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Announcing the winners and finalists of #HireMeHalifax 2020

Posted: April 2, 2020

This year, we received over 50 pitches from extraordinary talent looking for employment opportunities in Halifax. Although the #HireMeHalifax in-person pitch event was cancelled due to COVID-19, our judges assessed pitches remotely and three finalists were chosen.

This year, we are also pleased to present the Stantec Bursary Award of $1,000 in partnership with Stantec to an immigrant or newcomer to Canada who is a current post-secondary student in a STEM field.

We are proud to share this year's winners and finalists.

1st Place Winner

Name: Coady Shay
Program:
Accounting, NSCC
Bio:
From NSCC’s accounting program to SMU in the fall, Coady is bringing his creative skills and media experience to the spreadsheet. He looks forward to opportunities with a local business doing local things in local ways.

View Coady's Video Pitch


2nd Place Winner

Name: Hersh Pithwa
Program:
MBA, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Bio:
Hersh is an MBA graduate with more than three years of experience specializing in B2B Sales. He is goal-oriented, hardworking, customer-centric individual looking forward to insurance sales, retail supervisor, B2B inside sales opportunities.

View Hersh's Video Pitch


3rd Place Winner

Name: Jaya Kaushik
Program:
Business Management, Cape Breton University
Bio:
Jaya is a Business Management student who has proved her abilities as a student, part-time worker and enthusiastic volunteer. She's looking forward to full time job opportunities to learn and evolve.

View Jaya's Video Pitch


Stantec Bursary Award Winner

Name: Alyne Teixeira
Program:
PhD Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Bio:
Alyne is a pharmaceutical scientist with 10+ years of experience in both industry and academia. She is actively involved in organizing science events and writing research articles to broad audiences.

View Alyne's Video Pitch


Finalist

Name: Paulina Mejia Ortiz
Program:
Business Administration, NSCC
Bio:
A resourceful, genuine professional who loves a challenge. Paulina is from Mexico and currently lives just outside Halifax. She holds an International Business Degree and is completing her Business Administration Diploma at NSCC.

View Paulina's Video Pitch


Finalist

Name: Logan Lawrence
Program:
PhD Health Policy
Bio:
Logan is a PhD candidate studying health policy change. As a "specialized generalist", his research training and policy experience enable him to explore complex questions, consider broad implications, and effectively identify and communicate important information.

View Logan's Video Pitch


Finalist

Name: Mandy Crew
Program:
Business, NSCC
Bio:
A Dartmouth resident with a love for her community, Mandy hopes to share her motivation, hard-working nature, and optimism with those she collaborates with, through treating others how she would like to be treated.

View Mandy's Video Pitch


Finalist

Name: Jean-Marie James
Program:
Human Resources, NSCC
Bio:
Jean-Marie has 10 years of HR and banking experience with a Masters Degree in Human Resource Development. She is an avid reader who is passionate about lifelong learning, volunteerism, development of talent and nation building.

View Jean-Marie's Video Pitch


Finalist

Name: Sewon Park
Program:
Accounting, San Diego State University
Bio:
Sewon is a recent accounting graduate from San Diego State University. As a former military personnel, he is a disciplined worker with international education and professional experience. He aspires to work for a company that respects cultural diversity.

View Sewon's Video Pitch


Finalist

Name: Jennifer Aftanas
Program:
Public Relations, NSCC
Bio:
Jennifer has a BA in forensic psychology and will be graduating from the NSCC public relations program this year. With special interest in data and insights, Jennifer aspires to find a career in community growth and innovation.

View Jennifers's Video Pitch


Finalist

Name: Drew MacPhee
Program:
IT Programming and Web Development
Bio:
Drew is an upcoming NSCC graduate in IT programming and web development. Excited to work in a field fueled by continuous learning, she encourages more women to learn about the many opportunities in STEM.

View Drew's Video Pitch


Finalist

Name: Riley MacLennan
Program:
Accounting, NSCC

View Riley's Video Pitch



Interested in seeing all of our finalist's 30-second pitches? Click here to view our #HireMeHalifax 2020 Pitch Competition YouTube playlist.

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