Career Connection Speaker Series begins this month

The Career Development and Co-operative Education office (CDCE) is launching a new program this month to provide Carleton University students with professional employment guidance and information.

The Career Connection Speaker Series will offer students the opportunity to get some real-world advice from industry experts and members of the Carleton University Alumni Association, explains Dawn Legault, the CDCE’s director.

“It’s a fun way to help students explore their career potential and engage them in a meaningful dialogue about their employment aspirations,” she says.

Each event in the series will feature a guest speaker who will present some inspiring insights into the current labour market, workplace trends or another employment-related topic.

Then, students will attend a networking reception to get first-hand information on specific professions from alumni mentors who have volunteered to share their career experiences and knowledge.

Carleton graduate David Crisp, a professional speaker and coach on personal and leadership effectiveness, will kick off the Career Connection Speaker Series on February 12 at 6:00 p.m. in Room C164, Loeb Building. Crisp credits his Carleton degree with helping him succeed in seven different industries and careers in the business and non-profit sectors.

The second event, to be held on March 12, will feature Margaret Dacey, a current member of Carleton’s Board of Governors, and the former Vice-President, Human Resources at Cognos.

According to Legault, the goals of the series are to help students develop networking skills, assist them in building a professional network, and give them the tools needed to make successful career choices.

More information on the series is available at carleton.ca/cdce.

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