PowerUP event (Calgary): Networking and Career Fair – Small and Medium Sized Companies – 2015

Get to Apply Your Skills in a Small or Medium Sized Company

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015, 6:00-9:30 pm
HSC Atrium, University of Calgary Foothills Campus, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, T2N 4N1

Join MentorUP Calgary for our second networking and career fairs showcasing small and medium size companies. As large enterprises in traditional sectors go through challenging times small and medium sized enterprises remain engines of growth and provide exciting opportunities for job-seekers. Planning for your career’s first steps in such companies can be a rewarding experience compared to the long waits for traditional large companies. This event showcases companies from a broad range of sectors and attendees will get a chance to listen to each of the companies’ presentations and to network with their representatives!

6:00 PM Doors Open
6:30 PM Registration
7:00 PM Introduction and Presentations from Mentors and Companies
8:00 PM Open Networking and Booth Exhibits
9:30 PM Wrap-Up and Conclusions

Online via mupyyc2015smecareerfair.eventbrite.ca (10$ to cover cost of refreshments)

Job Seekers talking with Company Exhibitors at MentorUP SME Networking and Career FAir 2014

Job Seekers talking with Company Exhibitors at MentorUP SME Networking and Career Fair 2014


Company presentations at the MentorUP SME Networking and Career Fair 2014



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MentorU Expert Panel: Succeeding in the Alberta Engineering and Science Workplace

– Advice for Early Career and Experienced Professionals –

Are you graduating but struggling to transition from academia to industry? Have you thought about switching your career, but are not sure if it is the right decision and how to proceed? MentorUP is hosting a panel discussion featuring four accomplished senior professionals, with lots of industry experience, and who served in executive leadership and senior management roles. Join us for an engaging discussion and gain insight on what skills and qualities are important to succeed in the workplace early in your career; and to market yourself to industry employers.

When: Wednesday, 20 May 2015 from 7:00 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
Don Cornthwaite, P.Eng | Founder, TNICO start-up and Senior Manager, McElhanney
Gail Powley, P.Eng | VP, Corporate Development, Willowglen Systems
Lana Sweeney | Executive Administration, R.W. Gibson Consulting Ltd.
Tyler Waye | President, IN.FORM

The two main topics of discussion will be:

  • The “Gap” – important skills, company processes, and field exposure that are not taught in school but needed for New Graduates in their job role. It will also be about the gap for graduating students with advanced degrees (PhD, MASc) seeking to leave academia yet struggling to find work.
  • Career Change – how to make successful transitions between jobs, how to decide if it is worth to take the risk, how to handle the situation if you are a highly educated person (e.g. PhD degree).

Do you have a specific question, you would like to address to our panelists?
If so, submit it to mentorupedm@gmail.com.

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SouthVenture Student Entrepreneur Speaker Series (Lethbridge)

Guest Speaker: Dr. Rupal Patel

Northeastern University
Speech Scientist, Social Entreprenuer
TED Speaker

Thursday, April 16
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
#210, Penny Building
324 – 5th St. S, Lethbridge
Refreshments will be provided

Human Powered Technologies for Social Change

Dr. Patel looks for ways to give voice to the voiceless; she developed a technology
that combines real human voices with the characteristics of individual speech
patterns. The result is VocalID, an innovation that gives people who can’t speak
the ability to communicate in a voice all on their own.

Please Register: http://southventurespeaker.eventbrite.ca
or send an email to anamaria.turuk2@uleth.ca

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