UBC Okanagan connects students, alumni with professionals to talk about jobs
What: Discovery Career Conference
Who: Panel discussions and networking with local professionals
When: Tuesday, March 17, 5:30 to 8:15 p.m.
Where: Engineering, Management and Education Building, UBC’s Okanagan campus
So, you’re about to finish that degree. But what’s next?
UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Management is hosting a Discovery Career Conference for all students and alumni to learn about career options from local working professionals. The event takes place Tuesday, March 17 at the Engineering, Management and Education Building.
The goal of the conference is to empower students and alumni to learn more about various industries, professions, and career paths by connecting with people in the workforce, and to discover how careers can change and evolve over time, explains organizer Rhys Mahannah.
The event is two-fold: students and alumni can participate in two of four panel events, with topics of Entrepreneurism 101; Why Arts and Culture?; “So, I have this idea…”; and Community and Non-Profits. The panels feature working professionals, who will discuss their career progression as well as job expectations, challenges, and personal motivation. Participants will also have an opportunity to ask questions.
A networking session and business-card exchange will take place between the panel discussions. Mahannah says the evening is a good opportunity for students to learn about innovative organizations in Kelowna and the Okanagan, and to also hear how professionals made their way into various industries and current jobs. There will also be a chance to connect with alumni and professionals to talk about career paths, goals, and options.
The Discovery Career Conference runs from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Registration is free, but RSVP is required at discoveryconference2015.eventbrite.com.
For more information, contact Rhys Mahannah at firstname.lastname@example.org