Personal Branding is the difference between “Who are you?” and “Thank you for being here” in your career.
Wondering how to self-market in the digital age and pitch yourself to potential employers? Wondering how to communicate complex ideas for your personal brand? This is essential to successfully network, showcase your unique skills, and make a positive lasting first impression.
WiSER is hosting an interactive webinar for some tips and tricks on “How to develop and communicate your personal brand”. This event is targeted for graduate students and early-career professionals, or anyone hoping to learn about personal branding. Participants will learn how to translate and effectively communicate transferable skills, to be more attractive to potential employers.
The webinar will be a virtual panel discussion with professionals who will share their experiences and knowledge on how to market your skills effectively and get results. In addition, we will have an engaging Q&A period and a voluntary break out room activity to put the skills you learn to the test!
5:30-5:35 pm MT: Welcome & WiSER Intro
5:35-5:55 pm MT: Panel Discussion
5:55-6:05 pm MT: Q&A Period
6:05-6:10 pm MT: Break
6:10-6:45 pm MT: Breakout Room Activities
6:45-6:50 pm MT: Closing remark & Door Prize Announcement
6:50-7:30 pm MT: Networking (optional)
Research Communications Coordinator, University of Alberta
Catherine Tays completed her interdisciplinary PhD in the departments of Biological Sciences and Chemical Engineering at the University of Alberta, examining microbial methane biotransformations. Now Research Communications Coordinator at Future Energy Systems, Catherine works closely with diverse researchers, writing news and feature-length stories that highlight their work for a broad audience through both University of Alberta and external content platforms, and co-supervises the FES Professional Development Program.
Communications Strategist, University of Alberta
Matt Rea is communications strategist with the University of Alberta who specializes in fundraising communications. He’s also the host of several Alumni Association podcasts including the career advice podcast What the Job? Matt received his PhD in English from U of A in 2013. He has a baby and a dog who will likely make noise during this panel.