Experiential learning and career development events | Mount Allison

Events include, but are not limited to professional development opportunities and workshops, Career Week, Entrepreneurship Week and the Elevate Program.


Upcoming Events

December 7, 2021

Pitch Workshop with Rivers Corbett (Entrepreneur-in-Residence)

Are you thinking about applying for entrepreneurial funding (Reisman, TD Ignite, etc.)? Are you interested in starting a business but need some tips on pitching your business ideas to others? Join Rivers Corbett, our Entrepreneur-in-Residence to learn how to best pitch your idea on Tuesday, December 7th at 6pm on Teams.

Register for the session now!

December 8, 2021

DYO Internship & Travel Grant Info Session

Are you interested in learning how you can take advantage of funding to design your own dream (paid) summer experience? There are a variety of grants and funding available through MtA for you to create your own experience during the summer of 2022, with a host organization of your choice! Join us for an info session on Wednesday, December 8th at 3:30pm on Teams. All students in all years & programs are invited to this info session that will walk you through the timelines and steps for applications, some tips for reaching out to potential host organizations, and more!

Register for the session now!


Previous Events


November 2021
November 2, 2021

Tuesday Talks with Rivers Corbett (Entrepreneur-in-Residence)

Join us for a lunch time talk (12:00 - 1:00 PM) on MS Teams with Rivers Corbett. This week, Rivers will be joined by Kayla Isabelle, CEO of StartUp Canada.

November 3, 2021

The Elevate Program: Digital Skills Alumni Panel

Kicking off our Digital Skills Session is an Alumni Panel on Digital/Technological skills and their importance. Each alumni has a diverse background and array of knowledge that has led them to be experts in their respective fields. They are excited to talk with students all about the importance of digital skills, trends within this sector and tips on how to improve your own digital skills. This event will be held from 7:00 – 8:15 PM on MS Teams.

Email Amy (awalker@mta.ca) for more details.

November 4, 2021

DYO Internships and Travel Grants

Are you interested in learning how you can take advantage of funding to design your own dream (paid) summer experience? There are a variety of grants and funding available through MtA for you to create your own experience during the summer of 2022, with a host organization of your choice! Join us for an info session on Thursday, November 4th at 4:30pm on Teams. All students in all years & programs are invited to this info session that will walk you through the timelines and steps for applications, some tips for reaching out to potential host organizations, and more!


Email careers@mta.ca to RSVP

Entrepreneurship Week (Nov. 15-19, 2021)

Monday, November 15

  • Entrepreneurship Funding Info Session (12:30-1:15pm | AVDX 111)

Join us to learn about summer entrepreneurship funding options such as Reisman Internship, TD Ignite Grants and the Craighead & Cherry Innovation Grant.

  • Entrepreneurship Funding Info Session (5:30-6:15pm | AVDX 111)

Join us to learn about summer entrepreneurship funding options such as Reisman Internship, TD Ignite Grants and the Craighead & Cherry Innovation Grant.

Tuesday, November 16

  • Tuesday Talks with Rivers: How Do I Entrepreneur? (12-1pm | MS Teams)

Tuesday talks featuring stories and advice from successful entrepreneurs with host and MTA Entrepreneur in Residence, Rivers Corbett!

Guest 1: Elizabeth Connell co-founder and President at African Bronze Honey Company.

Guest 2: Brian President and Co-owner of Pump House Breweries 

Wednesday, November 17

  • Ideation Session (6-7:30pm | MS Teams)

Thursday, November 18

  • Personal Branding Session (6-7:30pm | MS Teams)

Tuesday, November 16

  • Build Your Business Model Canvas with Rivers (10am-12pm | MS Teams)
  • Professional Headshots (1-4pm | TBD)

 

 

October 2021
Career Week (Oct. 4-8)

Monday, October 4

  • Resume and Cover Letter Workshop (3-4pm, Virtual via Teams)

Join us for a virtual resume and cover letter workshop! You need a professional resume and cover letter for summer and post-grad job and internship applications, and this session will get you started with tips for content and formatting.

  • Discovering Life After MtA: Young Alum Panel (7-8pm, Virtual via Teams)

We’ve invited four young MtA alum from various academic programs to join us virtually and chat about their career paths! Join us to hear about the realities of graduating in a pandemic, pursuing post-grad studies, and get some tips for how to set yourself up for success after graduation!

Tuesday, October 5

  • Fireside Chat with Matt McGowan, Director and General Manager of Snapchat, Canada (6-7pm, Virtual via Teams)

Mentorship, networking, careers in the tech space, media & advertising, and how to sell your story to employers… Matt McCowan will be happy to share on all of these topics and more during this fireside chat and Q&A session. We’re so pleased to welcome Matt to campus, virtually. Students are encouraged to submit questions in advance to careers@mta.ca and come prepared for an interactive and valuable session from someone with a varied career in tech and media – who also graduated from a small liberal arts school!

Wednesday, October 6

  • Virtual Career Fair (11am-2:30pm, Virtual via Kumospace)

Our annual Career Fair offers students the opportunity to explore a variety of employers and post grad institutions. Recruiters are here to meet you, no matter what degree program you’re in! All students from all degree programs are encourage to drop into the virtual fair to chat, and learn more about opportunities for summer, full time, and post grad! 

  • LinkedIn: The Basics (6-7pm, Virtual via Teams)

LinkedIn isn’t just your boss’s network these days. It’s an important tool for networking and the job search and filled with resources for all stages of your careers. We’re here to help you learn to use it effectively and how to create a profile that stands out.

Thursday, October 7

  • Drop in Resume, Cover Letter, and LinkedIn Profile Review (1:30-3pm, The Pond)

Drop in with a copy of your resume and/or cover letter to have it reviewed for clarity, professionalism and focus. We’re happy to help go through some tips to spruce it up for all of your future job and internship applications! We can also take a look at your LinkedIn profile and give you some feedback!

Friday, October 8

  • Perspectives from an HR Professional: How to Stand out in the Hiring Process (2-3pm, The Pond)

Come join experienced HR professional Elyse Thibeault (CPHR) to learn about best practices during the hiring process – from how to make your application stand out to how to ace your interview. Bring your questions! 

October 19, 2021

Fireside Chat with Rivers Corbett (Entrepreneur-in-Residence)

Join us at the Fireside Chat with our first ever Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Rivers Corbett on Tuesday, October 19th from 6-7 PM on Teams. Rivers is a Mount Allison Alum ('85) with more than 20 years of experience and is excited to meet regularly with students.

Register here.

October 20, 2021

Future NB International - Professional Development Information Session

Are you an international students and are wanting to gain Canadian work experience or those who are wanting to stay in New Brunswick/Canada following graduation? Join our in-person information session from 5:00 - 5:30 PM in the Wu (Dunn 113) to learn how. 

October 23, 2021

The Elevate Program: Cultural Competency Workshop with Shakira Weatherdon

Join us in the Elevate Program with welcoming Shakira Weatherdon of Chrysalis Human Rights Agency for an intensive hands-on cultural competency workshop on equity, diversity and inclusion.
In this session, participants will examine equity, diversity and inclusion in the 
workplace through the lens of an employer and employee, what it means for 
team leaders and managers, including conflict management, communication 
skills, and team building.

Contemporary issues related to equity-seeking communities will also be explored in this session. This session explores what equity, diversity, and inclusion look like inside and outside of the workplace, and how we can transform today’s world for a better tomorrow.

Email Amy (awalker@mta.ca) for more details.