Virtual Career Club

Alumni Career Connect

Navigating the dos and don'ts of career planning and job searching can be confusing and, if you have questions, you are not alone. Join UCalgary Alumni’s career development specialist for a discussion on these and other related topics. All sessions are free and open to all UCalgary alumni.

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Career Connect: Returning to Work After a Leave

Tuesday, Apr. 9 | 12 to 1 p.m., MT | Online (Zoom)

There are many reasons for work leaves and they may be intentional or unplanned. From maternity leaves, to illness, injury, travel or a job loss, it is understandable that emotions can be a bit all over the place when returning to the workplace. Some issues that are common may include perceived or experienced discrimination, disconnect from colleague relationships, out-of-date skills or simply feeling like you have “missed out” while away. 

Join us in this interactive Career Connect session where you can ask questions of our alumni career specialist and engage in conversation with fellow alumni.  

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Career Connect: Conquer the Interview

Interviewing for a job is something we would like to excel at. But, if practice makes perfect, that would mean a lot of interviewing — which isn’t ideal, especially given the pressure and anxiety that they can induce. So, how do we best prepare in order to feel confident and ace that next interview? 

Join us in this interactive Career Connect session where you can ask questions of our alumni career specialist and begin a conversation with fellow alumni who are also interested in improving their interview skills. You’ll even get the chance to share what you may have learned with others and learn other best practices yourself to help prepare you for your next interview opportunity.  


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Facilitator: Andrea Christensen, B.Ed’99, CDP 

Andrea Christensen is the alumni career development specialist at UCalgary, where she supports alumni in all stages of their career and professional development through coaching and program development. Andrea, who also holds a Master of Education from the University of New Brunswick, has worked in various roles within career development and education and is a sessional instructor at Mount Royal University. She truly enjoys helping others at different points in their career journey, whether it be to discover their value, find meaningful work, support career pivots or work out next steps.