Calgary's Brimming with Professional Networking Events

October 1, 2012 | Alberta

Studying in Calgary provides a number of benefits for business students. The city is constantly bustling with events to attend, and fortunately for students, many of these are centred around networking and making connections for future employment. Between classes at CDI College, students can find out about various professional events in the city and take advantage of their downtime from school. This month, students can attend the South Asian Professionals Network meetup and the "Negotiating Your Career" seminar, a part of the Young Women of Influence Evening Series.

Young Women of Influence: "Negotiate Your Career"

Designed for professional women emerging onto the business scene, Young Women of Influence hosts a number of speakers throughout the year who provide expertise and innovative ideas to help other young females get ahead in their workplace. In this particular seminar, lawyer Evelyn Ackah will speak at the Westin Calgary hotel on Wednesday, October 12, 2012 giving advice on how to negotiate with colleagues and overcome challenges so that professionals can ultimately get what they want. Avenue Magazine named Ackah one of the region's "Top 40 Under 40," and those who attend this inspiring conference might quickly discover why she earned this title.

Guests will also enjoy complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres, gift bags and possible raffle prizes. For adults who may need childcare during the event, Calgary's Kids & Co will offer its services at their nearest location to the downtown hotel.

Meet-up for South Asian professionals
Any professional of South Asian descent can meet other like-minded professionals during this meet-and-greet on Saturday, October 13, 2012. Whether seeking networking opportunities or helping another find valuable connections in fields such as computer support or accounting, adults with a variety of needs and objectives come out for these social gatherings. Past events have included Canadian community members with backgrounds in healthcare, engineering, law and accounting. These seasoned professionals offer advice on the local economy and current work opportunities that may pertain to certain adult students who are just starting their job search.

Providing refreshments and a cozy environment for new acquaintances to feel comfortable socializing together, the organization will also help new attendees assimilate by leading conversations in small groups. Starting at 5:30 p.m., the event is an ideal way to unwind after spending an afternoon on the campus library studying for an upcoming exam.

Those who are interested in pursuing an education in the Calgary region can enroll in business courses at CDI College. from Accounting and Payroll Administration to Business Administrative Professional to Oil and Gas Administration. For more information, fill out the form on the right.

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