Time: Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014, 6:30-9:00 pm (NOTE THE NEW DATE)
Location: Innovate Calgary (3553-31 St. NW, Calgary)
Summary: Time to bust out of the myth. The logic of the knowledge economy suggests that increasing the number of people with advanced degrees – known as “highly qualified personnel” – leads to more innovation, and thus more economic development. What governments want are not more professors or researchers, but more well-educated people in many areas of the workforce. But has industry figure it out? Worse, have we? The trick is to learn how to sell your MSc or PhD in a Non-Academic job market. Come join us to unlearn some of the things you thought you learned getting your advanced degree.
- Taofeek Ayinde
Degree: Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Current job: Engineering Specialist – Mechanical, SNC-Lavalin, Oil & Gas Business Unit, Calgary
- Deborah M. Kurrasch
Degree: Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology, Purdue University
Current job: Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Genetics & Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute & Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary
- Abu Junaid
Degree: Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta
Current Jobs: R&D Process Engineer, Total E&P Canada Ltd.
Reviewer for Scientific Journals on Petroleum and Catalysis
- Carla Davidson unfortunately had to cancel
- Julie Brown
Degree: BA in Psychology and Career Development from the University of Waterloo
Current Job: Employer Liaison at Graduate Students’ Association, University of Calgary
- Heather Kaminsky unfortunately had to cancel
7:00 Myth busting – participants fill out sentences that describe some of the myths. There will be a prize for the best myth!
7:30 panel discussion
8:30 networking and snacks
Registration: $10 online at mupcalgarymythbust.eventbrite.ca