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Alumni Connect International Journeys

Sometimes small steps and big leaps can turn into an amazing journey 

UCalgary Alumni Connect International Journeys is a monthly online feature series catching up with UCalgary alumni living around the world.

Via a live webinar and chat-based networking session, be inspired by the stories of UCalgary alumni who’ve blazed their own trail of personal and professional opportunity and learn and connect directly with them and ask your own questions.

How it works: Check out our upcoming International Journey online events below. Register to attend and then watch your email for the confirmation containing both the Adobe Connect webinar and online chat link. Use the webinar link at 7 p.m. MDT at each date listed below and post-webinar, chat 1:1 with your fellow grads and our host.

Upcoming International Journeys:

In Defence of the Unknown | May 30

Are you unsure of what you want to do with your life?

That’s OK — you don’t need to plan out your entire career in order to succeed!

Discover how taking time to explore and try new things can lead you to a meaningful, rewarding and perhaps totally unexpected career.

International Journeys with Rita Watterson

Live webinar and digital chat-based networking event

May 30, 2017

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. MST


Your guide for this international journey…

UCalgary alumna Dr. Rita Watterson, MD’13, says her path to medicine was definitely not a linear one.

Rita, currently a psychiatrist resident with UCalgary’s Department of Psychiatry, is a passionate advocate for global public health and mental health — a passion that was piqued when she was teaching English in South Korea. The more she travelled and learned, the more Rita pinpointed her exact area of interest and refined her skills in order to make the greatest contribution possible.

Join Rita and learn how to embrace the unknown to find the career of your dreams.


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Are Your Goals Holding You Back? | May 2

Go ahead — set your career goals. But never back away from an opportunity because it isn’t exactly what you want to do or what you’re trained to do. That’s the motto of UCalgary alumna Tara Franz, BA’02, who credits being flexible with securing her senior-level job at Facebook.

Discover how to saying yes to the right opportunities — no matter how unexpected or unconventional — can take your career further than you ever imagined. 

Are Your Goals Holding You Back? International Journeys with Facebook’s Tara Franz

Live webinar and digital chat-based networking event

May 2, 2017

12:15 1:15 p.m. MST

Your guide for this international journey…

UCalgary alumna Tara Franz, BA’02, credits her flexibility to landing an amazing, senior-level job at Facebook, where she is the UX researcher manager.

Join Tara and learn how to stop your goals from scaring you away from new, unexpected opportunities.


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If you have any questions about International Journeys or want to get involved and share your own, contact:
Mel Durupt, Digital Program Specialist
UCalgary Alumni