GRADTalks Fall 2016 Professional Skills: Success after Grad School
The Yeates School of Graduate Studies is pleased to present a panel discussion for our Fall 2016 GRADTalks event. The panellists will share their thoughts on the importance of building essential professional skills, and what employers are looking for. The discussion will be followed by a Q-and-A session and networking reception.
This event qualifies for the Future Smart certificate.
* Dr. Dale Carl (Associate Director, International Relations and Director, MBA Graduate Studies, Ryerson University): Dr. Carl's extensive international experience includes positions such as aide-de-camp for two Governors General of Canada, vice-president of international marketing for a multinational firm in Dubai and key roles in the Canadian Foreign Service. He has hired and trained people all over the world.
* Dr. Barbara Crow (Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University): Dr. Crow is Chair of the Ontario Council of Graduate Studies, and a board member of the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies and the Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada. Her research interests are in the social, cultural, political and economic implications of digital technologies.
* Caroline Konrad (Director, Career Centre, Ryerson University): At the Career Centre, Caroline is implementing a three-pillar model of career education, bridging the curricular and co-curricular student experience. Since adopting this model, the team received two national awards for its work. Caroline possesses nearly a decade of experience working with multinational companies and government organizations in Brussels, London and Budapest, and developed the University of Southampton’s first student work experience program.
* Nicholas Yee (AVP, Information Management Practice, Global Technology Office, Manulife Financial): Nicholas is an IT and business professional with over 20 years of experience in the financial services, energy utility, telecommunications and manufacturing industries. He currently heads a practice within Manulife Financial’s Global Technology Office, which is responsible for information management and analytics/big data technology strategy and enablement.
All graduate students, faculty and staff are welcome! Refreshments will be served.
Registration at 5:30 p.m. Panel discussion starts at 6 p.m. followed by Q-and-A and reception.
NOTE: This is a FREE EVENT, however registration is required. Register early to secure a spot!
Date and Time
Ryerson University, George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre
245 Church St., 3rd floor
Toronto, ON M5B 1Z4