Office Hours: How Students and New Grads Can Launch a Career with Bell

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For students and new grads looking to hatch a career in telecommunications and media, Bell is often at the top of their list of places to apply. Bell’s plentiful and diverse opportunities for young professionals make it a great place to kickstart an exciting career.

On August 16th, we chatted with four recruiting experts from Bell to bring you exclusive insights on their company. Over the span of 60 minutes, we covered all sorts of topics, such as entry-level career opportunities, internships, and the hiring process.

If you couldn’t make the event, we’ve got you covered! Check out the full transcript below.

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We will be starting the event promptly at 4 p.m. EST – stay tuned!

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Hello, and welcome to Office Hours with Bell! My name is Melissa and I’ll be monitoring today’s chat.

We’re super egg-cited to get things rolling. Today, we have a very special guest joining us from Bell’s team who will be answering your career questions.

Before we get started, I’ll quickly explain how this event works. Students and grads (that’s you!) will submit career questions over the next hour, and our guest experts will do their best to answer as many of them as they can. You can ask about anything from Bell’s entry-level jobs to their hiring processes, and even upwards mobility. The sky’s the limit!

If you pre-registered and submitted an advance question, then you can sit back and relax! If you have additional questions, you can submit them live during the chat.

Now let’s introduce our guest egg-sperts! Why don’t you introduce yourselves?

Bnita – Leadership Development Specialist @ Bell  
Hi everyone! My name is Bnita and I am a recent graduate from the University of Toronto. Currently in Bell’s Consumer Markets and Media Program, I am on rotation with the grad team supporting grad and intern initiatives. Looking forward to answering your questions!

Amanda Lee; Specialist, Leadership Development 
Hi! My name is Amanda Lee, I’m a recent graduate from Dalhousie University. I began my career with Bell last summer in the Customer Experience Consulting Internship and have now joined full-time as a specialist in Leadership Development. I look forward to answering your questions!

Patricia Melville – Senior Consultant, Talent Acquisition  
Hi there! My name is Patricia and I am the Senior Consultant for Talent Acquisition and support the Campus Recruitment team at Bell. I am so excited for our Office Hours chat today!

Samuel Joseph – Talent Acquisition for Campus Recruitment Consultant  
Hi my name is Samuel, I have been working at Bell for the past 6 years where I started as a sales customer service agent and worked my way up to the HR team. As a Talent Acquisition Consultant, I am currently responsible for the recruitment of Grads in the Quebec region. I am very excited in answering your questions today

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Great – let’s get started!

Joanna, a Business and Law major at the University of Waterloo asks:
“What makes a resume stand out to Bell recruiters?”

Patricia Melville – Senior Consultant, Talent Acquisition  
Hi Joanna. Hope you are enjoying your summer! An ideal resume is neatly structured and clearly organized with all of your experience listed in chronological order. Please list relevant skills that are related to the job description and don’t be afraid to be bold key words or experiences that you want to highlight. Since we are recruiting for our next generation of leaders, we place a lot of emphasis on leadership and team work capabilities. This can be either through work experience or extracurricular activities. Important tip: Always make sure you re-read and check your resume for spelling or grammatical errors.

Hopiny, an Accounting and Finance major at Schulich School of Business asks:
“How is Bell’s CPA program structured?”

Bnita – Leadership Development Specialist @ Bell  
Hi Hopiny. Thanks for your question. The Finance Approved Training Office (ATO) program is very unique because you can obtain your CPA designation while gaining industry experience. It is a 30-month rotational program where you can do rotations in internal audit & risk advisory, business finance and the controller’s group. This program gives you wide experience while benefiting from a senior leader as your mentor. The recruitment for this program begins in September 2016 for opportunities beginning in 2017.

Hesnam, an Electrical and Computer Engineering major at Ryerson asks:
“How can a new grad start a career with Bell?”

Amanda Lee; Specialist, Leadership Development  
Hi Hesnam. A new grad can start a career at Bell through 1 of our 9 graduate leadership programs. As an electrical and computer engineer, the programs that may be of interest to you are: Operations Management, Business Intelligence, Information Technology and Network. Each of these programs have roles that are looking for analytical and technical skills. For example, in the Operations Management program we are looking for forecasters and process improvement specialists. All of these opportunities will be opening up on August 29th on our www.bell.ca/campustocareer website

Manan, an Economics major at Wilfrid Laurier University asks:
“What kind of opportunities does Bell have for new grads with an Economics background?”

Bnita – Leadership Development Specialist @ Bell  
Hi Manan, great question. For an economics grad there are opportunities in the Business Intelligence, Consumer Markets and Media and Operations Management grad programs.

Alexa, a Journalism major at Humber College asks:
“What is the company culture like at Bell?”

Samuel Joseph – Talent Acquisition for Campus Recruitment Consultant  
Great question Alexa, Bell is an environment where you can learn from various leaders who are really open to new ideas. You get to create long lasting relationship and always changing with something new and innovative. It is the perfect environment to grow in

Shraddha, a Schulich School of Business student asks:
“What qualities do you look for in a candidate for Bell’s Graduate Leadership Program?”

Patricia Melville – Senior Consultant, Talent Acquisition  
Hi Shraddha. We get this question a lot! We understand students and recent graduates may not have a lot of experience. Some of our programs focus on the technical skills while other programs look at the soft skills of an individual, including teamwork, leadership, and communication. As a result, we take into consideration and put an emphasis on extracurricular involvement and volunteering experience that is display on an individuals’ resume. We are looking for passionate team players that are natural leaders and curious about solving problems and continuously learning.

Ola  
Hi, when do you hire for new grad positions at Bell?

Patricia Melville – Senior Consultant, Talent Acquisition  
Hi Ola! Hope you are doing well today. All of our 2017 new grad opportunities will be posted starting August 29th, 2016 until September 29th, 2016 at ourwww.bell.ca/campustocareer website.

Talha, an Accounting major at Schulich School of Business asks:
“What career path would a CPA typically have at Bell?”

Bnita – Leadership Development Specialist @ Bell  
Hi Talha. After the Finance ATO program, a CPA at Bell can have a very wide career path at Bell. New grads go onto positions in internal audit, taxation or even risk advisory and can even be promoted to senior manager in these areas.

Rohanbhaumik  
How can a MBA grad start a Product career with Bell? More specifically, what are the kind of opportunities in Product Management that would apply for fresh MBA grads?

Patricia Melville – Senior Consultant, Talent Acquisition  
Hi Rohan. Thanks for your question! As a recent MBA, there are various roles available within product management. For example, we have Product Managers in our mobility business that act as account managers with different phone providers, such as Apple or Samsung. We also have product managers within our residential services business that help support on our TV products, such as Fibe TV and Crave TV. Opportunities within these areas are available on ourwww.bell.ca/jobs website.

Renu, a student at Ryerson University asks:
“Can you please provide some techniques for standing out to Bell recruiters during the interview process?”

Patricia Melville – Senior Consultant, Talent Acquisition 
Hi Renu. This is great question! To stand out in the interview process, my biggest advice would be to always be yourself. You know you, better than anyone. Make sure you maintain great eye contact throughout the interview and make sure to ask good, insightful questions for the interviewer at the end of the interview. This will leave a great impression on the interviewer!

Kanmi, a Business major at Thompson Rivers University asks:
“What training opportunities are available for students and new grads?”

Samuel Joseph – Talent Acquisition for Campus Recruitment Consultant  
Great question Kanmi, Bell now offers 9 different programs in various field of interest. Bell is really looking for great candidate with leadership potential to take on the various opportunities we are offering. Bell will provide the environment and the personnel to help you grow you just need to come ready to learn and make a different and those opportunities are for recent grads.

Stella, a Psychology major at York University asks:
“How can I make myself stand out from other candidates?”

Bnita – Leadership Development Specialist @ Bell  
Hi Stella. Good question, in terms of standing out from candidates I would attend the information session. We’re coming to campuses across Ontario and Quebec, and even some in the Atlantic region this September. These are a great opportunity to learn more about Bell and network with representatives from our company.

Erika, a Carleton University student asks:
“Where and when can we see the opportunities available for recent graduates?”

Patricia Melville – Senior Consultant, Talent Acquisition  
Hi Erika. All of our 2017 new grad opportunities will be posted starting August 29th, 2016 until September 29th, 2016 at ourwww.bell.ca/campustocareer website.

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Amyna  
What do you enjoy about working in your industry?

Samuel Joseph – Talent Acquisition for Campus Recruitment Consultant  
Nice question Amyna, Bell is environment with lots of opportunity to grow. I am actually a testament of that. It is a fast past environment with so much opportunity to learn from all types of leaders in their field. To me it is the perfect environment for anyone ready to grow and make a difference.

Shripad, a Marketing and Strategy major at Schulich School of Business asks:
“How does a candidate who does not have experience in the telecom sector move towards getting a job at Bell?”

Amanda Lee; Specialist, Leadership Development  
Hi Shripad! Great question! Here at Bell, we understand that many students have limited job experience, especially in our industry. We look at many skills when reviewing candidates such as analytical and technical skills, and we also look at softer skills such as communication and leadership abilities. We are looking for ambitious candidates who exhibit a passion to work at a great company such as Bell. A couple of examples of how you could show us this is through attending our info sessions, coming prepared with knowledge about the industry and current trends, or even by asking questions at chats such as these!

Bob, a Computer Science major at the University of Ottawa asks:
“What is the work/life balance at Bell like?”

Bnita – Leadership Development Specialist @ Bell  
Hi Bob. Great question :). There’s a great life balance here at Bell! Many grads pursue designations, take courses on the side or are part of sport leagues while working full time and don’t miss a beat.

Hopiny Panchalingam  
If you are going to describe the culture in one word what will it be?

Amanda Lee; Specialist, Leadership Development  
Hi there Hopiny! One word I would use to describe Bell’s culture is “egg-citing!” Bell is a friendly, face-paced and inclusive environment where everyone is willing to help.

Ola  
What is the hiring process for new graduates?

Bnita – Leadership Development Specialist @ Bell 
Hi Ola. Great question! After you have submitted your application (consisting of a resume, cover letter and transcript) you will also be asked to complete a video interview as part of your application. This is an awesome tool that we use in our recruitment process to get to know you a bit better. You can answer the questions during your own time and our team will review your answers once you have completed it. Once we receive the videos, those who are eligible to move forward to the next round in the recruiting process will be asked into one of our Bell offices for a face to face behavioural interview. These questions will be based on your past experience and future goals, so make sure you brush up on the STAR method of answering behavioural interview questions.

Catherine, a Marketing and Information Systems Management major at Schulich School of Business asks:
“If you had to group your major projects into buckets, what would they be? (Ex. Insights, technical, functional, team based, etc.)”

Amanda Lee; Specialist, Leadership Development  
Hi Catherine. Major projects at Bell can certainly be split into different areas of project management. Some projects are more people or team based which could be found in our Human Resources team that affect all employees. This could include things like performance management or employee engagement. Other projects are very technical in nature, such as operations management and deploying new network technologies.

Shana, a University of Toronto student asks:
“What’s your favourite thing about working at Bell?”

Patricia Melville – Senior Consultant, Talent Acquisition  
Hey Shana. I love getting this question! I would definitely say my favourite thing about working at Bell is the people. The team that I work with at Bell is very supportive and helps provide me with new opportunities for growth and development. They help support me in all aspects of my professional development, in addition to my own personal goals. For example, my leader and I have weekly meeting to discuss my progress and how I can continue learning and gaining new skills. Some of my colleagues are my best friends and we do everything together – go to the movies, go for dinners and even travel together! P.S. It is really difficult to pick just one favourite thing because I love every aspect about working at Bell.

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Allison, a Seneca College student asks:
“How does Bell create community/culture in the workplace when the company is so large?”

Amanda Lee; Specialist, Leadership Development  
Hi Allison! Very good question; creating a strong organizational culture at such a large company is definitely a challenging task to accomplish. However, I believe we have accomplished this at Bell by hiring a diverse group of people with values and beliefs similar to those that Bell has as a company. Many the people that work here at Bell are actively involved in community service both during and outside of work. For example, I spent a fairly large amount of time volunteering at CAMH this summer, a place where Bell has had a significant impact with their “Bell Let’s Talk” campaign. Bell does a fantastic job at keeping employees across the organization connected and makes it easy to not only build an incredibly valuable network, but also to get involved with after-hours activities, volunteering, etc.

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We’re halfway through Office Hours which means it’s time for our poll!

What are you most egg-cited to learn about today?

Bell’s Graduate Leadership Program 28%
Bell’s internships/co-ops 13%
Company culture 13%
Application/hiring process 33%
Career growth 13%

Rebecca, a University of Toronto student asks:
“What advice would you give to someone preparing for an interview with Bell?”

Samuel Joseph – Talent Acquisition for Campus Recruitment Consultant  
Nice question Rebecca. In preparation for a Bell interview, I would recommend researching about the company to ensure you are up to date on current events that are affecting Bell and the telecom industry. This always shows the interviewer that you have prepared in advance of the interview. Many of our GLP programs use a case study as part of the interview process. This is where a candidate has 2 hours to read a case and prepare a powerpoint presentation on their recommendation to the business problem. It would be very beneficial to practice a case study presentation in the allotted time before your interview to help practice looking at business problems.

Tina  
I graduated with a degree in history but I’d really like to explore career options at Bell-what is the best way to do this?

Patricia Melville – Senior Consultant, Talent Acquisition  
Hi Tina. Hope you are doing well. If you recently graduated within the last 2 years, you would qualify for our Graduate Leadership Programs. The program that would be most suitable to your degree would be the Consumer Markets & Media Management program which is an 18-month rotational program across various areas of the business – we like to call it our general rotational program for people who are not sure about where they want to land in their career. It’s a great program to explore new opportunities within marketing, product management, operations, sales etc. We have had various grads join Bell through this program with business and engineering backgrounds, but also those with history, arts and science degrees.

Hopiny Panchalingam  
Are you planning to have any on site networking events in Toronto where we get the opportunity to visit the office?

Bnita – Leadership Development Specialist @ Bell  
Hi Hopiny. Thanks for your question. If you attend a GTA based school, I would check with your career center to see when we’re holding our on campus information session. However, we are open to arranging office visits if there is more interest from your school.

Noman, a University of Guelph student asks:
“What is the process of getting accepted into the CPA program with Bell?”

Bnita – Leadership Development Specialist @ Bell  
Hi Noman. The process of getting accepted into the CPA program follows the same process as our other Graduate Leadership Programs. After you submit your application you will be prompted to complete a video based interview which allows you to video record yourself answering questions prepared by Bell. Those eligible to move forward will then be invited into Bell for a face to face interview with our interview panel.

Amreen, an Industrial Engineering major at the University of Toronto asks:
“What motivates employees to excel at Bell?”

Samuel Joseph – Talent Acquisition for Campus Recruitment Consultant  
Hi Amreen that is a great question. You know when you enjoy something you never see time fly. Working at Bell is similar. With the many opportunities to be part of great change and to excel in your field by learning new thing it is the ideal environment. You get to grow, learn and experience new thing while having fun.

Logan  
What kind of relationship do Bell employees have with their coworkers? Is it more collaborative or individualistic?

Samuel Joseph – Talent Acquisition for Campus Recruitment Consultant  
Hi Logan, Bell is most definitely a cooperative environment. While it is a big company you we get to interact with so many different departments on a regular basis for various project and day-today activities. You get to be part of a big family.

Jingke, a Business Administration and Finance at the University of Toronto asks:
“What career opportunities does Bell have for Business or Finance students?”

Amanda Lee; Specialist, Leadership Development  
Hi Jingke. Thanks for your question. We have 2 Graduate Leadership Programs in our Finance team. The first is our Approved training office (ATO) program that is a 30-month rotational program across internal audit & risk advisory, business finance and the controller’s group. You will be able to obtain your CPA through this program. Our other grad program is the Business Finance team that is meant for students looking to work in Finance but not necessarily pursue their CPA. Job functions would include treasury, business unit finance, and financial operations.

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Angela, a Wilfrid Laurier University asks:
“What is the hiring process for internships?”

Amanda Lee; Specialist, Leadership Development  
Hi Angela. Great question! After you have submitted your application (consisting of a resume, cover letter and transcript) you will also be asked to complete a video interview as part of your application. This is an awesome tool that we use in our recruitment process to get to know you a bit better. You can answer the questions during your own time and our team will review your answers once you have completed it. Once we receive the videos, those who are eligible to move forward to the next round in the recruiting process will be asked into one of our Bell offices for a face to face behavioural interview. These questions will be based on your past experience and future goals, so make sure you brush up on the STAR method of answering behavioural interview questions.

Marie  
How can I apply my creative skills at Bell?

Bnita – Leadership Development Specialist @ Bell  
Hi Marie, great question. I know that was one of my concerns as well. Here at Bell we are always looking to challenge the status quo so we need creative people who can think out of the box and invent new ways of doing it. Also if you’re creative and like media, there’s a grad program with Bell Media that deals with productions.

Hopiny Panchalingam  
After obtaining a CPA, can we explore other opportunities in sales?

Patricia Melville – Senior Consultant, Talent Acquisition 
Hi Hopiny. Thanks for your question! You’ve had a lot of great questions today. After obtaining a CPA designation, you can certainly move into sales. One thing that Bell really emphasizes is career mobility and moving around to different departments. For example, I’ve worked in pricing, marketing and HR in my career so far!

Rohanbhaumik  
If there were 4 “essential” technical skills that you would look for in candidates in the “Campus to Career” program, what would they be?

Patricia Melville – Senior Consultant, Talent Acquisition  
Hi Rohan. If you are looking to apply to one of our technical programs, such as Business Intelligence, IT or Network, four essential skills would be project management, coding, programming, and data modelling. We also have extensive training available within these areas to help ease your transition in the workplace.

Joseph, a University of Guelph student asks:
“Who is eligible to apply to Bell’s Graduate Leadership Program?”

Patricia Melville – Senior Consultant, Talent Acquisition  
Hi Joseph. Students who are in their final year of university and graduating in 2017 are eligible to apply for our Graduate Leadership Program; in addition, those who have recently graduated in 2015 or 2016 are also eligible to apply.

Deepak, an Information Technology student at Lambton College asks:
“What kind of opportunities does Bell have for new grads in IT?”

Samuel Joseph – Talent Acquisition for Campus Recruitment Consultant  
Hi Deepak. We have a Graduate Leadership Program that is dedicated to Information Technology and hiring new grads into this area of Bell. The Information Technology team develops solutions that allow Bell to provide services to our customers. The team also manages Bell’s IT infrastructure and ensure services are up and running for over 700 internal programs. The recruitment for this program begins in September 2016 and the positions will begin in 2017.

Abdul, a University of Victoria student asks:
“What advice can you give to an MBA graduate looking to start a career with Bell?”

Bnita – Leadership Development Specialist @ Bell  
Hi Abdul. If you have less than 3 years of experience in between your undergrad and masters degree you are eligible to apply to our Graduate Leadership Programs. Otherwise, we have several roles that are available immediately for you to apply to on our www.bell.ca/jobs website. I would recommend that you create career alerts so that you are notified of new opportunities that are of interest.

Sophia  
What kind of charitable initiatives can Bell employees get involved in?

Patricia Melville – Senior Consultant, Talent Acquisition  
Hi Sophia. We take a lot of pride at Bell with our charitable and community initiatives. We have a lot of different drives available throughout the year including food drives, clothing drives and even a backpack for kids drive for students who are in need. We also have a very strong partnership with the United Way and have charity campaigns that support their programs. One of our biggest initiatives is our Bell Let’s Talk campaign, designed to break the silence around mental illness and support mental health all across Canada. Bell employees can help support in local events or even get involved by texting and tweeting on Bell Let’s Talk day.

Amyna  
What makes you stand out from other firms?

Bnita – Leadership Development Specialist @ Bell  
Hi Amyna. Great question. Aside from being one of Canada’s largest telecommunications company and the 3rd most recognizable brand in Canada we have career mobility. With a company as big as Bell there are opportunities in any area you can think of and it’s easy move around when you’re looking for a new and challenging opportunity.

Hopiny Panchalingam  
What are biggest social events for employees?

Amanda Lee; Specialist, Leadership Development 
Hello again Hopiny! We have lots of social events here at Bell! One of the biggest events of the year is our annual holiday party, but it ranges from summer parties, outings and trips with other grads, and even team off-sites. Our last team off-site included about 30 Bell employees and we spent the morning aligning on strategy and a fun-filled sunny afternoon together at Canada’s Wonderland!

Talha  
What makes Bell employees stand out once they’ve been hired?

Patricia Melville – Senior Consultant, Talent Acquisition  
Hi Talha. One of the best ways to stand out once being hired at Bell is to be a team player. Always lean in when someone asks for help and provide support whenever needed. This will show team members that you are reliable and dedicated, as well as always up for a challenge. This advice has always worked for me and I would encourage everyone to do the same!

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Alex  
Will any of the new graduate positions have a start date in January?

Bnita – Leadership Development Specialist @ Bell  
Hi Alex. Egg-cellent question. Yes, it is possible to start in January. Some of the programs that could have a January start date are Network, IT, Bell Business Markets and Business Intelligence.

Bhanu, a Software Engineering Technology student at Centennial College asks:
“I see many jobs related to networking technologies, but do you have opportunities using software/web/android development and testing?”

Amanda Lee; Specialist, Leadership Development  
Hi Bhanu. Yes! We do have new opportunities in this area. All of our software development and testing opportunities will be posted in our IT grad program posting which opens up on August 29th.

Mark  
If I submit my application online, how long does it take to get a response on whether or not I’ve landed an interview?

Samuel Joseph – Talent Acquisition for Campus Recruitment Consultant  
Hi Mark thanks for your question. Once our posting closes at the end of September, you will receive a link to complete a video interview and within 72 hours we will review them and contact you if you are selected for the face-to-face interview. We are hoping to give our full-time offers by the end of October or the beginning of November.

Olivia  
I’m in my first year of university but I’m very interested in applying to Bell-what can I do to prepare?

Bnita – Leadership Development Specialist @ Bell  
Hi Olivia. I love the enthusiasm! I would recommend getting involved in extra circulars in campus to gain some leadership skills. If possible I would also recommend working in retail- it’s a great stepping stone since Bell’s business is so customer focused. Lastly when you reach third year, I would apply to our 3-month internship program.

Elizabeth, a student at Ryerson University asks:
“What time of year does Bell hire interns?”

Patricia Melville – Senior Consultant, Talent Acquisition  
Hi Elizabeth! Thanks for your question. Applications for our internship program will begin in November 2016 atwww.bell.ca/campustocareer. The positions will begin in May 2017.

Sanjeev, a Mobile Application Development major at Lambton College asks:
“Does Bell have any co-op opportunities available for the fall?”

Bnita – Leadership Development Specialist @ Bell 
Hi Sanjeev. All of our co-op opportunities will be posted directly with your campus career centre or on our website atwww.bell.ca/campustocareer. You can also set up career alerts with the key words “student” and “co-op” so that you are notified of any new opportunities.

Faiz, a Ryerson University student asks:
“What qualities do you look for in a candidate when hiring a Business Analyst?”

Patricia Melville – Senior Consultant, Talent Acquisition  
Hi Faiz. Great question! Thanks for joining our chat today. When hiring for Business Analysts, we definitely look for someone with strong leadership skills and has the ability to work as part of a team. This is a core attribute in addition to having strong organizational and time management skills. If you have technical abilities in excel, SAS and PowerPoint, this would help in the day-to-day projects however we have extensive training that is available to new grads once they join. We look forward to seeing your application!

Hopiny Panchalingam  
How many rounds are there in the application process?

Amanda Lee; Specialist, Leadership Development  
Hi Hopiny, great question! There are 3 stages of the interview process when applying to the Graduate Leadership Program. After you submit your resume, we will ask you to complete a video interview where you will answer questions on a video recording. Next, we have you complete a series of short questionnaires that will give us a little bit of insight on your personality and work preferences. Those who are eligible will then be invited in for a face-to-face interview.

Nicole, a student at York University asks:
“Does Bell hire interns for full-time positions after their placement?”

Samuel Joseph – Talent Acquisition for Campus Recruitment Consultant  
Hi Nicole. Yes! Our internship program, which will run next year from May to July 2017, is an advanced entry program into one of our Graduate Leadership Programs, such as the Consumer Markets & Media Management program, Business Intelligence or our Operations Management program.

Hopiny Panchalingam asks:
Do you accomodate CPA students that are taking the MAcc while they are working?

Patricia Melville – Senior Consultant, Talent Acquisition  
Hi Hopiny. Yes, we certainly accept applications and support those who are in the MAcc program. Looking forward to reviewing your application!

Rishav, a Degroote School of Business student asks:
“How can a new entry level employee make the most of out their position with Bell?”

Bnita – Leadership Development Specialist @ Bell
Hi Rishav. Great question! It feels like just yesterday I started at Bell. It’s really important to network and focus on building relationships. With the grad program, you’re already set with a group of peers that have similar life experiences but it is also important to reach out and grow your circle.

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That’s all the time we have for today! Thanks everyone for your egg-cellent questions.

I think we covered a ton of ground today – hopefully you’ve all taken away some useful information about Bell’s awesome career opportunities.  

A very special thanks to our guests today – the past hour just flew by! Do you have any final advice to give our students and grads?

Bnita – Leadership Development Specialist @ Bell  
Hi everyone, thanks so much for joining and all these amazing questions! You really made this last hour of the day flow by . As I mentioned earlier I am currently a grad with Bell’s Consumer Markets and Media Program and would highly recommend this program to new grads really looking for opportunities that challenge the status quo. You’re given real responsibilities right from day one and have lots of face time with execs who want to hear your recommendations and work with you to improve Bell!

Patricia Melville – Senior Consultant, Talent Acquisition  
Thanks for joining everyone! This was such a fun time and there were a lot of great questions. I really look forward to seeing all of your applications for the Graduate Leadership Programs for 2017.

Amanda Lee; Specialist, Leadership Development  
Thanks so much for chatting with us today! Everyone had fantastic questions! I wish you all the best of luck in your future careers. One parting piece of advice that I will leave you all as you finish up school and begin applying and interviewing with is to be humble, be kind and always be yourself! Hope to see you on campus in the coming weeks!

Samuel Joseph – Talent Acquisition for Campus Recruitment Consultant  
Thank you so much for all your questions today. Bell is really looking for individuals ready to lead and learn regardless of your educational background, we may have a place for you. When applying, remember to have a clear resume with your experiences and we look forward meeting you.

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If you’re looking for more info on Bell’s career opportunities, be sure to explore their  Employer Page  on TalentEgg. You’ll find job postings, articles, and more!

Thanks again for joining us, TalentEgg-ers. Have an egg-cellent day!

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