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Louis' Loft

93 Campus Drive

Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W6

Canada

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Backpack to Briefcase is an interactive speaker series that aims to help students and young alumni develop important career and life skills that will support their growth personally and professionally. It is also an opportunity to hear from notable alumni that are doing interesting work and research in various industries. Students from all majors and disciplines are welcome! Come meet, mingle and network with alumni who are offering professional guidance, career advice and skill-building opportunities!

All events are free to attend and students who attend will recieve a co-curricular credit.


Tuesday September 17, 2019 at 5 pm: Personal Brand and Social Influence with Ricky Forbes

From LinkedIn to Snapchat, your employers, recruiters, and your colleagues use social media every day. Have you considered what your personal brand is and how to professionally leverage your social influence? You’ll leave this one-hour session with more online networking savviness to ensure your professional and personal social media channels reflect your brand and values.

All students will receive a professional head shot for attending.



Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 5 pm: Communicating in the modern world with Ryan Townend

New ways of communicating are being invented and refined every day – many are at our fingertips, a swipe or push of a button away – but we also have to be aware that other methods of communicating still exist such as email, phone conversations and face-to-face interactions. Are you utilizing these communications channels effectively? Ryan Townend will provide tools on how to to successfully communicate and how to effectively convey your message through various communications channels.



Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 5 pm: Technology and you: all disciplines have a role to play with Jordan Dutchak

Jordan is the Executive Director of Co-Labs, Saskatchewan’s first technology hub that is driven to support early-stage technology startups along their commercialization journey. This is done through offering early-stage technology startups access to programming, events, office space, and mentorship. In addition to assisting existing early-stage tech startups, Co.Labs also serves as a community gathering point for innovators, builders, and creators to collaborate on ideas and build new technologies to solve complex problems.



Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 5 pm: The art of resumes and cover letters with Brock Egeto

Your ability to confidently demonstrate and articulate who you are, your competencies and skills is no easy task, but it is essential to finding employment and career success. Brock will walk you through some important steps and tips to creating a resume and cover letter that highlights you as an individual and professional. (Bring your resume and cover letter if you wish to get advice on the spot!)


Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 5 pm: The skill of interviewing: tips and tricks with Jantina Kowbel, Leejay Schmidt, Dana Carriere and Brock Egeto

Let’s face it, the skill of interviewing doesn’t come naturally to most people, but there is good news! We have four alumni experts from various industries - Jantina Kowbel, Leejay Schmidt, Dana Carriere and Brock Egeto – who will share their approaches and tips about the interview process from start to finish!

A few topics that will be highlighted include:

  • What type of research to do for the interview
  • What to do when you enter the interview
  • How to prepare for and answer behavioural, competency, and case questions
  • What types of questions to ask of the interviewer and/or panel
  • How to negotiate your salary



Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 5 pm: Money 101: financial literacy from A-Z with Chris Hengen-Braun

What do you do (or envision doing) with your paycheque? Save, pay bills, invest or spend? Setting good financial habits early in your life and career will pay off – literally! Chris will speak to all aspects of budgeting and financial literacy so that you can be financially happy.



Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 5 pm: Owning and growing your own business with Amy Kaban

From idea or concept to picking a business name, creating a business plan, networking, seeking finances and marketing, she will cover all things entrepreneurship with examples from her business, Parkerview Brews!




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