Workshop Sessions & Speakers

Co-op Programs




Workshop Sessions & Speakers

 

Workshop #1

Networking the Right Way, Presented by KPMG
Brianne Martin-Evans, Talent Attraction Specialist, KPMG

Workshop Description

Networking can seem daunting; it is a vital tool in today’s job market, yet it can also be intimidating to new co-op students entering the workforce. Networking the right way will help simplify the task by providing you with five useful tips that will be helpful in growing your co-op career and an opportunity to practice our networking secrets.

Brianne Martin-Evans
Brianne Martin-Evans

Brianne Martin-Evans joined KPMG and the Talent Attraction Specialist, overseeing campus recruitment for the firm's Regions East offices. In this role, Brianne exhibits a positive attitude and attributes her success in recruiting to the value she places on rapport building, and helps alleviate the stress and nervousness typically felt by making your recruitment experience fun and informative.

 

Workshop #2

Managing Money to be Ready for Co-op, Presented by First Ontario Credit Union
Rachel Swiednicki, Manager, Public Relations and Corporate Communications, First Ontario Credit Union

Workshop Description

First Ontario Credit Union is proud to present Money on Trees interactive workshop. Money on Trees is a financial literacy blog that was created as a guide to help young adults find resources to financial information to their everyday money management questions. This workshop will highlight some of the unique challenges faced by co-op students today, so they can better equip themselves to make informed financial decision prior to your first co-op term.

Rachel Swiednicki
Rachel Swiednicki

Rachel is the Manager, Public Relations and Corporate Communications for FirstOntario Credit Union and has 14 years of media and communications experience in Canada's largest media market. Her background includes television broadcasting and corporate communications.

 

Workshop #3

Open Mind – Open Career, Presented by Hamilton Tiger Cats
Douglas Rye, Executive Vice-President, Hamilton Tiger Cats

Workshop Description

Open Mind – Open Career explores how having an open mind has allowed Brock Co-op Alumni, Douglas Rye to climb the corporate ladder and how you can use the same strategy throughout your co-op experience.

Douglas Rye
Douglas Rye

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Workshop #4

Involvement 101 & Impact on Your Resume, Presented by Meridian Credit Union
Leo Rodrigue, Branch Manager, Meridian Credit Union

Workshop Description

In this session you will gain skills and knowledge to expand your network through community involvement. Learn about the value and impact of investing your time in the community and benefit it will have on your co-op resume and the perception of co-op employers.

Leo Rodrigue
Leo Rodrigue

Leo Rodrigue is a Branch Manager at Meridian's Grantham Plaza Branch in St. Catharines Holding a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Western Ontario, Leo has made a career in the financial services industry for the past 23 years. He has successfully been supporting individuals and families by helping them fulfill their life goals. Those who have come to know Leo will tell you that he takes action in a positive and respectful way, and with integrity. Most of all, he enjoys being a dedicated and strong mentor and is motivated when looking for insightful ways to bring out the best in others.

 

Workshop #5

First Impressions and Standing Out as a Co-op Student from Day 1, Presented by TMP Worldwide
Darryl Silverstein, Director, TMP Worldwide

Workshop Description

Learn ways to be unique, likeable and how to go the extra mile to prove that you are one of a kind in skills, talent and personality. Looking professional goes a long way; to be physically dressed for success is maybe 50%, but what about your digital presence (how you dress online – think social media).

Darryl SilversteinDarryl Silverstein

Darryl Silverstein is a Director at TMP Worldwide which is a global, recruitment advertising agency with talent acquisition software. TMP leverages advertising and creativity to develop and deploy employer brands across digital, social and mobile platforms. As the Director TMP Worldwide, Darryl has a very strong passion and love for Canadian Recruitment Advertising and Employment Marketing space. Darryl is widely recognized in the Canadian Recruitment Marketing scene and has a strong understanding of digital recruitment media, branding and mobile. The team at TMP in Toronto have executed and optimized recruitment marketing strategies for many organizations like Walmart, Target and Rogers, and he helps build employer brand platform that reflects organizational performance objectives that drives attraction, engagement and retention of talent. Darryl speaks regularly on Employer Branding, Personal Branding and Branding Online. Darryl is a graduate of Brock University, with diploma’s from the University of Toronto and Cornell University.

 

Workshop #6

Interview Tips to Get Resume Experience from Day 1, Presented by The Insurance Institute of Ontario
Trevor Buttrum, Career Connections: Insurance Institute of Ontario

Workshop Description

Experience on your resume will give you an Edge when you apply to jobs for co-op. This experience needs to start now, not in two years. This workshop will provide interview tips to help you prepare for those interviews. What are employers really looking to hear?

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Trevor Buttrum

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Workshop #7

BrandU Workshop, Presented by RBC
Nikki Simone, Manager, Campus Recruitment, RBC

Workshop Description

This year, 93% of recruiters will use social media to find job candidates. For students getting ready to kick off their careers, social media can be the key to getting noticed by recruiters and to help get them the jobs they really want.

Led by Nikki Simone, RBC’s Manager of Campus Recruitment and one of Canada’s leading experts on campus recruitment, RBC Brand U features insights on what recruiters are really looking for in a candidate’s digital presence and a crash course with step-by-step instructions on how students can create engaging, attention-grabbing and career-worthy presences on LinkedIn, Twitter and more.

Nikki SimoneNikki Simone

 

Nikki Simone is Manager - Campus Recruitment at RBC. During her eight year career at RBC she has held various roles in recruiting. In her current role, she is responsible for the planning and execution of campus recruitment processes and activities for RBC's Functions line of business. Nikki's team supports recent graduate and co-op/internship hiring within Finance, Canadian Banking, Wealth and Insurance. When not on campus, Nikki is creating new initiatives and programs targeted at developing RBC's relationships with partnering schools and students to ensure that RBC’s unique story is heard.

 

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