Industry Day is the opportunity for you to connect with five different companies and up to 10 industry professionals to learn about each company and the different career paths available. You will also learn about the representative’s current role and their individual career path. Space is limited and is filling up already so
reserve your spot now!
Industry Day takes place on Thursday, November 9, 2017 in LB 321 and 322. Round 1 is scheduled from 8:30am to 10:20am and Round 2 is scheduled from 10:30am to 12:20pm. Please note that the two rounds are the same representatives and same content. Only choose one of the times when you can participate. Due to the limited capacity, we will choose one of the rounds for you if you register for both rounds.
The industry professionals will all be assigned a table. After signing in, you will be assigned to one table (a table of 5 students in total) to meet with the industry professional, introduce yourself and have a conversation about their industry and career. We will also have a set of questions to help spark and guide conversations. As you will be placed in small and intimate groups, we encourage you to fully participate in the discussion and ask questions to make the most of your time. After all, you're there to learn so ask away. After 15 minutes, you will be rotated to the next table and so on and so forth until you've had a chance to connect with all five companies.
Yes, as we have limited capacity. We want to make sure that this event is engaging for both you and the industry representatives and have limited the capacity to 100 students. We are reaching our limit so make sure you
One of the best ways to learn about different industries that you might want to work in is to talk with people who already work in it. If you are unsure about what you want to do once you graduate, are torn between a few different industry options, simply want to practice your networking skills or get career advice from seasoned professionals – this is for you!
Ben Fox, Financial Advisor Matthew Lindesday, HR Specialist
Gabrielle Stauber, Assistant Manager, Recruitment (Fairmont Chateau Whistler) Jen Mitchell, Talent & Culture Advisor, Recruitment And Training (Fairmont Pacific Rim)
Austin Hoff, Team Leader, HR Consulting Services Toni Adams, Representative, Recruitment Services
Public Service Commission of Canada
Lisa De Santis, Human Resources Advisor, BC, NWT, Yukon Region, Services and Innovation Branch
Marie-Ève Savard, Team Leader, BC, NWT and Yukon Region, Services and Innovation Branch
Jamal Temirova, Chief Of Staff
Saroj Parmar, VP and Head of IMS SAP BusinessObjects
The good news is that you don’t need to do a lot of preparation! As this is not a hiring fair, you don’t need to prepare your resume or think about how you might answer some typical on-the-spot interview style questions. However, you should do some preparation in order to get the most out of this opportunity.
As this is not a hiring event, you don’t need to come in your interview attire! However, remember that this is an opportunity for networking – so opt for the smarter jeans over the sweat pants!
All you need to bring is an idea of the types of questions that you want to ask (check out our list of suggested questions for some inspiration). You do not need to bring your resume. You can choose to bring your business cards in case you make any good connections. A notebook and pen might also be helpful to take notes.
The majority of people feel a bit nervous when meeting people at events like this (a.k.a. networking). The Career Development Centre will be offering a Networking workshop at 11:30 am on Tuesday, October 10th in LB 185 –
register here to learn about how to network and put your mind at ease! Yes, you have an opportunity to network with the industry representatives and other students at the event but, essentially, it is a safe environment for you to ask questions that matter to you and your career development. Also, to help guide the discussions, there will be a list of prepared questions for each table.
Please make sure that you thank our participants for their time after your conversations! These individuals have given up their time to come and speak with students at Capilano University, do your best to make them feel welcome and appreciated.
We ask that you be respectful to all participants and suggest the following:
Below are some examples of the types of questions that you might like to ask our participants. However, once the conversations start you are likely to think of many more. Remember that you are not asking for a job!
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