Programs

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Mentorship Program

WISER launched its mentorship program in September 2015 based on a trio structure–undergraduate student, graduate student or early-career professional, and experienced professional. The program is 8 months long and has 3 mandatory formal events throughout the year.

Industry Mixer

Industry mixer is held annually at the University of Alberta, and each year, we invite companies and business firms to join this event. This evening event is a great networking opportunity for undergraduates, graduates and early-career professionals. More detail about previous Mixer in November 2018 can be found on our co-host, MentorUP Alberta’s website: https://www.mentorupalberta.com/our-blog/2018/12/15/2018-industry-mixer-event

Coffee Nights

This causal event covers various topics on networking and professional developments and is usually held once every few months. Previous topics that we covered including:

  • Networking Strategies
  • Workplace Etiquette and Culture
  • Speed Networking
  • Work Life Balance
  • Professional Behaviour
Professional Development Workshops

WISER presents several workshops throughout the year aimed at helping you with your professional development. The workshops from the past years and some upcoming workshops include:

  • Communication Style and Personality Assessment
  • Negotiating for Success
  • Leadership and Entrepreneurship
  • Human Rights and Gender Discrimination
  • Project Management
  • Resume and Interview Skills
Panel Discussions

Panel discussions are aimed to address certain topics. We ensure that the discussions to be informative, interactive, and thought-provoking. Some topics from past discussions include:

  • Learn from HR Managers
  • Career Panel
  • Managing Transition
  • Gender diversity in the workplace
Annual BBQ

This family-friendly event is a retreat for the whole community in the summer. We prepare food, beverages, and games for everyone. The theme of the BBQ has been work-life balance, emphasizing the importance of well-roundedness throughout one’s career.