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Career Workshops & Webinars

Here’s a calendar of upcoming career-focused workshops and webinars. Check back often, as new sessions will be added regularly.

June 21 | Navigating Your Engineering Career in a New Economy

12 - 1 p.m. MST 

How do you adapt your job search strategy to better position yourself for career success in the face of ongoing social and economic changes?

Sign up for this UCalgary Alumni career webinar to increase your confidence in successfully managing the new job-search market.   

What you’ll learn in this webinar:

1. How to optimize your job search by taking it from active to proactive.

2. Tips for staying professionally engaged during times of career transition.

3. Ideas for exploring your career options and taking advantage of opportunities in a new economy.

This webinar is targeted towards engineering alumni and those in engineering careers, but it’s open to everyone.   

REGISTER NOW

Log in details will be sent with the confirmation email.

Leading this webinar

UCalgary alumna Marcy Crandle, BA’03, is an Advisor with the Engineering Career Centre at the University of Calgary, where she supports students in their career preparedness through skills coaching and facilitating valuable engagement opportunities for students to connect with engineering and industry professionals. Marcy completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Calgary, Career & Academic Advising Certificate and Newfield’s Ontological Coach Training programs. She brings four years of experience working at the university in the sphere of career advising.

For further details please contact Marcy Crandle at ecc@ucalgary.ca or Pam Bergsteinsson at pam.bergs@ucalgary.ca

June 27 | How to Create a Winning Resume

12 – 1 p.m. MST

Are you applying for jobs, but getting no response? Or, are you just starting your job search and want to know how to gain a competitive advantage with your resume?

Then sign up for this UCalgary Alumni career success webinar.

You’ll learn how to create a resume that gets you noticed by:

  • Targeting your resume to an employer’s needs
  • Highlighting your accomplishments and key competencies
  • Showcasing your experiences in an effective way
  • Formatting your resume to create a professional appearance

You’ll have a chance to apply and practice some of the learnings during the webinar, so make sure to bring along a copy of your resume, if you have one.

Sign me up!

 

Meet the webinar leaders

Matthew Geddes, master’s career development specialist with UCalgary Career Services

UCalgary alumnus Matthew Geddes, MSc’92, BSc (Eng)’82, has more than 17 years’ experience in the non-profit sector as a vocational specialist, along with three years of experience as an engineer. He is certified in interpreting the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory and, as a lifelong learner, is currently pursuing a coaching designation. Matthew, whose MSc is in educational psychology, brings a diverse background to the table, allowing him to have a unique approach to supporting individuals in achieving their career goals.

 

Carol Wert, manager of Career Programs with UCalgary Alumni

Carol Wert has worked for UCalgary for 11 years and in the field of career development for more than 15 years. She is a Certified Career Development Professional (CCDP) and a Certified Training & Development Professional. Her experience also includes coaching, leadership, team development, facilitation and program development. Carol is inspired by the potential of others and considers herself fortunate to work closely with individuals and teams to help them achieve their goals and pursue what is meaningful to them.