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Helping Students Successfully Build an Entrepreneurial Career Path

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Bow Valley College - N231

345 6 Avenue Southeast

Calgary, AB T2G 4V1

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A special event for teachers, counsellors, career advisors and other educators supporting entrepreneurially minded students as well as parents of students who are interested in Entrepreneurship as a potential career.

In today’s work world and that of the future, students have the ability create meaningful and rewarding careers that are related to their passions without having to depend on conventional employment where the nature of our work is defined by others.

Instead of traditional employment, students can blend together different work components, such as consulting, teaching, writing, design, craft making, or contract work to match individual desires and create a fulfilling and practical career path that is supported by today’s technology and communication tools.

Estimates show more than a quarter of the working age population are currently engaged in nontraditional career paths, and this number is growing.

In his session, Ron Eldson will highlight why, when, and how creating an inspiring and practical non-traditional, entrepreneurial career path can be appealing to today's students.

Join us to learn:

  • Why people are drawn to nontraditional, entrepreneurial career paths
  • The benefits and challenges
  • Strategic factors to consider
  • Practical steps to a path forward

This event coincides with the Student Startup Symposium for High School & Junior High students.

The Speaker

Dr Ron Eldson, from Danville California, brings a wealth of experience to career and workforce development. His work includes more than 25 years of leadership experience, public speaking, writing and lecturing, in various sectors.

In 2000, Dr Elsdon and his co-author were awarded the Walker prize by the Human Resource Planning Society for the paper that best advances state-of-the-art thinking or practices in human resources.

Dr Elsdon’s published works include: How to Build a Nontraditional Career Path: Embracing Economic Disruption (Praeger, 2014). He holds a PhD in chemical engineering from Cambridge University and a Master’s in Career Development from John F. Kennedy University.

Please only register for one session based on the criteria below:

  • 6:15 to 7:00 - Specifically for teachers, counsellors
  • 7:15 to 8:00 - Specifically for parents

Questions?

Contact Craig Elias via cell (+1.403.874.2998) or CElias@BowValleyCollege.ca.

Sponsor Info

This event is hosted by Bow Valley College, is part of the 150 Startups Initiative, and is made possible by the generous support of the RBC Foundation.

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