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Career Conversations are online events that allow you to meet other #CUalumni to get career advice, exchange contact information and make new connections to grow your online network.

The basics: Easy as 1, 2, 3 ... 4!

1. Register
1. Register
Create a conversation account with your LinkedIn account or email address.
2. Attend
2. Attend
On the event date, login and join the live session from anywhere.
3. Chat
3. Chat
You'll be matched with other attendees for one-on-one timed chats.
4. Follow up
4. Follow up
All connections are saved so you can easily follow up and quickly build your network.

Career Conversations - Winter 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Women and Leadership: Professional networking for Montreal, Toronto, New York alumnae

  • 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. EST

Join our virtual networking event and connect with our hosts: industry experts who will share their experience and give key career advice.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Making it in the world of finance: myth and reality

  • 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. EST

Finance alumni professionals will share their experience and give you key advice on how to become successful in their industry.


More help!

Some Career Conversations will be exclusively for alumni based on industry, location, educational background or other topics of interest. Others events will connect alumni with students to share advice, connections or other feedback.

You will be randomly assigned to another person in the same booth to chat with. You can choose not to chat with a person when you are initially matched, but you cannot choose with whom you will be matched. 

The goal is to expand your network, so try not to turn anyone away. You never know where that connection may lead!

  • You can enter multiple booths and indicate that you want to chat.
  • Each chat lasts up to 10 minutes, but you can choose to end sooner.
  • Your chat is automatically saved and you can access it again after the event.
  • You can set up a greeting to automatically be sent when you enter a new chat session.
  • It is text chat-only (no video or voice component), so it is easy to participate from the office, home, mobile device - anywhere!
  • Even though it is a chat room, it is still professional networking, so write accordingly.

Watch a short video to see how it works.


Start chatting!

Attending an event? Try one of these questions to start a conversation with a pro:

  • What did you study at Concordia University?
  • What do you do professionally?
  •  Why did you decide to participate in this event?
  • How did you get into your industry area?
  • Can I ask for your advice on ____?
  • What's your favorite memory on campus?
  • If you could do one thing differently in your career, what would it be?

Hosting an event as a pro? Get chatting with attendees with these questions:

  • Do you know what type of career you are working towards?
  • Are you involved in any professional organizations?
  • Why did you decide to participate in this event:
    • Job Search Strategies
    • Interviewing Tips
    • LinkedIn Profile Reviews
    • Networking Tips to Energize Your Search
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