Career Webinars

Register for upcoming career webinars and watch recordings to learn more about a variety of career-related topics. 

Upcoming webinars:

Calgary in a Changing Economy

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
12 - 1 p.m. MT

Calgary

We are, all of us, aware of how Covid-19 has impacted our lives. Companies from all sectors are wondering how, or even if, they will survive these challenging times. For many, this has resulted in layoffs and unemployment rates are reaching levels we haven’t see in many years. For those of you who are questioning your own career stability or trajectory, now is the time to discover your inner entrepreneur. What are the skills you have that are valuable in the current climate?

Join us for the webinar to:

  • Hear about the impact of Covid-19 on the economy and the labour force
  • Learn about some of the companies and sectors that are still hiring
  • Be encouraged to creatively apply your skills in companies and jobs you might not have previously considered

Register now

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Court Ellingston

Meet the Speaker

Court Ellingson, BComm'94

Court joined Calgary Economic Development in 2014 as a Project Manager and Economic Strategist. He works with government, non-profit and the private sector on the implementation of Calgary in the New Economy: The Economic Strategy for Calgary. From 2008 to 2014, Court worked in community economic development as a Senior Consultant with MDB Insight after working in Indonesia for six years as a Country Program Manager with CUSO International. Through his role as steward of Calgary in the New Economy, Court collaborates with businesses, non-profits and the public sector to launch initiatives in talent, innovation, place-making and business environment. Court is passionate about our city and making Calgary the best Canadian city to live, work, start and grow a business.


Past Webinars

Succeed in your career with these expert tips and advice 

Arranged by a variety of topics, our career resources can help you advance in the workforce — no matter if you’re looking for new opportunities or want to advance in your current career.

Check back often as new webinars, articles and other resources are posted regularly.

 

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Navigating Life and Career with Resilience, Resolve and Empowerment

In the face of tough times and career uncertainty, how do you choose to respond? Unemployment or fear of it, economic instability, and challenging work environments cause worry and stress.

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Intellectual Engagement in the Workplace

Are you “100% in” at work? When people are motivated and interested in their work, given the freedom to explore, feel like they are making a contribution and have a sense of belonging to an organization, they are engaged in their work. 

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Building a Meaningful Career

Self-awareness and reflection are key aspects to your ability to construct the right career path — knowing who you are and what is truly important to you will always help you as you find your next ventures. Learn tools for this self-reflection with this webinar.

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Thriving at Work

Respectful relationships are fundamental to achieving a healthy and positive workplace environment and critical to achieving our professional goals. Join this webinar to learn how you can contribute to a respectful and thriving workplace.

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How to Network like a Pro

When you network effectively, you increase your chances of identifying meaningful opportunities and gaining valuable industry insights. Join this webinar to learn all you need to know in order to network like a pro!

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Negotiation Skills

As more employers come to expect this skill as a valuable workplace competency, being able to negotiate is crucial in today’s competitive market. Learn about the necessary mindset, as well as strategies for negotiating at different stages for career development and job search.

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Career Resilience

Building career resilience puts you in the driver seat to successfully navigate the growing uncertainty of the future of work! Learn about the key principles in enhancing resilience so you will thrive and adapt proactively in your career, despite ongoing change.

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Intercultural Competence

One way to stand out in the workforce is to develop your skills towards inclusion. This webinar introduces a four-step model on how to engage and develop your intercultural competency, which is the capability to accurately understand and adapt behaviour to cultural differences and commonality.

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Emotional Intelligence

The influence that emotions have on your career is increasing, with the World Economic Forum listing emotional intelligence as one of the top 10 skills that employers will require by 2020. Discover how emotional intelligence can help you stand out in the workforce and start developing this skill set today!

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The Future of Work

Even though the uncertainty of today’s career landscape presents many challenges, it also offers the great opportunity to to carve your own career path through purposeful design that facilitates your lifestyle.

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Grow Your Career E-book

Download our e-book for five expert tips that will help you stand out when job-hunting.

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Workplace and Career Wellness

Discover how to create a positive and consistent state of career well-being — including the state of your physical, emotional, social and financial wellness.

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Power of Mentorship

Discover how mentorship can advance your own leadership development in the areas of career and professional development, either as a mentor or as a mentee.

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Decoding Job Interviews

Decode the job interview with these five tips. Discover how to prepare effectively for the interview, increase your confidence and set yourself apart from other candidates.

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Transferable Skills

Learn how to gain clarity and insight into what are your transferable skills and learn strategies to communicate them with ease.

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Embracing Career Transition

Career transition is a normal part of career development. These tools will enhance and streamline your experience, no matter if you’re considering a career change or looking to remain competitive within your current career path.

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Leverage LinkedIn

These resources will help you understand how to utilize the world’s largest professional networking site to increase your visibility, make more connections and stand out.

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Resumes and Cover Letters

Gain a competitive advantage when job-hunting! These resources will help you create a winning resume and cover letter that’ll get you noticed.

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Alternatives to Academia

These resources will help master’s and PhD graduates assess and explore career options when pursuing alt-ac or non-academic careers.

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Value of Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to develop skills and competencies, gain valuable work experience, explore career options, and build confidence.

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For Engineering Grads

The engineering market is competitive and in flux. These resources will help you learn how to navigate the new economy by better positioning yourself in the face of ongoing social and economic changes.

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For Arts Graduates

Discover how you can leverage and effectively communicate the diversity of your Arts degree skills, experiences and training as you explore and apply for careers.

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Successful Self-Employment

Be the boss you want to be — your own boss! UCalgary Alumni has partnered with the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking to give you the tools to confidently make the leap into self-employment.

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