In today’s competitive job market, it’s crucial to have a strong local professional network

Join PEI Connectors on Friday, November 19th, 2021, at Rodd Charlottetown for our in-person speed networking event, Advancing Career Connections (ACC) UPEI, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

ACC UPEI is a speed networking event that will connect local industry professionals to final year domestic and international post-secondary business students who are pursuing either their bachelor's or master's degrees. ACC UPEI will enable participants to expand their professional networks and get closer to achieving their career goals in PEI.

Twelve employers from across PEI will be available for 15-minute networking sessions with ACC UPEI attendees. Through these 15-minute networking sessions, attendees will have an opportunity to pitch their skills, ask a few questions and personally deliver their resumes to employers.

Advancing Career Connections had previously organized virtual workshops to prepare attendees to put their best professional foot forward when making professional connections at ACC and beyond.

These workshops covered what to include on your resume, personal branding, networking during COVID-19, how to remain confident while networking in 2021, and more. They will prepare you to be the best professional version of yourself so that you can make a great impression at ACC UPEI on November 19th.


Part one of two of the prep workshops has already taken place. To prepare for part two and ACC watch the workshops below:

Marketing Yourself & Making Connections Workshop Part One

Miriam V. Briggs, MBA, is a marketing consultant with over 25+ years of experience in the business world both locally and internationally. She immigrated to Canada over 20 years ago and knows what it’s like to come to a new place and have to start networking from scratch. In the Marketing Yourself and Making Connections Workshop Part One, Miriam will provide strategies and tips on how to market yourself more effectively and make networking feel less intimidating! This two-part workshop is being conducted to support participants’ preparation for PEI Connectors’ upcoming in-person speed networking event on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at the Delta Prince Edward Marriot, Advancing Career Connections. In this workshop, Miriam will tell her own immigration journey and share how she was able to grow her professional network on PEI from the ground up. She will show you how to craft a 1-minute “elevator pitch” with interactive elements to go along with it. At the end of this workshop, networking won’t feel so intimidating as you will be armed with the knowledge to have a fun and engaging experience when it comes to important networking these opportunities!

Meeting Recording: Watch Here.

Marketing Yourself & Making Connections Workshop Part Two

In the Marketing Yourself and Making Connections Workshop Part One, Miriam provided strategies and tips on how to market yourself more effectively and make networking feel less intimidating. In part two she will continue to provide tips and tricks on networking with a focus on how to use LinkedIn to stand out to future employers while networking!

Meeting Recording: Watch Here.

How to Network & Search for a Job with Confidence: Part One

In her two-part workshop, How to Network & Search for a Job with Confidence, Julie Ann will cover topics such as: Being open-minded about job and networking opportunities Knowing your strengths and how to use them to your advantage in your job search Reframing the job search - you can be in charge of your career! Job searching is hard. She will cover how to stay focused and driven when you’re not getting the results you hoped for. At the end of this two-part workshop, you will feel confident to take charge of your career! You will be armed with the tips to network with ease and stay focused on getting the job that is right for your life. After Julie Ann’s workshops, you will know your strengths and won’t let the dreaded job search get you down!

Meeting Recording: Watch here.

If you would like to be on the PEI Connectors email list and get the most up-to-date information about ACC email Sanjana Hossain at shossain@charlottetownchamber.com.

MRSB

Interested in meeting people in accounting and business consulting services? Expand your professional network by meeting Anne-Marie, Chief Operating Officer, and Matt Maclnnis, Senior Manager, Accounting & Audit at MRSB, at ACC UPEI.

Learn more about MRSB- https://www.mrsbgroup.com/

Book your 15-minute networking session with Anne-Marie and Matt at Advancing Career Connections today!

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BDO Canada LLP

Interested in meeting people in the accounting, tax and advisory services? Expand your professional network by meeting with Matt Wilkins, Senior Accountant, and Andrew Thompson, Manager at BDO.

Learn about BDO Canada LLP- https://www.bdo.ca/

Book your 15-minute networking session with Matt and Andrew at ACC UPEI today!

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Dyne Holdings

Expand your professional networking by meeting with Matt Daubs, HR Manager at Dyne Holdings and get closer to achieving your career goals on PEI.

Learn about Dyne Holdings- http://www.dyneholdings.com/

Book your 15-minute networking session with Matt at ACC UPEI today!

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Fitzpatrick and Co.

Interested in meeting people in accounting and business advisory services? Expand your professional network by meeting with Jamie E. Arsenault (CPA, CA, CBV), Partner at Fitzpatrick and Co., at ACC UPEI!

Learn more about Fitzpatrick and Co.- https://fitzandco.ca/

Book your 15-minute networking session with Jamie E. Arsenault at ACC UPEI today!

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RBC

Interested in meeting people in banking, investment banking and finance?

Connect with local business professionals at RBC including Kaye Kelly, Community Market Manager and David Haoliang Sun, Assistant Branch Manager.

Learn more about RBC- https://www.rbcroyalbank.com/ By meeting with these local business people you will be expanding your professional network and getting closer to achieving your career goals on PEI.

Book your 15-minute networking session with Kaye and David at Advancing Career Connections today!

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Innovation PEI

Expand your professional networking by meeting with Alex Youland, Talent Recruitment Specialist at Innovation PEI and get closer to achieving your career goals on PEI.

Learn about Innovation PEI- https://www.innovationpei.com/

Book your 15-minute networking session with Alex at ACC UPEI today!

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Next Level Group

Expand your professional networking by meeting with Andrew Lavoie, president of Next Level Group and get closer to achieving your career goals on PEI.

Learn more about Next Level Group- https://www.nlgrp.com/

Book your 15-minute networking session with Andrew at ACC UPEI today!

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Invesco

Expand your professional networking by meeting with Kate Bentley, Talent Acquisition Partner in Human Resources at Invesco to expand your professional network and get closer to achieving your career goals on PEI.

Learn about Invesco- https://www.invesco.com/

Book your 15-minute networking session with Kate at Advancing Career Connections today!

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Sharon O'Halloran

Interested in meeting people in accounting and financial advisory services? Expand your professional network by meeting with Matt Dawson, junior accountant at Sharon O'Halloran.

Learn more about Honibe- https://www.sharonohalloran.ca/

Book your 15-minute networking session with Matt at ACC UPEI today!

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Construction Association of PEI

Expand your professional networking by meeting with Sam Sanderson, General Manager at Construction Association of PEI and get closer to achieving your career goals on PEI.

Learn about CAPEI- https://www.capei.ca/

Book your 15-minute networking session with Sam at ACC UPEI today!

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ISLAND RECRUITING / CONFEDERATION CAPITAL

Expand your professional networking by meeting with Kelly Hamilton with Island Recruiting to expand your professional network and get closer to achieving your career goals on PEI.

Learn about Island Recruiting- http://islandrecruiting.com/

Book your 15-minute networking session with Kelly at Island Recruiting today!

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Rodd Management

Interested in meeting people in the hotel management industry? Expand your professional network by meeting with Mary Lou MacFarlane, HR Manager and Bobbi Lawlor-White, Chief Financial Officer, from Rodd Management Ltd. at ACC UPEI today.

Learn more about Rodd management- https://roddvacations.com/about/management-services/

Book your 15-minute networking session with Mary and Bobbi at Advancing Career Connections today!

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