Join Us

The Student Employment and Career Centre (SECC) is pleased to host a panel of industry representatives to speak about careers in a variety of industries. Join us in this interactive session to learn more about how the industry works, career options and how to effectively search for jobs. There will be opportunities to ask questions and to network with the panelists, after they are asked to speak about some or all of the following topics:

  • Overview of the industry
  • How the industry works
  • Workforce composition
  • Career options within the industry
  • Realities of working in the industry
  • How and where to search for job opportunities in the industry

Why would you want to network with the panelists at the end of the session?

  • This is an opportunity for you to practice introducing yourself to people that you don’t necessarily know, and get your questions answered.  It takes place in a safe environment where it is expected that you will want to ask questions and meet the panelists in person
  • You never know when an opportunity will present itself, so take advantage to talk directly to people 

Why should you attend?

  • Gain an increased awareness of the industry and potential career opportunities
  • Become empowered to further explore the industry
  • Meet and connect with local, provincial and national industry representatives
  • All students, both undergraduate and graduate, are welcome 

Networking Tips

  • Prepare to introduce yourself by practicing your Elevator, or FAST, Pitch ahead of time.
    • F - Full Name: Begin with your full name and a firm handshake.
    • A - Academics: Tell them your major and year in program (extracurriculars are optional).
    • S - Skills/Strengths: Talk about your skills and/or strengths that will benefit the employer, ideally by discussing relevant experience. 
    • T - Target: Tell them your objective and your question. (What is your interest or goal in speaking with this person? It is helpful to state what you know about their opportunities based on your research.)
  • Keep the pitch short, 30 seconds or less.
  • Remember to smile and maintain good eye contact. Demonstrating a positive attitude and being engaged are very important!
  • Do your research on the organization beforehand.
  • Stay long enough to have your questions answered and your interest recognized, but never monopolize a panelist’s time. Ensure that you have left a positive impression.
  • Be prepared with a resume.
  • Be sure to thank the industry representatives for their time before you leave.
  • Consider taking the StrengthsFinder Assessment to help you better understand and articulate your strengths and talents.
  • To learn more about networking, read our networking article.  

Mining, Oil and Gas

Friday, September 30, 2016
11:15 am - 1:00 pm
Graduate Students' Association (GSA) Commons

Confirmed Industry Panelists:

  • Brady Balicki, Registered Professional Biologist, Lead - Environmental Science and Risk Assessment, (U of S Alumnus), Cameco  
  • Julia Ewing, BHEc MBA (uSask Alumna), Principal, J.A. Ewing Associates
  • Nancy Komperdo, P. Geo, Senior Geoscientist, BHP Billiton and Co-Chair for Women in Mining / Women in Nuclear Saskatchewan Chapter

Thank you to all who attended. We look forward to hosting this event again in Fall 2017.

Energy and Environment

Friday, October 28, 2016
11:15 am - 1:00 pm
Graduate Students' Association (GSA) Commons

Confirmed Industry Panelists:

Thank you to all who attended. We look forward to hosting this event again in Fall 2017.

Science and Technology

Friday, November 4, 2016
11:15 am - 1:00 pm
Graduate Students' Association (GSA) Commons

Confirmed Industry Panelists:

Thank you to all who attended. We look forward to hosting this event again in Fall 2017.

Government

Friday, January 20, 2017
11:15 am - 1:00 pm
Graduate Students' Association (GSA) Commons

Confirmed Industry Panelists:

There will be flyers on hand from the Public Service Commission of Canada/Government of Canada, as they couldn't be in attendance for the panel.  

This session is open to students in any year or program of study.  Register early as space is limited to 100 participants.

Healthcare and Research

Friday, Febuary 10, 2017
11:15 am - 1:00 pm
Graduate Students' Association (GSA) Commons

Confirmed Industry Panelists:

  • Gavin Cramner-Sargison, Medical Physicist, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
  • Linda Boryski, Physical Therapist/Medical Yoga Therapist/Certified Power Skating Instructor,  Saskatoon PhysioYogauSask Alumna, Bachelor of Arts - Sociology (1994), Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy (1999) and former Huskie Athletic, Women's Hockey Team
  • Mailey Lockhart, Change Management Advisor, Saskatchewan Medical AssociationuSask Alumna, Master of Public Health (2012), and currently a student enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Community Health and Epidemiology program at uSask

Arts, Culture and Community

Friday, March 3, 2017
11:15 am - 1:00 pm
Graduate Students' Association (GSA) Commons

Confirmed Industry Panelists: