Arts Careers

ArtsWORKS Conference

The ArtsWORKS Career Development Conference is a bi-annual career education event for Arts undergraduate students and  
recent graduates. Sessions are available for those just starting to explore their career interests and for those entering the workforce!

The conference was successfully held on Saturday, October 29th, 2016. Look for details about the next ArtsWORKS Conference in the 2018/19 academic year

In the meantime, please visit the HUB Career Centre (8917 HUB Mall) or email artscareers@ualberta.ca for information about how to explore and discover your career options, to develop career management strategies, to learn strategies to improve your resume and interview skills, and much more!

Program Overview - October 2016 

9:00 – 9:50 a.m. Check-in
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Welcome by Dr. Lesley Cormack, Dean of the Faculty of Arts 
  Keynote Address by Adam Sweet (BA '07 Political Science) 
  Senior Advisor to the President of Edmonton Economic Development  
11:10 – 4:00 p.m.  Break out sessions 
noon – 4:00 p.m. Rapid Resume and LinkedIn Profile Reviews 
12:05 – 12:50 p.m.  Focus on International Students: Round Table on Working in Alberta
12:05 – 12:50 p.m.   Dining Etiquette for Work Search and Young Professionals
   
Break-out sessions:  
   
Going Global  
11:10 a.m. – noon Globalize Your Degree: International Opportunities for Arts Students
1:10 – 2:00 p.m Careers with a Global Focus
2:10 – 3:00 p.m.  Gaining International Work and Volunteer Experience
   
Working in...  
11:10 a.m. – noon Financial Industry
1:10 – 2:00 p.m.  Communications and Marketing
2:10 – 3:00 p.m. Non-Profit Sector
3:10 – 4:00 p.m.  Public Sector
   
Managing your career  
11:10 a.m. – noon    Finding a Job: What Works? 
1:10 – 2:00 p.m.  Strategies to Increase Your Employment Opportunities Before You Graduate  
2:10 – 3:00 p.m. 'Making the Match' and Sharing your Uniqueness through Resume Building for Arts Students
3:10 – 4:00 p.m.  Putting your Undergraduate Research to Work