Experiential Learning & Career Development Spring 2015 Workshops

ELCD Workshop

Hope you're all excited to be back in Waterloo for our Summer Term. With a new semester comes a ton of great and exciting Experiential Learning & Career Development Workshops!

Pursue a career in Private Equity

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Are you interested in a career in finance? Not sure what area of finance you want to pursue? Come out and hear from Steve Balaban, Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Mink Capital, who will share his insight on pursuing a career in private  equity. Joining Steve will be two current SAF students that have had co-op experiences in private equity. Mink Capital is a private equity group focused on acquiring small-to-medium sized companies with strong cash flows. He is an inspiring speaker on the subjects of privateequity and entrepreneurship, and serves as a member of the CFA Private Client Committee and the CFA Mentorship Committee.

For a full bio of Mr. Balaban and to register for this event, please sign up here: https://ticketfi.com/event/335/pursue-a-career-in-private-equity

Tuesday, July 14th 5:30pm-6:30pm HH1102


SAF Professional Women’s Network

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The SAF Professional Women’s Network provides an opportunity for females in the School of Accounting and Finance to learn, be inspired, and network in a comfortable female environment. Please join us in welcoming Ingrid Bett, CFO at Dare Foods. Ingrid is a SAF alumnus and has had experience working in manufacturing and FMCG fortune 100 companies. Her past experience includes being VP Audit at Anheuser-Busch InBev, Director of Finance at Labatt Breweries and Audit Manager at Ernst & Young LLP. This event will provide an educational and development opportunity for females to be successful in their own careers.

Please register here: https://ticketfi.com/event/338/saf-professional-womens-network

Tuesday, July 28th 7:00pm-8:00pm HH1102

*This workshop is open to all SAF students


Want to be a CEO?

Carol Leaman

Want to know what it takes to become a CEO? Interested in knowing what career steps you should be taking now? Come out and hear from Carol Leaman, the CEO of Axonify Inc., a next generation eLearning company that uses the perfect combination of gamification, brain science and daily, bite-sized learning to completely change the way companies think about and deliver core knowledge to their employees. Prior to Axonify, Carol was the CEO of several other successful technology companies including PostRank, which she sold to Google in 2011. Carol sits on the boards of numerous organizations and mentors many early stage entrepreneurs in her spare time. She's a Chartered Professional Accountant and UW Grad.

To register for this event, please sign up here: https://ticketfi.com/event/331/want-to-be-a-ceo

Wednesday, July 29th 7:00pm-8:00pm HH1102


Success Beyond the Classroom Alumni Seminar Series—hosted by School of

Accounting & Finance Alumnus, Upkar Arora, and Friends

Upkar Arora

As a 3rd or 4th year SAF undergraduate or MAcc student, you have a chance to be 1 of 50 students to gain insight and perspective from successful leaders to enhance your long term success after graduation. You will engage in conversation with accomplished SAF alumni and friends who have excelled in business and life after being educated at SAF. The content will not be technical. Discussions will focus on topics such as communication and interviewing, problem solving, collaboration, relationship building, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, entrepreneurship and creativity, opportunity recognition and risk taking. Topics may be adjusted based on participant feedback and needs. The format will be seminar / workshop style. This is not career counseling or employer networking. The aim is to prepare you for success beyond the classroom. A written Certificate of Participation signed by Upkar Arora and SAF School Director will be presented to students who participate in the series.

Please register for this chance to participate here by May 19th, 2015 only if you can and will attend at least 5 sessions including the first evening: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/success-beyond-the-classroom-alumni-seminar-series-tickets-16811493630.

Class dates:

Tuesday, May 26 6:30-8:30 p.m. HH1104

Tuesday, June 2 6:30-8:30 p.m. HH1104

Tuesday June 9 6:30-8:30 p.m. HH1104

Tuesday June 30 6:30-8:30 p.m. HH1104

Tuesday, July 7 6:30-8:30 p.m. HH1104

Tuesday, July 14 6:30-8:30 p.m. HH1104

Tuesday, July 21 6:30-8:30 p.m. HH1104

Tuesday, July 28 6:30-8:30 p.m. HH1104

*This workshop is only open to 3rd and 4th year SAF undergrad and MAcc students. Enrolment is

limited to 50 participants who will be chosen at random selection with equal opportunity for all who

apply before the due date. Preference will be given to students who have not participated in

Success Beyond the Classroom before. The School will notify successful registrants by May 22nd.