ELX | NETWORKING / MENTORING

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Ready to expand your professional network? Connect with industry leaders and like-minded peers through networking and mentoring. Gain new insights and connections at our networking events and take advantage of one-on-one mentorship on a specific topic.

Networking

Networking, whether virtual or in-person, is an invaluable part of advancing your career. The Chang School offers opportunities to connect with professionals who have expertise in areas of interest to you. Together, you can come up with creative solutions to real challenges.

Attend one of our free events and start expanding your network today.

Social Media: Myths and Realities

As social media becomes a commonplace marketing tool, it’s more important than ever for business owners and entrepreneurs to use it to increase their competitive advantage. The myths and realities surrounding social media will be explored by industry experts at this panel discussion. Not only will you learn how to choose the best social media channels and platforms to meet your business needs, but you will be given practical strategies for how to make decisions about running social media campaigns, hiring experts, and building your online audience.

 

Panelists:

Michael Campanelli Michael Campanelli
Co-founder of Chillwall.com
Jaimy Warner Jaimy Warner
Executive Director of Raindance Canada
Micha Goddard Micha Goddard
VP of Consumer Marketing, MAVERICK PR
Mark Jung Mark Jung
Digital Marketing Manager, Felix Global

Date: September 15, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Ryerson University

Admission is free. RSVP by September 13, 2016.

Leveraging Web Technologies to Increase Business Efficiency

Web technologies can unlock value and boost efficiency in your business functions. Entrepreneurs and business owners will be interested in this upcoming panel discussion led by industry and web technology specialists. Join us as we explore open source, paid, and mobile technologies that can reduce time and cost spent on administration, provide critical analytics, and help grow your business.

 

Panelists:

Hailey Coleman Hailey Coleman
Product Growth Manager, Shopify
Ian Khan Ian Khan
Author of Cloud Wars and expert in Cloud technologies
Michael Campanelli Michael Campanelli
Co-founder of Chillwall.com
Elliott Garcea Elliott Garcea
Chief Technology Officer at Ten Thousand Coffees
The event has concluded. If you are interested in similar networking experiences, check out the other events on this page or contact us today to express your interest.

Empowering Decision Making

As organizations move from hierarchical to flat structures, employees need to be prepared to make effective, strategic, and transparent decisions for their organizations. This kind of decision making saves managerial time, unlocks potential innovation, and increases the confidence and abilities of individuals and teams as a whole.

 

Join industry leaders for a panel discussion on how to nurture the collective intelligence of a team, explore of the essential components of decision making, foster and influence effective decision making in others, and reflect on the barriers to decision making.

 

Panelists:

Edward Carson Edward Carson
Principal, BusinessPlanetSolutions
Wilson Leung Wilson Leung
Co-founder, Thinking Forward
Joanne Del Core Joanne Del Core
Emotional Intelligence Strategist
Laura Pacheco Laura Pacheco
Vice President, Research, FEI Canada
The event has concluded. If you are interested in similar networking experiences, check out the other events on this page or contact us today to express your interest.

Learning from the Millennials: The Internet of Everything (IoE)

The Internet of Everything (IoE) is changing the world as we know it. Join industry and academic leaders in learning how to navigate the ecosystem of information and interactivity that is native to the Millennial generation of consumers.

 

Panelists:

Jimmy Tran
Academic Lead, Certificate in Robotics and Embedded Systems, Ryerson University
Alexander Ferworn
Academic Coordinator, Certificate in Robotics and Embedded Systems, Ryerson University
Ian Khan
Author of Cloud Wars and expert in Cloud technologies
The event has concluded. If you are interested in similar networking experiences, check out the other events on this page or contact us today to express your interest.

Learning from the Millennials: Changing the “Sell”

Strategic marketing is a key components of selling products and services to Millennial consumers. Join industry and academic leaders to find out how to mirror the values and ethos of the typical Millennial consumer and provide them with products and services that cater to their interests, behaviours and perspectives.

 

Panelists:

Alexander Ferworn
Academic Coordinator, Certificate in Robotics and Embedded Systems, Ryerson University
Anne-Marie Brinsmead
Program Director, Engineering, Architecture and Science, The Chang School
Janice Rudkowski
Marketing and Retail lecturer, Ryerson University
Michael Campanelli
Co-founder of Chillwall.com
The event has concluded. If you are interested in similar networking experiences, check out the other events on this page or contact us today to express your interest.

Learning from the Millennials: Digital Strategies

Join The Chang School as we profile two millennials whose start-ups are changing the digital landscape. Learn what it takes to innovate and make change as an entrepreneur in the digital consumer landscape including strategies and challenges.

 

Panelists:

Sophia Zhang
Strategy Lead at Ten Thousand Coffees
Michael Campanelli
Co-founder of Chillwall.com
Jacqueline Csonka-Peeren
Entrepreneurship and Strategy lecturer, Ryerson University
Anne-Marie Brinsmead
Program Director, Engineering, Architecture and Science, The Chang School

The event has concluded. If you are interested in similar networking experiences, check out the other events on this page or contact us today to express your interest.

 

Mentoring

Mentoring can help to hone instincts, sharpen decision-making, and create tomorrow’s leaders.

What is a mentor?

A mentor is someone who shares their rich experiences and perspectives with a person who wants to learn (a mentee), often over a length of time. The wisdom they impart can provide mentees with the confidence and resources they require to chart their path towards achieving a professional or personal goal.

Who can be a mentor?

Mentors should have at least 10 years of professional experience in one or more industry. They must be willing to share their occupational knowledge and their links to business networks and associations.

The mentor commitment

Mentors are asked to commit to a maximum of 24 hours over four months. Meetings may be in person, online, or over the phone and may include referrals for informational interviews.