Monday, January 10, 2011

"WISE" Steps to Success Professional Development Event

Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Time: 5:30pm - 9pm
Where: Fenn Lounge, Residence Commons



There's more to success than just passing your courses. There are a lot of skills to be learned outside of the classroom that greatly contribute to your future. And the earlier you start learning them, the earlier you can reach your goals.

Carleton's WISE, IEEE WIE, and Career Services have joined forces to give you the career building essentials and help you stand out. Whether you are actively looking for a job or not, this is an event you don't want to miss. This year we have also teamed up with local organization Dress for Success.

The event is free for Carleton's women in sciences and engineering, and will include a light dinner and dessert. You will hear from experts on networking, the importance of making a great first impression, dressing for success, confidence building, and negotiation skills. You will also have the opportunity to speak to mentors from academia and industry, to meet other students in your field, and to practice your skills.

There will be raffle prizes to be won! Tickets can be purchased at the event, all proceeds will be donated to Dress for Success.

The dress code is business casual. Please register through the myCareer website. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact WISE at Or WIE at


Faculty of Engineering Professor Moyra McDill will speak about her experiences as being the first woman to graduate from mechanical engineering.

Dress for Success Ottawa will help us make the best impression in interviews, and develop work place skills needed for effective networking. Dress for Success isn't just about clothes; their mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire and the career development tools to help them thrive in work and life.

Finally, Andrew Moizer will help us develop confidence in negotiation skills, networking, etc.

How to Register

Log in to Carleton Central, and find myCareer. Click continue to be taken to the career site. You will see WISE Steps to Success in the list of upcoming events. If you find that it says you have to be logged in, close the window or tab with MyCareer and click through from Central again.