Success: Internship at SimplyCast as Director of Tourism Solutions
- From Trinidad & Tobago
- Background: MBA in International Business, BSc in Management Studies; 20 years of work experience in sales, marketing, and business development.
Why did you choose the MTEI?
The MTEI is a one of a kind offering, blending business with technology, while providing a firm base for starting my own technology business in the future. The Saint Mary's University campus is small enough so that all facilities are accessible, while offering exposure to a very internationalized student population. I chose the MTEI for its great curriculum, high calibre professors, and world class reputation of the Sobey` School of Business.
What do you feel you got out of the MTEI?
I learned how to think like a technology entrepreneur, while also being exposed to the huge startup community that exists within the Halifax Regional Municipality. The support I gained from my professors and industry leaders has been incredible and well beyond my expectations. I feel that I am well equipped to follow the thinking and methodologies necessary for starting any business. I have truly become a T-Shaped individual.
What are you doing now and with what company?
As Director Tourism Solutions, I am heading up the development of the Tourism vertical at SimplyCast Interactive Marketing Ltd: www.simplycast.com. The company offers an automated online marketing campaign platform, which I am introducing to the Tourism sector both locally and internationally.
Any tips for MTEIers looking for internships?
The MTEI sponsors students to attend various conferences; GO TO THEM, NETWORK, and FOLLOW UP with the people you meet!