Speaker Series

Our Speaker Series events are designed to help you expand your employment outlook. At each event, you will:

  • Listen to professionals who graduated with your degree or work in your field of interest.
  • Hear tips and strategies about career and work search based on the lived successes and failures of professionals.
  • Gain perspective on your skills, knowledge, and abilities and how they apply to the workplace.
  • Open doors to opportunities by talking with professionals who can get you connected.

Each event will have a panel, discussion, networking, and refreshments.

All events are free and registration is recommended.

Upcoming Speaker Series

Speaker Series

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Date

Time

Careers in Political Science  Faculty of Arts Thursday, February 7, 2019  5:00-7:00 p.m.
Careers in Criminology  Faculty of Arts Tuesday, February 26, 2019  5:30-7:30 p.m.
Careers in Computing Science  Faculty of Science  Tuesday, March 12, 2019  5:00-7:00 p.m. 
Careers in Philosophy Faculty of Arts Thursday, March 14, 2019
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Careers in Classics  Faculty of Arts Tuesday, March 19, 2019  5:00-7:00 p.m.
Careers in Math & Stats  Faculty of Science Wednesday, March 20, 2019  5:00-7:00 p.m. 

Careers in Political Science

Thursday, February 7, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tory 3-36
Sponsored by the Faculty of Arts 

  • Bashir Mohamed

    Bashir Mohamed is a civil servant and freelance writer based in Edmonton. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in political science in 2017. His writing has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Sprawl Calgary, and Star Edmonton. In his spare time, he enjoys learning about Alberta's history and spending time in the archives.  

  • Dustin Wenger

    Dustin Wenger, Corporate Development Integration Specialist, Frack Shack Inc.

    Dustin has had a diverse career, spanning industries and functions over the past 13 years. Currently supporting business integrations, mergers, and acquisitions with an oilfield service company, he previously worked as a management consultant in the IT field, lead a business process and standards function for a large construction company, and managed service operations across western Canada in the heavy equipment sector. He is a graduate of both the University of Alberta (B.A. Political Science) and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (MBA, with a focus on strategic management and business analytics). Dustin spends his free time with his family, his wife and three children, continuing to learn, and enjoys reading and exploring the latest audiobooks and podcasts.

  • John Windwick

    John Windwick is the vice president of Community Initiatives at ATB Financial, and a U of A alumni. John first started his 28-year career span with ATB Financial in sales where he gained 10 years of experience before moving into more executive roles in different divisions. He now manages sponsorships—an annual budget of over 7 million dollars—and is responsible for overseeing a team of dedicated staff who focus on building ATB's profile in the community via events and programs across the province. As an active community builder, John has been involved in a number of boards and organizations throughout his career, including chair of Northlands Park, Hockey Alberta Foundation, Telus Edmonton Opens, and Cystic Fibrosis Sports Committee, and as commissioner of Canadian Finals Rodeo.

  • Navneet Gidda

    Navneet Gidda is a culture editor at The Wanderer. She is a recent graduate of the Political Science program, and has been very involved in student governance. During her undergrad, she was the president of the Political Science Undergraduate Association, a vice president with the U of A New Democrats, and an intern at a non-profit in Washington, DC. After graduation, Navneet served as a constituency manager for Premier Rachel Notley, and chaired the youth caucus of the Alberta New Democratic Party. She now spends her time exploring freelance journalism while pursuing a degree in public policy.

  • Shannon Coyne

    Shannon Coyne is a student recruiter with Student Recruitment and Engagement in the Faculty of Arts. As a student, Shannon worked in the non-profit sector and volunteered for the Institute of Public Administration in Canada (IPAC). As a recent graduate, she now works with prospective and current students to inform them about opportunities in the Faculty of Arts. When she is not recruiting students in the community, she assists with art event planning and communications content development.

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Careers in Criminology

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Tory 3-36
Sponsored by the Faculty of Arts

  • Anya Manukyan

    Anya Manukyan is a file coordinator and volunteer coordinator with Youth Restorative Action Project in Edmonton. Anya recently graduate from the Criminology Program at U of A in April 2017, and is now facilitating youth justice at a local non-profit. Her role involves both working directly with young people involved in the justice system as well as taking part in the recruitment, intake, training, and support of the volunteers. In her spare time, Anya snowboards, volunteers on a non-profit board, and is taking a French course.

  • Caitlyn Rieger

    Caitlyn Rieger is a programs and policy advisor at the Community Corrections and Release Programs Branch with the Government of Alberta. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of Alberta, and thereafter commenced her career as a probation officer in 2012. She has worked in both rural and urban settings in her six years as a probation office, and in 2016 began supervising high risk and prolific offenders as a probation liaison with the Edmonton Police Service, Downtown Division. In July 2018, Caitlyn started working as a programs and policy advisor for the Programs and Policy Development Unit, where she helps to create, update, and evaluate operational policy, and supports various programs impacting Community Corrections across the province.

  • Chris Gibson

    Chris Gibson is a security intelligence officer with the Alberta Justice, Correctional Services Intelligence Unit.  He graduated with a BA in Criminology from the University of Western Ontario in 2008. After graduation, he took a position as a case manager with an anti-Human trafficking task force in Toronto. In this role he primarily worked with individuals convicted of human sex trafficking. He has since worked in corrections for the past eight years with both the Yukon Territory Department of Corrections, and more recently as an intelligence officer and tactical team member with Alberta Justice.

  • David Jones

    David Jones is a sergeant with the Edmonton Police Service. He has worked as a police officer for nearly 16 years, with experience in patrol, child protection, human resources, community policing, and violent extremism prevention. David completed his undergrad at the U of A in English literature and criminology. He recently completed his Master’s degree in Applied Criminology and Police Management at the University of Cambridge, with a focus on police hiring practices using a gender-based analysis.

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Careers in Computing Science

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
5:00-7:00 p.m.
TBA
Sponsored by the Faculty of Science

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Careers in Philosophy

Thursday, March 14, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
TBA
Sponsored by the Faculty of Arts

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Careers in Classics

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Tory 3-36
Sponsored by the Faculty of Arts

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Careers in Math & Stats

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
5:00-7:00 p.m.
CAB 239
Sponsored by the Faculty of Science

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