The ACSioN Network of Canada presents:
African-Canadian Careers 2018
3rd Annual Career Showcase and Professional Development Conference
Please note that to participate in this event, you must REGISTER.
> African-Canadian Careers - Panel Discussion and Q&A sessions
Join our stellar panels of accomplished African-Canadian professionals as we advance critically-important discussions on how community members can succeed and establish rewarding careers in various sectors, including:
- Finance & Accounting, with:
Jeff-Gino DUFRESNE - Accountant, Martine Adam CPA Inc. / Founder & President, Rebel Man Clothing
Layial EL-HADI - Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director, Centre for Engineering in Society, Concordia University
- Engineering & IT, with:
Salim ADAMON - CEO, SADAX Technology Services
Josepha Karel EKEDI - Senior SAP Materials Management Consultant, IBM Canada
Alain KASSANGANA - Customer Success Manager, Autodesk
- Marketing & Communications, with:
Julian MCKENZIE - Reporter & Weather Presenter, CTV News / Sportswriter, The Canadian Press / Host, WatchMojo
Danièle-Jocelyne OTOU - Communications Manager, Apathy is Boring
- International Cooperation, with:
Adama KABA - Education Specialist, Equitas International Centre for Human Rights Education
Malika NOUBISSIE - Head of Mission, Public Relations without Borders (in partnership with CUSO International)
Simidele ORIMOLADE - Program Officer, Crossroads International (Carrefour International)
Warsama Ali SAMATAR - Project Coordinator, Network Administration, Bell Canada
- Law, with:
Gassim BANGOURA - Director, Legal Affairs and Assistant Corporate Secretary, Maison Birks
Carle Jane EVANS - Litigation Associate, BCF
Stéphanie JULES - Counsel, BMO Capital Markets
Sandrine SIEWE - Lawyer - Analyst, Autorité des marchés financiers
- Human Resources, with:
Valérie PRIMÉ - Talent Acquisition Consultant, Bell - Corporate Services
Maeghan Kimberly WATSON - Talent Assessor, Allegis Global Solutions
> Beyond the Buzzwords of Diversity and Inclusion: Le respect - des clichés à la verité
In all spheres - from academia, to the public sector, to the corporate world - it seems every day we hear more about how our societies need to become more diverse and inclusive. Yet, less than a handful of the Fortune 500 CEOs are people of colour, and women of African descent in particular remain entirely without representation at the highest ranks of Canada's most powerful organizations.
What must we do to get this right, and how can we ensure that African-Canadian communities build agency in shaping the outcome of this diversity dialogue? Join us for a crucial conversation about how we can create lasting change and make respect a reality, with:
Nina KIM - Project Manager, Workforce Development, CEDEC
Myrlande PIERRE - Sociologue et Chercheure associée au Centre de recherche en immigration ethnicité et citoyenneté, UQAM
Moussa SÈNE - Social Environment Project Manager
> Walking the Walk - the Entrepreneurial Mentality: Panel Discussion and Q&A session
A very special discussion focusing on the core motivations and preparation it takes to successfully develop one's career as an entrepreneur. Our all-star panellists will discuss how to take charge of your career by creating entirely new paths for yourself! Key entrepreneurs from our sector-based panels will also be joined by:
Jessey CHARLES - Présidente et Fondatrice, La Maison Debora / Nurse clinician at Batshaw Youth and Family Centre CIUSSS Ouest-de-L'Île
Vanessa CHERENFANT - COO, SADAX Technology Services
Anthony OMENYA - Founder and CEO, MOKO / Founder and President, Omenya Consulting
> Activity: Networking 101
Does the word "networking" make you cringe wtih apprehension? We'll show you simple ways to reduce the stress and focus on what matters when it comes to building connections. Get ready to make the most of every networking opportunity!
> Activity: Personal Branding - Everybody wants to hire me! Right?!
Do you hear of people who are always landing job offers, while you have a hard time getting a second glance from a recruiter? Aren't you amazingly dynamic, qualified, educated and motivated? Well, maybe it's not you - it could be your brand! You'll have the chance to discuss resumé strategies with our recruiters and HR professionals, learn how to optimize your LinkedIn profile, and set yourself up for success!
> Activity: Rock that Interview
If you were hiring someone and you could give the person 30 minutes to talk about themselves and what they can do for your organization, how would you expect them to respond? If you were that person, would you give yourself the job? We'll show you how to get your message across effectively.
> Activity: Speed mentoring and first impressions
Wouldn't it be great to have someone who can point out the best career strategies on an ongoing basis? Registrants will have the chance to get to know a wonderful group of professionals, with experienced veterans in each sector.
> Activity: LinkedIn Photo Booth
Whether you're introducing yourself to new colleagues or professional contacts, or just looking for a new job, you definitely want to have an image that shows you at your professional best!
Our photographer will be available to capture some of your finest moments on camera.
> Career showcase with featured companies and organizations
Are you looking to jumpstart your career? Register now to meet recruiters from key sectors such as finance & accounting, international cooperation, engineering & IT, human resources, marketing & communications, and more!
Presented in partnership with:
- CUSO International
- Morgan Stanley
- TD Bank Group
and other participating organizations! Check again soon for more details!
> Afterparty preview: ASAC's Jukpa - The Golden Solstice
Students can get inspired, get connected, AND get down this November 3rd! Simply register for the conference & afterparty combo, and present your student ID at the African-Canadian Careers 2018 conference to pick up your ticket for the hottest afterparty by ASAC: Jukpa - The Golden Solstice!
A message from our affiliate ASAC:
MAKE WE DEY JUKPA MY SISTAS AND BRODAS!
JUKPA, the African Students' Association of Concordia's yearly party, is right around the corner and we cannot wait for the ultimate African vibing!
Hosted on November 3rd with one extra hour to shake body and scatta the floor!
African beats will be brought to you by the best:
DJ Apache and DJ Trick Triick!
Infos aux partenaires | Partner info
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Montreal, QC H5B 1E5
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