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Thursday, October 15, 2020
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm MDT

When the employment market is suffering, graduate studies is a potential option for those looking to make themselves more marketable. Grad school is a costly and involved undertaking but can be a great option depending on your personal and professional goals. Join us on October 15th to hear from a career services specialist who will speak to the process and key considerations when thinking about grad school. Attendees will also hear from a current grad school student who can speak to living the grad school experience during COVID-19, as well as a grad school alum who will elaborate on how their career path was impacted by their grad school experience.


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Meet the Host

Elias Fahssi

Elias Fahssi is a Product Marketer at DIRTT Environmental Solutions. Elias holds a MPhil(R) in English Language from the University of Glasgow, and a BA(Hons) in English from Mount Royal University. Elias continues to be involved in academic research projects, and is particularly interested in medieval manuscript studies, book history, text editing, and digital humanities. Passionate about mentorship and the humanities, Elias brings a unique industry perspective on the value of grad school.


Meet the Presenters

Karae White

Meet our presenter Karae White. Karae is passionate about aligning people with their talents in the world of work. So much so that she has been at it for 20 years as a Career Coach, Counsellor, and Educator working with post secondary institutions, non profit organizations, for-profit companies, and self employed as a contractor. She loves it when she can use her experience and knowledge to help people move forward to the next stage of their career.


Robyn Madden

Robyn Madden holds a BHPE and BBA (Mount Royal University) and is presently a PhD candidate in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. Her research involves assessing sports nutrition knowledge levels of athletes with a spinal cord injury and their coaches, as well as the exploration of using wearable technology as a management tool for autonomic dysfunction in spinal cord injury and behaviour management in pediatric autism spectrum disorder.