Job Shadowing Week 2020 in Halifax

Posted: February 12, 2020

Sarah Cameron

Experiential Learning Coordinator
[email protected]

Get matched with Halifax professionals for a workplace visit during Job Shadow Week – February 18-21, 2020. A great way for current post-secondary student to explore career options over a day or two. You’ll have the opportunity to learn and interview professionals in their workplace, make connections, and gain valuable advice and insight.

  • To participate you must be a student enrolled in a post-secondary institution or a recent graduate in the last three years
  • Opportunities are available on a first-come-first-serve basis
  • The deadline to apply is Monday, February 17, 4:00 pm

Halifax Partnership

Spots Available: 12
Date & Time:
February 18, 2020 | 9am-1pm

The Halifax Partnership is Halifax's economic development organization. We sell Halifax globally, help businesses succeed, and track economic performance. Get to know the Halifax Partnership and the learn about the wide-range of career paths available. Students will get the chance to experience working together collaboratively as a team to answer questions, have discussions on certain topics of interest and share their ideas and opinions.

  • Tour the Halifax Partnership facility
  • Attend our African Nova Scotia Business Plan Meeting
  • Meet each of our department heads and the Executive Team
  • Participate in small breakout sessions

Lindsay Construction

Spots Available: 4
Date & Time:
February 19, 2020 | 9am-12pm

Lindsay Construction provides exceptional building services to clients who value the innovation, integrity, and experience we bring to every job we perform. An opportunity for students who are interested in the construction management business. There are four positions available for Job Shadowing Week.

  1. Information Technology (IT): learn about desktop analysis amd network support while shadowing a professional on the IT team.
  2. Construction Safety (Occupational Health and Safety): learn about occupational health and safety and how it applies in the construction industry.
  3. Finance & Accounting: Work with a finance and/or accounting professional to understand the day-to-day requirements for office administration.
  4. Estimating: Construction estimators calculate costs and prepare estimates for projects. Learn about managing and co-ordinate construction projects.

Manulife Financial

Spots Available: 10
Date & Time:
February 19, 2020 | 8:30am-4:30pm

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that provides financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. There are 10 positions available for Job Shadowing for students with an interest in IT, Finance, HR, Business, Marketing & Communications, Commerce & Health Sciences.

  • Tour the Manulife Financial facility
  • Participate in breakout job shadowing & focus groups that stimulate what it's like to work at Manulife
  • Experience working collaboratively as a team to answer questions, have discussions on certain topics of interest and share ideas and opinions


Spots Available: 1
Date & Time:
4 full days, February 18 - 21, 2020 | 9am-4:30pm

Cossette is a 360 communications and marketing agency. There is a Advertising Accountant Executive Assistant available for Job Shadowing. They are looking for a student who is organized, curious and creative with an interest in marketing, advertising, communication and design.

Halifax Chamber of Commerce

Spots Available: 1
Date & Time:
February 19 - 20, 2020 | 9am-5pm

The Halifax Chamber of Commerce is a business advocacy organization committed to creating value and prosperity for its members. There is one, two-day opportunity available for a student to shadow the communications and member relations team. The Communications Assistant will learn how to write social media posts promoting events & member benefits, attend a brainstorming session on a new exciting project, a ‘how-to’ networking seminar to gain valuable networking skills and a member networking event.

Blue Ocean

Spots Available: 4
Date & Time:
February 20, 2020 | 9am-4pm

Blue Ocean is a Halifax-headquartered business that provides a variety of customer care solutions including tech support, customer service, reservations, and order management for some of the world’s best brands. There are four job shadow positions available for students with interest in commerce, marketing, business, administration and HR.

  1. Enterprise Sales Executive (2 positions): Learn how the sales and marketing functions interconnect, have a front seat view of the sales function chasing leads and working a multi-million dollar sales pipeline, see how sales execs identify and qualify potential leads and how they build account plans, work target accounts, and manage all the details associated with complex solution sales.
  2. Talent Acquisition Specialist (2 positions): Learn about initial screenings, skills testing, realistic job previews, in-person interviews, and the best part – making the offer!

NS Association of Realtors

Spots Available: 1
Date & Time:
February 20, 2020 | 9am-4:30pm

The NS Association of Realtors represents approximately 1,500 real estate brokers and salespeople across the province. There is one job shadowing position available to a student interested in marketing, communications, public relations or real estate.

  • Communications Assistant: shadow the daily work of the Communications Director (newsletter preparation, social media, member engagement), chat with the government relations/communications advisor, assist in filming an information session for members and livestreaming the event.


Spots Available: 1
Date & Time:
February 20, 2020 | 9am-4:30pm

Deloitte provides audit & assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. There is one job shadowing position available to a student interested in marketing, communications or public relations.

  • Marketing Coordinator Assistant: Work alongside the Marketing Coordinator, gain insight into a professional services firm, learn how to coordinate event details, strategically plan and collaborate with various other teams, contribute to writing opportunities such as newsletters and invitations, assist with building out a comprehensive event plan and presenting it to the marketing team at the end of the day.

Arrow Electronics Inc.

Spots Available: 5
Date & Time:
February 19, 2020 | 8:30am-4:30pm

Arrow Electronics specializes in distribution and value-added services relating to electronic components and computer products. There are 5 job shadowing positions available to a student interested in business, electronics or engineering.

  • Attend digital training & sales management meeting
  • Get to know the Digital Marketing team
  • Experience a day in the life of the Sales team

Kerr Group of Companies

Spots Available: 2
Date & Time:
February 18, 2020 | 9am-4:30pm (Social Media Assistant)
February 19, 2020 | 9am-4:30pm (Office Clerk)

Kerr Group of Companies is parent company of two business; Frontier Technologies and Northern Business Intelligence. Frontier Technologies is one of Canada’s largest telecommunications workforce optimization organizations and Northern Business Intelligence is one of Geotab’s largest resellers. There are two job shadowing positions available to students interested in office administration, marketing, public relations, commerce, business and communications.

  1. Office Clerk: Shadow the Office Manager, experience hands on administrative work, ask questions and participate in office management tasks (supply management, facility management, reception, admin work).
  2. Social Media Assistant: Shadow the Executive Assistant & HR Manager, learn about media monitoring, social media post creation, scheduling and analysis and create graphics.

Halifax Regional Municipality

Spots Available: 10
Date & Time:
February 19, 2020 | 1pm-5pm

Employing over 4,000 people, the Halifax Regional Municipality is committed to being an inclusive, collaborative and respectful place to work. There are 10 job shadowing positions available to students interested in public service, public affairs, communications or business

  • Tour City Hall
  • Learn about the municipal government and all the exciting career opportunities available at Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Jobs available for students and new grads will be highlighted

Renderator Technologies Labs Inc.

Spots Available: 2
Date & Time:
February 20, 2020 | 9am-5pm

Renderator provides visualization technologies to help real estate developers to pre-sell and pre-lease their properties. There are two job shadowing positions available to students interested in marketing, advertising, commerce, business or web development.

Marketing & Web Development Assistant: Work on making videos for social media and web, experience how a company can grow at the speed of light optimizing every single expect of the business, with a large remote team of people from different cultures, countries and time zones, learn website design and development, create graphics.

Municipal Councillor’s Office (HRM)

Spots Available: 1
Date & Time:
February 19, 2020 | 9am-3pm

There is one job shadowing opportunity with an elected official from the Halifax Regional Municipality for a student with interest in politics, political science, or Municipal Government. The Municipality Councillor Assistant will shadow a Municipal Councillor, attend Audit & Finance Committee and participate in a day in the life of a Municipal Councillor.

National Public Relations

Spots Available: 1
Date & Time:
February 20, 2020 | 9am-12pm

NATIONAL is a full-service marketing communications agency with offices across Canada. There is one job shadowing opportunity for a student interested in public relations, communications or writing.

  • Coordinator/Associate Assistant: Experience social media, integrated marketing communications, writing, research admin and possibly design in a marketing/communications setting, sit in on meetings and experience what it’s like working with a client.

Dispension Industries Inc.

Spots Available: 1
Date & Time:
February 19, 2020 | 9am-5pm

Dispension is a life sciences and technology company with intent on being the global leader is secure automated retail of regulated products (cannabis, alcohol, pharmaceuticals, tobacco, lottery, etc.). There is one job shadowing opportunity for a student interested in biology, chemistry, marketing or agriculture.

  • Executive Assistant: Support day-to-day tasks perfomred by the Dispension Marketing team, learn about business devlopment, social media marketing, technical writing, graphic design and administrative tasks.



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