Invest in Your Future Career Symposium 2018

Thursday November 15

Edmonton | Alberta | Canada

Get ready to invest in your future at FGSR’s career conference for graduate students this fall reading week! This year’s conference is designed to inspire and give you the skills to design your life, work your network, tell your story and think “different”. The Nov. 15-16, 2018 Invest in Your Future Career Symposium will feature: KEYNOTES Think “Different”:  Why Using a New Lens to Take Stock of Your Skills Will Make the World a Better PlaceCurtis Clarke, PhD, Deputy Minister, Alberta Education, Government of Alberta The Best Career Advice I Ever Got: “Say Yes”Kory Mathewson, MSc, improvisational artist, Rapid Fire Theatre and PhD candidate, Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, University of Alberta   SESSIONS Designing Your Grad Experience to be Career-Ready* Nana Lee, PhD – PD Credit Growing, Using, and Sustaining Your Professional Network Anne Krook, PhD Master's and PhD Alumni Career Panels The Value of Storytelling: How to Showcase What Counts For You  Elaine Broe, MA and Kelly Wood, MA – PD Credit How to Develop an Entrepreneurial and Innovation Mindset: Skills Employers Want  Evan Hu, M Eng - PD Credit * Note: In advance of Dr. Nana Lee's workshop, please use UAlberta’s Individual Development Plan (IDP) Workbook to identity two to three skills you would like to strengthen. INCLUDES Light breakfasts, coffee and snacks, beverages and lunches (both days) Professional photo for your Linkedin profile (both days) Networking Mixer with hot appetizers (Day 1) Opportunity to have your resume, CV or Linkedin profile reviewed (Day 2) Career and professional development related information booths (Day 2) Made possible by funding from the Government of Alberta.This symposium is open to all Campus Alberta graduate students and postdoctoral fellows which includes 26 post-secondary institutions.  View Program Registration Space is limited. Registration will close when the event reaches capacity, or on Nov. 8, 2018. University of Alberta Professional Development Requirement   The interactive workshops may be used towards the Professional Development (PD) Requirement. To record your PD credit please bring your ONEcard or have an FGSR representative sign your record of PD activities at the sessions. All professional development sessions or activities must be approved by your department. FAQs What's the refund policy? No refunds. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No. Registration will be facilitated according to your name.  Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? Yes. Whoever takes your ticket can use your name at the door. Protection of Privacy  The personal information requested on this form is collected under the authority of Section 33 (c) of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be protected under Part 2 of that Act. It will be used for the purpose of reserving a seat at the individual events (event management), program administration, and statistical analysis for FGSR to improve program offerings to meet student needs.  Direct any questions about this collection to:  Andrea Graham, Project Manager, Graduate Student Professional Development Program, FGSR, 2-29 Triffo Hall, 780-492-7199. By filling out this form, you are providing consent to the collection and the use of this information (as described above).