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Careers in Technology for Non-Tech Majors Speaker Panel

Oct 29, 2019 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
CC-101, Career Centre, 192 King St. N., Waterloo
Registration Deadline: Oct 29, 2019 05:00 PM

The Career Centre is pleased to co-host this event with Technology Management Laurier.

Interested in the tech sector but don't have a tech background? Come out and meet professionals who will talk about the many possible ways of getting involved in tech - including technical support, community relations, business development, and more! Learn about the variety of soft skills that are valuable to the tech sector and use this opportunity to expand your professional network.

Panelists include:
Lanny Cox, Technical Support Specialist, Wilfrid Laurier University
Lanny is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University with a Bachelor of Arts - Major in Music. Over the last 7 years, he has worked in three different provinces and held positions spanning the academic, public-sector government, and private-sector tech and manufacturing fields. His duties have included end-user support, system administration, regression testing, and oversight of projects relating to industrial automation, process control, product information quality/accuracy, and continuous improvement.

Brandon Mullen, Account Executive, D2L
Brandon graduated with an Honours Chemistry Degree, completing his Thesis in Chemical Education. During his undergrad, Brandon was an Orientation Week Ice Breaker, Laurier Student Ambassador, and Residence Life Don - all of which helped him realize his passion for creating human connections. This led him to his first career in Sales with P&P Optica, a technology startup innovating the Food Processing space with their food quality detection hardware/software. After two years at P&P Optica, Brandon was fortunate to join D2L (Desire2Learn), one of KW's most sought-after tech companies. He started as a Business Development Representative (BDR), achieving a sales award for BDR of the year. Brandon worked his way to the Senior designation and then received a promotion to Account Executive. Brandon currently work on the Corporate Team selling a learning platform for employee skill development to small businesses and Fortune 500 companies like Under Armour, Gap, and others. He's had the chance to work in Client Sales, New Business Sales, and Customer Success while at D2L.

Caitlin Mulroney, Community Engagement Manager, North
Caitlin received her BA and MA in History from Laurier before joining North (formerly Thalmic Labs) in 2016. Since then, she's become an advocate for non-linear career paths into the tech industry, diversity and inclusion, and community engagement. She is now the Community Engagement Manager at North. Caitlin is also the founder of My Tech Wardrobe, an Instagram account about navigating casual dress codes in the workplace, building confidence as a young professional, and finding your personal style.

Roger Segal, President, Technology Management Laurier
Roger Segal is the President of Technology Management Laurier, the university's only business and technology-oriented club. Roger is finishing the Bachelor of Business Administration program, majoring in accounting and minoring in economics. He has worked in many different roles over the year, from M&A and Capital Markets Advisory at RSM Canada, to Fundamental Credit at OMERS Capital Markets, and in January he will begin working in Belgium for the Mission of Canada to the EU. He has been involved in many roles with the university as well, such as legal services assistant, outreach and support career development peer, and events specialist. Finally, he has been involved in many extracurricular activities at Laurier as well, in particular Technology Management Laurier. After taking over the club his goal has been to provide career development opportunities to the student community.

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Each year, the Career Centre hosts a number of speaker panels covering various themes. Attend panels to gain information and advice about a range of careers you may not have previously considered!

2019-20 Speaker Series:  
  • Careers in the Cannabis Industry Speaker Panel - Tuesday, October 8, 2019
  • Careers in Tech for Non-Tech Majors Speaker Panel - Tuesday, October 29, 2019
  • Careers in Human Resources Speaker Panel - Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • Careers in Sales Speaker Panel - Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • Careers with International NGOs Speaker Panel - Tuesday, January 21, 2020
  • Careers in Health Speaker Panel - Tuesday, January 28, 2020
  • Careers in Communications Speaker Panel  - Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • Future of Work Speaker Panel  - Tuesday, March 3, 2020
  • Careers in Sustainability Speaker Panel  - Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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