Q and A: Katie Haigh (Class of ’06)
Katie Haigh is an Undergraduate Academic Advising Officer in the Faculty of Management at Dalhousie. Katie graduated from the Bachelor of Commerce program in 2006 and most recently from Dalhousie with a Master of Public Administration. Katie has been working at Dalhousie for almost twenty years and has been a part of the Undergraduate Advising… Read More »
Feature: Katherine Brewster (Class of ’05)
Katherine Brewster began her career in New York City right at the end of her Dal Commerce studies. Her first job was with Pharo Management, an emerging markets hedge fund. Katherine worked in their back office in operations, which was a fast and furious introduction to the world of alternative investment
Q and A: Valedictorian Shamir Hutcheson (Class of ’21)
Shamir Hutcheson is the valedictorian for the Bachelor of Commerce Class of 2021 for our fall graduation celebrations. Shamir grew up on the island of Grand Bahama in the city of Freeport. At twenty-one she moved to Marietta, Georgia to do her associates degree in communications. Shamir lived in Marietta for two years and after… Read More »
Feature: The Commerce Co-op Program
A lot has changed with the Bachelor of Commerce program over the past 100 years. The most significant change and growth is the co-op program – read to find out more.
Spotlight: Judith Maxwell (Class of ’63)
Since graduating from Dalhousie’s Bachelor of Commerce program in 1963 Judith Maxwell has had a long and prestigious career dedicating her professional life to the field of economics. Judith’s work has contributed significantly to public policy, and she has continued her work helping the community with her company Synapcity.
Spotlight: Etse Kassa (Class of ’13)
Etse Kassa knew that work experience would be key to her success in transitioning from her undergraduate degree to a career. Dalhousie’s co-op program was one of the main factors that lead her to choose the Dalhousie Bachelor of Commerce degree. Her decision paid off as her first employer post-graduation was impressed by the variety… Read More »
Q and A: Alifa Jamal (Class of ’18)
Alifa Jamal graduated from the Bachelor of Commerce program in 2018 where she majored in Marketing Management. Alifa is currently working at Ada as a Digital Marketing Specialist.
Spotlight: Kat Keough (Class of ’19)
Upon Graduating from Dalhousie in 2019 with a major in Finance, Ottawa native Kat Keough decided to take the opportunity to travel. For six months she backpacked around Europe until landing a job in London, England with an emerging Fintech company called OpenGamma.
Q and A: Jonathan Perry (Class of ’06)
Jonathan started his Dalhousie journey in 2000 as a student and has continued it as an employee since 2008. Currently, Jon is a Career and Recruitment Specialist for the Faculty of Management.
Spotlight: Kosta Georgakakos (Class of ’14)
Kosta Georgakakos was born and raised in Halifax and came from your stereotypical big fat Greek family. His grandmother and her seven brothers all opened restaurants, so it was not uncommon to find him in the back of their kitchens’, cutting fries at the age of 12.
Feature: Brittany Bartlett (Class of ’09)
It was a decision that came down to the wire for Brittany Bartlett. Would she enter Dalhousie’s Bachelor of Science program and follow her family into the medical field, or would she opt for the university’s Bachelor of Commerce program and chart her own course?
Q and A: Daniel Bartek (Class of ’14)
Originally from Olomouc, Czech Republic, Daniel graduated from the Rowe School of business at Dalhousie University in 2014.
Spotlight: Claire Richardson (Class of ’08)
Claire Richardson is a Bachelor of Commerce Graduate with a major in marketing from the class of 2008. After moving from Toronto, she fell in love with the Halifax Community.
Feature: Vijay Wadhawan (Class of ’11)
Partway into his Bachelor of Science studies at Dalhousie, Vijay Wadhawan made an important discovery: the academic and career path he had mapped out was not quite right for him.
Alumni Legacy Story
Douglas Mackay, self-described as “a simple Maritime born businessman living in Upper Canada” graduated from Dalhousie’s Bachelor of Commerce program in 1953. He has had an exemplary career in investment banking and is rightfully recognized as a leader in the Canadian finance world.
Q and A: James Darling (Class of ’18)
James Darling is currently working at Deloitte Canada as a Senior Consultant in their Risk Advisory department.
Spotlight: Won Shin (Class of ’18)
Won Shin worked in KPMG’s risk consulting practice for three years, starting as a part-time during his fourth year at Dalhousie and advancing to Senior Consultant.
Feature: Brice Scheschuk (Class of ’94)
by Mark Campbell with files from Lori Bauld Ideas are a dime a dozen. It is really all about execution, methodical approaches to venture building, having the right mindset, and surrounding yourself with the best mentors.