Space in Dartmouth. Happy Hour Club is a series of events for professionals and students who identify as women, giving them the opportunity to meet and develop their professional networking skills.
Happy Hour Club was founded in 2018 in Fredericton, New Brunswick by Dalhousie alumna Courtney Wilson (BMgmt 2010). Events expanded within New Brunswick in 2019, and this year, expanded again to include Halifax and Charlottetown. The events, which happen in the spring and fall, welcome women from every industry, sector, profession, and phase of life.
“I grew up in Cole Harbour, then went to Dalhousie, then had a wonderful career in Halifax spanning not-for-profit, private sector, and public sector work. In 2017, I moved to Fredericton with my now husband,” says Courtney. “I started Happy Hour Club because I wanted to develop a sense of community and belonging in a new city. I wanted to be part of a vibrant community of incredible women. I applied my past event planning and management experience to create Happy Hour Club, which has been extremely well received across the Maritimes by thousands of women. Our recent Halifax event was the 20th Happy Hour Club event.”
First-year Bachelor of Management student Ritika Harjani decided to take the leap to attend a networking event for the first time during her first semester at Dal. “I gained a lot of knowledge from attending the Happy Hour Club. I got to learn how to introduce myself to other people and what it means to be able to make meaningful connections,” she says. “I also was able to get an understanding of what it means to be an entrepreneur and hear how other people have started their businesses and how they came up with their ideas.”
Also in her first year, Bachelor of Commerce Co-op student Fara Glazerman shares why she decided to attend. “I took advantage of the opportunity to meet and network with inspiring women living in Halifax. The event allowed me to learn about many local businesses, meet like-minded individuals, and continue to build my network. I had a wonderful time at HHC and look forward to attending future events!”
MCS is pleased to offer opportunities for our Bachelor of Commerce Co-op, Bachelor of Management, and Corporate Residency MBA students to learn about possible career paths and meet professionals in a variety of industries. For more networking opportunities and employer information sessions, visit the myCareer event calendar and follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn to stay up-to-date on other opportunities like this one.