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

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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.