May 4th,  2021 | Resume Roundtable  5:00 pm to 6:00 pm |zoom

Your resume is your calling card to employment. With less than 30 seconds to capture a recruiter's attention it's important to know how to curate your work history and accomplishments to help you find meaningful employment.  Bring your resume to this session and have professionals provide practical feedback to help you create a highly professional and compelling resume.

May 6th,  2021 | What the heck is a case competition?  5:00 pm to 6:00 pm |zoom

For students participating in the case competition this is a must-attend workshop to learn what a case competition is, how to put together a winning case and how to bring your A game to the presentation.

May 12th,  2021 | Business Leadership Profile: Wayne Leslie, Executive Leader and CEO of the Down’s Syndrome Resource Foundation – Pivoting Your Career| 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm |zoom

In a changing economy the average person is expected to pivot their career numerous times within their lifetime. How do you take the skills you have and successfully pivot and accelerate your career?

Wayne Leslie is a transformative executive leader and CEO of the Down’s Syndrome Resource Foundation. Having spent the first part of his career, in the media industry, Wayne needed to repackage his strengths and passion for impact for a pivot to the not-for-profit sector. In this workshop you’ll hear about the tools and mindset he needed in order to successfully transition his skill set to find the equally rewarding “2nd career” he was looking for looking for, including valuable lessons learned while working with a career counselor.


 Access Leadership Workshop | Tuesday March 16th |  5 pm to 6 pm. 

Leadership Profile: Juan Azmitia, Program Head, BCIT School of Business + Media | Soft Skills as the Game Changer. You Need Them but What Exactly Are They?  

In this workshop Juan Azmitia , Program Head for BCIT’s School of Business + Media, shares how mastering soft skills  opened doors and shaped opportunities for him in his career.  In this interactive workshop you’ll have the opportunity to learn and ask questions about the importance of and tips for mastering:

MARCH 3,  2021 | RBC  "Building Resilience Olympic Series" with RBC Olympian FIllah Karim| 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm | WebEx

Life can be unpredictable. It can throw challenges at us from every angle. How we respond under pressure impacts how others see us. Developing a strong sense of resiliency is key. Hear from our RBC Olympian, Fillah Karim, as he shares his experience on resiliency”.

About the speaker

Born and raised in Vancouver, Fillah is one of Canada’s top Laser Sailors. During his childhood, he experimented with a variety of sports before deciding to quit everything else to focus solely on sailing at age 11. Drawn in by a passion for being on the water, and fueled by his competitive spirit and the pursuit of excellence, Fillah set his sights firmly on representing Canada at the Olympic Games. In 2015, upon graduating from high school, he chose to take an unconventional path and immediately devote himself to his sport full-time. A couple years later, in 2018, Fillah was first selected to the Canadian National Team. Over the years, he has had the opportunity to train or compete in 19 different countries on 5 continents. Coming from an immigrant family, Fillah is eternally grateful for the opportunities that Canada has given to him and his family. He is proud and honored to represent Canada on the world stage and hopes to one day bring home an Olympic medal.

FEBRUARY 17, 2021 | How to Bring Your Best Game to an Interview | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Zoom event

You've landed your dream interview, now what? You know you have the skills and the passion but how do you stand out from the other candidates and demonstrate you're the right fit.

In "How to Bring Your Best Game to an Interview" with Manu Varma,  you'll learn tips and strategies on how to bring your A game to your job interview.

About Manu Varma

Manu Varma, is a longtime and insightful "People Person". He is currently the Principal Strategist at at Traction on Demand, and formerly Chief People Person at Traction on Demand.

FEBRUARY 11, 2021 | Resumes and Cover Letters | How to Stand Out in Your Job Search - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm zoom event

This workshop with leadership consultant Jenny Vo will provide hands-on tips and techniques to ensure your resume and cover letter stand out in a competitive job market.

JANUARY 14, 2021 |How to Build Your Community | 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - zoom event

Building Your Community: How Not to "Network"  Ryan St. Germaine, former founder andCEO of and Jobcast and CEO and founder of 604Advisor and Serial Entrepreneur at Large and Camila Louzada, HR and Employment Consultant

Ryan and Camila share their insights on the importance of building community to help you build a network vital to your career success.

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