Experts from the Okanagan region are sharing their real-world experiences with UBC students at Career Cafe sessions this year. Since the series began in October, it has presented experts in marketing, pharmacy, green careers, law, finance and banking, human kinetics, government and the environmental sector.
This Thursday’s (Mar. 24) session will feature Okanagan experts talking about “locally grown, globally connected” careers in fields such as manufacturing and marketing with an emphasis on international opportunities. Experts will include:
- Tammy Burnette – Supply Chain Systems Analyst, Mike’s Hard Lemonade Co.
- Brock Elliott – President, Campion Marine Inc.
- Robert Fine – Director of Economic Development, Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission
- Jack Van der Star – Founder, WAVETEQ Communications Inc.
“We invite people who have significant experience to be part of an open, honest chat about what’s important to make it in each sector, and what it’s like once you do make it,” says Christy Mahlberg, events coordinator for the Career Centre at UBC’s Okanagan campus.
“These sessions are very informal – no PowerPoint presentations, just conversation,” she says. “The experts chat with the students about their education and career path, what they do on a daily basis, what they like and don’t like about their jobs – and offer any advice they may have for the students. We also encourage the students to ask questions.”
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