Conversations Café: Speed Networking Events

Are you still exploring different majors? Are you asking yourself where your Arts degree could take you? And what jobs are out there?

Community IconJoin us as we speak with Arts alumni across a number of industry sectors and learn more about career opportunities after graduation. Each event will feature a short panel followed by small breakout sessions so that students can meet with alumni individually for more intimate conversations.

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Careers in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 12:30pm-2:00pm EDT

Join us in a conversation with Arts alumni who are leading the way in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion sector.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is certainly not a new concept, but over the last five to ten years, corporate Canada has certainly seen a growth in this area of work. More importantly we've seen a growth of DEI professionals in the top echelons of many large and medium sized companies. What career paths are out there? How does one become a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion professional? What are some of the current trends in the sector?

Careers in Marketing and Communications

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 12:30pm-2:00pm EDT

Join us in a conversation with Arts alumni who are leading the way in the Marketing and Communication sector.

Marketing and Communications Manager, Digital Marketing Specialist, Marketing Automation Manager, Content Strategy Manager, Director, Brand Marketing, Chief Marketing Officer - these are just a few of the roles that our guest speakers have held through their carrers in MarComm. Do you have what it takes? Find out through our panel discussion. (Followed by breakout sessions with individual alumni).

Careers in Emerging Industries

Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 12:30pm-2:00pm EDT

Join us in a conversation with Arts alumni who are carving their own path in new and emerging fields of work.

According to, the size of the legal adult-use cannabis market in Canada stood at $2.6 billion in 2020 and by 2026, forecasted to reach $8.62 billion (CAD). Meanwhile, according to, Harvard Business Review once called Data Scientists “the sexiest job of the 21st century.”, and aerial drones technology can now give oil and gas images and data that were impossible to get before. But what does this mean for jobs in these emerging sectors? 


Monday, November 1, 2021 - 9:30am-11:00am EDT

Thousands of UWaterloo students have been behind the hundreds of startups, making Waterloo region the second highest density of startups in the world, according to Communitech.

Join us in an interesting discussion with a couple of entrepreneurs who have secured funding for their startups, an angel investor who has invested in multiple startups internationally, and public servant tasked to support underrepresented entrepreneurs in improving their economic participation.

The panel discussion will be followed by breakout sessions with individual alumni where you can ask questions.

Working in Government

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 12:00pm-1:30pm EDT

Join us as we meet Arts alumni working in various areas of the government to explore government jobs and career opportunies in public service.

Public Service Canada is the largest single employer in Canada, hiring nearly 300,000 people across the country (and abroad) in over 200 departments and agencies in the federal government. There are also hundreds of provincial, city and local governements that make up the Public Service sector. But what kind of jobs are really available in government?

Careers in Tech

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 4:30pm-6:00pm EDT

Join us as we chat with Arts alumni, about how they turned their Arts degree into a career in Tech.

Being a techie, and an Arts student is not mutually exclusive. Hear from Arts alumni about how they've been able to navigate the tech industry as an Arts degree holder. Collectively, our alumni speakers have worked for the likes of: Blackberry, IBM, Rogers, Point Click Care, Facebook, and many other startup and established tech companies. 

Careers in Financial Services

Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 12:30pm-2:00pm EDT

The financial services sector is one of the largest sector contributing to Canada's GDP. Join the diverse group of Arts alumni currently working in the sector.

Careers in the financial services are not limited to those studying econ, finance or accounting!  Meet the diverse group of Arts alumni who have made their mark in banking, insurance and capital markets.