Career Conference

Get the skills, industry know-how and connections to launch your career post-graduation.

May 17 – 19, 2022

What's your next move?

The world of work is evolving rapidly, and so are the ways we collaborate and connect. This presents an exciting opportunity for students who are looking to make their next move and begin their job search. What skills will be in demand? Where will the next great prospects be?

At Career Services' Career Conference, you're invited to three days of focused career conversations, skills development and exciting connections. Hear from local leaders and industry experts, grow your professional network and get the information you need to make your next big move.

Questions?

Contact csstdnt@ucalgary.ca


Tuesday, May 17

How do you make a successful transition from student to working professional? This workshop will help you understand the benefits of approaching career exploration with an open mind, and learn practical next steps you can take to be successful in your first job as a new grad.

Date: Tuesday, May 17
Time: 9 – 10 a.m. MT
Platform: Zoom

Passcode: CCMAY2022$

Not sure if your next steps will be in Calgary... Alberta... Canada... or international? Calgary Economic Development will be highlighting the current state of opportunities in Calgary and where the city may be headed for the future.

Learn about the state of major industries in Calgary, including tourism and entertainment, life sciences, technology, agriculture, and energy.

Date: Tuesday, May 17
Time: Noon – 1 p.m. MT
Platform: Zoom

Passcode: CCMAY2022$

Wednesday, May 18

Some careers are a straight line, some are a zig-zag. It's common for plans to change, especially as we mature — our passions and priorities may change, and new jobs may exist in the future that we never anticipated.

No matter what path you end up on, you can find ways to apply the knowledge and abilities from your past roles towards new and exciting ones. This panel will introduce you to professionals who have made pivots in their own careers — they'll share their lessons and advice for how to navigate the shift.

Date: Wednesday, May 18
Time: 4 – 5 p.m. MT
Platform: Zoom

Passcode: CCMAY2022$

Please note that this is a hybrid event and gives you the option to join in-person or online through Zoom.

You don't need to be a seasoned professional to feel comfortable fighting for fair compensation. Salary negotiation is a common element of the job hunt, but stating salary expectations can be stressful to navigate.

Get tips for effective salary negotiations, learn what else is negotiable, and apply your new knowledge to practice negotiations in this interactive workshop. Take the opportunity afterward to network with your peers and other professionals.

Date: Wednesday, May 18
Time: Noon - 1:30 p.m. MT
Location: Hunter Hub, MSC 171 or Online

Thursday, May 19

Conflict Management 101 is an introductory conflict management workshop, where students learn about conflict styles, how to strengthen their conflict resolution skills, and increase their comfort levels with addressing conflicts.

Speakers:

  • Andrew Barry
  • Renata Gordon

Date: Thursday, May 19
Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m. MT
Platform: Zoom

Failure is nearly inevitable, no matter what stage of your career you're in. However, it doesn't have to hold you back. Learn how failures can instead be teachable moments, and hear from those who have harnessed the power of failures to start businesses, make career transitions, change their community, and more.

Date: Thursday, May 19
Time: 4 – 5 p.m. MT
Platform: Zoom

Passcode: CCMAY2022$


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Build your skills

Attend a daily workshop to learn what core skills and competencies can help you be successful in your career.

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Join the conversation

Hear from leaders, industry experts and employers to learn what's happening in our industries right now and what opportunities await you.

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Take the next step

Participate in keynotes, workshops, panels and networking sessions to get equipped with the skills, connections and knowledge to make the next move in your career.