How To Survive Oil Price Volatility – Panel Discussion

Have you ever wondered if you should adjust your job search strategy during low economic times? How does the job market change? What can you do differently?

Come and find out at MentorUP panel discussion

When: Wednesday, 16 September 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (MDT)
Where: TEC Edmonton (4th floor), 10230 Jasper Ave, Edmonton
Cost: $10 (25% off for early-bird registration)
Follow this link to register online

Meet Our Panelists

Hooman Hosseinkhannazer, Director of Business Development, Norcada Inc
Jennifer Kluthe, Director, Global Talent Acquisition, Stantec
Liang Liang, Senior Economist, ATCO Electric
Rhys Chouinard, Corporate Analyst, City of St. Albert

Hooman Hosseinkhannazer, M.Sc., P.Eng., PMP

Hooman Hosseinkhannazer has worked as a business consultant and executive manager for various organizations in Advanced Technology, Oil and Gas and Not for Profit sectors. He currently manages a broad portfolio of High-Tech Solution products, as the Director of Business Development with Norcada Inc, in Edmonton, Canada.
A Professional Engineer and Project Manager, Hooman has dedicated the last few years of his career to the development and commercialization of a number of product lines for industrial and research applications that sell to more than 40 countries globally. Building on his experience in various industries, Hooman enthusiastically works to promote collaborative product, supply chain and knowledge frameworks across a wide range of sectors.
In addition to his work as a business executive, Hooman is a Business and Supply Chain Management Faculty at MacEwan University. His academic focus is on Project Management and Supply Chain Modelling and Management. Hooman is a registered Professional Member of APEGA and the Project Management Institute. Hooman graduated with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta in 2008.

Jennifer Kluthe, Director, Global Talent Acquisition, Stantec

Jennifer is highly skilled in leading at senior levels, executive coaching, and integrating diverse teams around a common vision. She is a dynamic and energetic leader who is credited in building capacity in the areas of cultural transformation, employee branding, talent acquisition and development, and enterprise-systems installations. She has extensive expertise in shaping high-performing cultures within large and complex organizations within Canada, the United Kingdom, and the US.

Liang Liang, B.Sc, M.A.

Liang Liang currently works as a Senior Economist at ATCO Electric. His specialty is energy market analysis, financial and economic analysis, energy forecasting, and investment management. He holds a Bachelor of Science specialized in Finance and Mathematics, as well as a Master Degree in Energy Economics from University of Alberta. Before joining ATCO, he also worked as energy trading analyst at TransAlta, Regulatory and Forecast Analyst at AESO, and various Fellowships and internships with University of Alberta and Government.
He is also committed to volunteerism and giving back to the community. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer, basketball, swimming, snowboarding, hiking and reading.

Rhys Chouinard

Rhys received his first bachelor of science in Physics and Mathematics from the U of A in 2009, before getting his second BSc in Honors in Astrophysics in 2010. He then spent a few years getting a Masters in Particle Astrophysics while working on the DEAP-3600 dark matter experiment which is currently being built at North America’s deepest underground science laboratory, SNOLAB, near Sudbury, Ontario. His masters project focused on a range of topics including photon detector testing, electronic signal processor testing, and Monte Carlo simulation of particle interactions. After working on his favorite dark matter experiment as a Research Assistant in the Department of Physics, Rhys made the transition into industry in 2013 by taking on the role of Corporate Analyst at the City of St. Albert. He now uses his statistical, quantitative, and mathematical powers for the good of the common taxpayer.


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MentorUP Discussion Night: Professional associations and career growth

Learn how joining the professional associations can benefit your career, and get a real advice on where to start and what to expect. Our next discussion night will bring together young aspiring professionals and experienced members of several Albertan professional associations, who will share their advice related to the organizations they represent. The informal round-table discussion will give you an excellent opportunity to get some useful advice, share your opinion and network with your peers and potential mentors.

Where: Remedy Cafe (Southside), 8631 109St – 2d floor
When: 26 August 2015, 19-21PM
Cost: Free

Please register here
Space is limited!

Some snacks will be provided

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Launching and sustaining a successful professional career in Canada

MU_series_presentsTips and practical advice for Students, Graduates and Newcomers

Launching a professional career in Canada requires know-how, fundamental skills, and also the ability to get you noticed. Whether you are a student, a recent graduate, a newcomer, with or without Canadian professional experience, it is important to be aware of the available resources and techniques to help you along the way.

MentorUP is proud to host a career planning and preparation event that will feature two professional development experts. During two dynamic sessions, Prakash A. Patel and Karen Carleton will provide us with a guide and some useful tools to overcome our challenges, launch and sustain a great career. This event is strongly recommended for, but not limited to individuals aspiring to become scientists, managers, engineers, accountants, and the leaders of tomorrow.

Session I: How to get a job, retain, and progress  (Speaker: Prakash A. Patel)

Session II: Career Fundamentals: Top 5 Tricks & Tips  (Speaker: Karen Carleton)

July 20th, 2015 |7:00 – 9:00 PM
TEC Edmonton Atrium
10230 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton AB, T5J 4P6

Register on Eventbrite:

About the speakers

Prakash A. Patel is a Project Management Professional, who is very passionate about integrating newcomer engineers and managers into the Alberta workplace. Prakash is proficient in Project Management, Six Sigma, KAIZEN and Microsoft Office tools (for engineering, management, and accounting applications). Currently working as a Freelance Corporate Trainer and Computer Instructor at the Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, where he has: 1) Trained 250+ managers and engineers on creating MS Project to effectively manage project schedules/deadlines; and 2) Instructed 400+ managers, engineers, accountants, pay-rollers, and staff members on advance level Microsoft Office and computer concepts. Finally, Prakash has a Planning and Management Projects certifications (PMI Singapore) and a Masters in Computer Applications, making him more than qualified in training individuals in project management.

Karen Carleton, M.Ed., M.Sc.: With over 20 years of work experience in adult and work-related learning, Karen distills best practices into practical recommendations learners can use. Karen’s background includes master’s level degrees in Performance Technology (Boise State) and Workplace Learning (University of Calgary). She understands firsthand the challenges of being highly qualified yet marketing yourself for entry to medium level positions. Published in International Journal of Management and Performance Improvement, she previously taught online for MacEwan University and the University of Calgary. Currently, Karen manages the Professional Development and Mentoring programs with APEGA.

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