#HireMeHalifax Pitch Competition

Congratulations to our #HireMeHalifax Pitch Competition winnerMelissa Loder, who took home the $1,000 cash prize. 

Our runners up:

2nd place: Kanaar Bell

3rd place: Aayoosh Sapra

People's Choice: Jared Piercey

From February 4 - March 4, 2019, we challenged Halifax's top talent to submit their best 30-second elevator pitch. On March 26th, the top ten participants presented their pitches live at the Atlantica Hotel Halifax to an audience of students, employers and a panel of judges. 


Watch the 2019 #HireMeHalifax finalists' videos now!


(1st place)

Melissa will be graduating from the NSCC accounting program this spring. As a military veteran, she is no stranger to hard work. She aspires to find a career with a respectable company that shares her values.



(2nd place)

Kanaar is in his final year as a psychology student at Saint Mary’s University. He is driven by his pride in being a second-generation Canadian, and is actively involved in community development initiatives, youth engagement trainings, and event planning. 



(3rd place)

Aayoosh is a passionate leader with experience in healthcare, real estate and software technology. Armed with a background in engineering and industrial-organizational psychology, Aayoosh wants to solve companies’ challenges.



(People's Choice)

Currently an NSCC accounting student, Jared will continue working towards his goal of becoming a CPA this fall. He is eager to begin his career in business with an innovative company that values results and has room to grow.



As a current accounting co-op student-athlete at St. Francis Xavier University, Isaac is looking to learn all of the technical and soft skills he can in order to be a key business leader in his future full-time career.





This photo and travel enthusiast, also known as the “idea gal”, is currently finishing her advanced diploma of public relations with a previous honours degree in psychology. Laura is looking to work in a creative marketing communications position.





Tony is a management student at NSCC with a love for leading teams and project management. He prides himself on his interpersonal skills and his ability to inspire people to reach their fullest potential.



Joanne will graduate from NSCC’s business administration program with an accounting concentration this April. She is fluent in English and Mandarin, and is actively involved as VP Finance for Enactus Ivany Campus. She is hard working and easygoing.



A Venture For Canada Fellow and soon-to-be business graduate from Saint Mary’s University (where started his own business), Nic is a jack-of-all-trades. He loves creative work and has experienced storytelling, web design, photo, and video at his marketing internships.



Christopher is a soon-to-be marketing graduate who is excited to learn new skills from the ever-changing marketing field while honing his talents. He enjoys networking with diverse groups of people and cultivating personal relationships.