Events - November 2021

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Join us for a Q&A session with Elizabeth Monier-Williams

Liz Gilbert writes in her book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, that it’s irresponsible to immediately expect your art to pay for your life. Doing so puts undue pressure on efforts that need time, practice and luck to flourish.

But many of us feel called to live a life outside the lines of corporate culture. Is it possible to do both?

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST
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Curious about what you can do with a BA? Wondering how you can stand out to employers? Don’t know what kind of career you want after graduating?

Monday, November 8, 2021 — 5:00 PM EST
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Silicon Valley companies have brought digital technology into every sphere of modern life. But while Big Tech garners unprecedented power and profits, everyday existence becomes ever more deeply enmeshed in the circuits of capital. To what end? What are the limits of the digital frontier?

Thursday, November 4, 2021 — 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

What can you do for a bank or insurance company?

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.


Meet your Arts alumni!

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Are you interested in working in Tech?

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. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Are you passionate about public service?

Join us as we meet Arts alumni working in various areas of the government to explore government jobs and career opportunities 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?

Monday, November 1, 2021 — 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

Do you think you have the next big idea?

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.

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