Take the next steps on your path to a health career. Hear from health professionals about their career journeys, get tips on how to become a better candidate for further education, network over lunch, and connect with volunteer opportunities in the health care field.
Thank you for attending the 2019 Health Careers Conference!
|Health Careers Conference 2019 - Saturday, September 28 | Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre (QNC)|
|9:30-10:30 a.m.||Medical School 101 - Part 1||Planning for a Health Career|
|10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.||Health Professions Panel #1|
|12:00-1:00 p.m.||Volunteer Showcase & Networking Lunch|
|1:00-2:30 p.m.||Medical School 101 - Part 2||Health Professions Panel #2|
|2:30 - 3:00 p.m.||Break|
|3:00-3:30 p.m.||Further Education Career Advisors Open Session|
|3:30-4:30 p.m.||Managing Your Health|
Discover if medical school is right for you with a presentation from Dr. Rob Moreland. Join this session for information on the applicaiton process, how to succeed in medicine, and an open question and answer period. Medical School 101 - Part 2 is a continuation of Part 1.
Are you planning for a health-related career but not sure where to start? In this session you will hear top tips from a Further Education Career Advisor and make plans for your next steps.
Hear from current health professionals, including a Nurse Practitioner, a Pharmacist, a Clinical Program Director, and a Physician's Assistant about their own personal journeys to work in the healthcare industry and what their experience applying to and completing further educaiton was like.
- Kathryn Flanigan, Nurse Practitioner
- Ken Manson, Pharmacist
- Noah Wayne, Director, Behavioural Health
- Porsha Pruchnicki, Physician's Assistant
Building your volunteer experience is a great way to showcase your interest in and learn relevant skills for a health career. Meet with organizations who have volunteer opporutnities thast fit with your interests. Health professions will be available for conversation.
Hear from current health professionals, inlcuding a Chiropodist, a Chiropractor, a Audiologist, and an Occupational Therapist about their own personal journeys to work in the healthcare industry and what their experience applying to and completing further education was like.
- Andrea Di Croce, Chiropodist
- Corey Beninger, Chiropractor
- Katie Koebel, Audiologist
- Mary Simpson-Jones, Occupational Therapist
Questions about the next steps in your journey to a career in healthcare? Ask your Further Education Career Advisors in this open discussion session.
When you are focused on the health of everyone else, how do you take care of yourself? Hear from a panel of Waterloo alumni and aspiring medical professionals about their own experiences in self-care and emotional well-being.
- Chanele Polenz, University of Waterloo
- Dr. Kaitlyn Hayes, Western University