As we ease back into life on campus at Dal, our Phonathon program continues to operate remotely. We have a great group of student callers this term – you can learn more about them on this page.
The Phonathon team is looking forward to chatting with alumni like you about your own time as a student, and how you can play a role in enhancing the Dal experience for today’s students. Please answer the call!
Meet our student callers
Degree: Third year, Law, Justice, and Society
Hometown: Halifax, Nova Scotia
What’s been your most memorable Dal experience so far? “My most memorable Dal experience so far was meeting my new favorite professor at the start of this semester, my political science professor.”
Degree: Fourth year, Cinema and Media Studies
Hometown: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
What’s the best advice that an alum has shared with you over the phone? “Many alumni have told me to not let this time slip by. As I am now in my fourth year, I am happy with that advice as my time at Dal has all gone by quickly.”
Degree: First year, MSc Business
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
What motivated you to join Dal’s Phonathon team? “Coming from a humble background, it would have been impossible for me to afford the tuition for my postgraduate studies. As a scholarship recipient, I felt it was important to devote my own time to help raise funds for the different projects that will change someone else’s life.”
Degree: Fourth year, Finance and Economics
Hometown: Derby, UK
What’s the best advice that an alum has shared with you over the phone? “In my very first shift, a donor told me to leverage the connections I’ve made at Dal even beyond graduation, and to build my network while I’m here as much as possible.”
Degree: Fourth year, Kinesiology
Why do you like working for Phonathon? “Phonathon offers flexible hours and helps us build connections with alumni from our programs.”
Ikhlas Mohamed Iqbal
Degree: Second year, Bachelor of Engineering
Hometown: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Why did you choose Dal? “I was born and brought up in a large city. Dal was the best university in a small city on the East Coast of Canada. The people here are amazing and super friendly which makes studying here even more fun!”
The Phonathon offers students meaningful work experience and an opportunity to learn from and be inspired by the alumni they get to talk to.
As ambassadors of Dal, our student callers love learning about your favorite professors and memories at Dalhousie, staying up to date with your lives, and sharing current campus news and events. We can also help our alumni, as proud Dal grads, get involved with Dal activities and fundraising initiatives for students.
We believe in the power of fundraising that can change the lives of many Dal students and alumni. The Phonathon team looks forward to getting to know you, and hope you enjoy the conversations with us as much as we like chatting with you. Your support in strengthening Dal education is invaluable. We hope to speak to you soon!