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Localized Fall 2022 Virtual Career Fair

About the Career Fair

Launch your career with the Localized Virtual Career Fair!

We’re bringing employers, industry experts, and career coaches together, right here, to launch your career the right way. This is your opportunity to interact with employers seeking to recruit exceptional and diverse talent in meaningful roles across different industries and geographies.

Here’s what to expect:

  • Meet with relevant recruiters looking for talent like you to learn about open positions
  • Attend Expert Sessions to help you explore different career paths and gain tailored advice
  • Attend Career Development Workshops to improve your CV/Resume and Cover Letter writing skills
  • Apply for open positions

Date & Time

October 12 Day 1 [8:00am GMT – 4:00am EDT] – Tech & Business full-time, part-time, internship and apprenticeship roles in MENA & Europe
October 13 Day 2 [8:00am GMT – 4:00am GMT] – Tech & Business full-time, part-time, internship and apprenticeship roles in USA & LATAM

Already Registered Companies

  • Cisco
  • Meta
  • FHI 360
  • Google Responsible Innovation Fellowship
  • Taptap Send 
  • Nexford University
  • Trend Micro

Localized-Workshop: Think Like a Recruiter

DATE: Tuesday, September 20th

TIME: 11:00am ET | 15:00 GMT

LOCATION: Online

EXPERT: Iyad Uakoub

General Information

Knowing how companies recruit can help you better prepare for your job search and with the Virtual Career Fair coming up in October on Localized you want to prepare as best you can to impress potential employers. 

This workshop will help you understand the needs of businesses, their application process and considerations when looking for a potential candidate. This workshop will also touch on the do’s and don’ts during the interview process. 

By the end of this workshop you will understand: 

  • How to research a company you’re interviewing for 
  • How to prepare answers for specific questions
  • Tools and resources to be able to research companies
  • The do’s and don’ts of the interview process

This Career Development Workshop is run by Localized Career Coach-in-Residence, Iyad Uakoub. This workshop has received a 100% NPS score from students who have attended. This session will ONLY be offered live, and will not be available on recording. 

Localized-Workshop: How to Customize Your CV or Resume for the Job You Want

DATE: Tuesday, September 13th

TIME: 11:00AM ET | 15:00 GMT

LOCATION: Online

EXPERT: Iyad Uakoub

General Information

Are you trying to land your dream job but you keep facing rejection before the interview process? Developing your CV is one of the key steps to landing the interview. If you’re entering your last years in university, or if you’ve just graduated this is the perfect opportunity to learn the key tips to creating a powerful resume that gets you noticed. 

In this workshop with Career Coach in residence, Iyad Uakoub, you’ll understand what makes a good resume and what makes a great resume. You’ll learn how to fill the gaps in your work experience and how to highlight your skills. 

Key takeaways include: 

  • Live session attendees receive a CV and resume template that you can use 
  • How to tailor your CV or resume for the positions you want  
  • Master your word-choice and highlight your skills 
  • Understand what makes your CV stand out and how to format the pages

Localized-Meta: What it’s Like Working at the Largest Social Network

DATE: Wednesday, Sep 21st

TIME: 9:00AM EST | 13:00PM GMT

LOCATION: Online

EXPERT PANEL: Diana Andonie – Software Engineer, Gijs Weterings – Front End Engineer, Parul Upadhyay – Software Engineer, Naomi Fearnett – University Recruiter

General Information

Are you curious about the working environment at the largest social network in the world? 

Meta, formerly Facebook owns a total of 94 companies including: Facebook, Instagram, Oculus VR, WhatsApp and more! 

Facebook is where many early stage engineers got their start, whether in software development, front end engineering or data science. Facebook is home to thousands of engineers around the world! 

In this session hosted by the team at Meta, you’ll learn what it’s like to work for one of the most well known companies in the world. You’ll get insights on the day to day work for each of the employees, you’ll learn about career paths, job opportunities, internships and the best and most challenging parts of the job. 

Schedule

Company culture overview [ 5-10 minutes ] 

Job application process [ 5-10 minutes ] 

Software engineering panel discussion [ 20-30 minutes ]

Live Q&A [ 20-30 minutes ]  

Localized – Landing an Internship as a Product Analyst: How I Got My Internship at Nike

DATE: Thursday, September 15th

TIME: 10:00AM PST | 12:00PM EST | 16:00PM GMT

LOCATION: Zoom

EXPERTS: Sabrina Elouardi

General Information

Are you trying to land your dream internship while in university? Are you trying to figure out how to develop a resume and cover letter that will help you stand out without a ton of experience? 

In this webinar, Sabrina Elouardi, Product Analyst at Nike, talks about how she landed a variety of internships throughout her undergraduate years, moving from marketing to analyst to product in a variety of industries ranging from entertainment to tech to e-commerce. 

Learn how to develop your skills, tell your story and network in order to get the internship of your dreams. This webinar will cover topics including:    

  • How to land your first internship
  • How to reach out to industry leaders to grow your network
  • How to transition without tons of experience 
  • Day to day of a product analyst at Nike 
  • How to land an Apprenticeship at Google

Whether you’re a student or recent graduate looking to develop your experience, Sabrina can speak to some of the key steps you need to take to move forward in your career. 

About Sabrina Elouardi

Sabrina is an insights analyst at Nike, Inc, passionate about the intersection of technological innovation and business to build a more globalized, connected world in the media, entertainment, leisure, and retail space.

Student Voices: Featuring Finalists of the Bridging Divides Essay Contest 2022

General Information

In 2022, the Victoria Forum and the Global Business School Network have collaborated to launch the Bridging Divides Essay contest, which welcomed 300 registered individuals and teams (347 total students) from 65 institutions, 27 countries, and 6 continents! This international group of students was prompted to submit original, unpublished essays and accompanying creative pieces that share experiences and perspectives, which inspire efforts to bridge existing divides. These written pieces had to also include a subtheme of bridging social, economic, and/or environmental divides.

Through two extensive rounds of judging, the Top 5 submissions (including the essay and creative piece) were determined and the authors have been welcomed to join this esteem panel to discuss their stories and efforts when it comes to bridging divides. These authors will be joined on the panel with the second/final round judges who selected their pieces, and who will additionally discuss their comments and feedback from the submissions.

The panel will be led by the Global Business School Network’s CEO, Dan LeClair as he navigates the conversation and storytelling as they are told by both judge and student. You won’t want to miss this enriching session on how students are striving to make intentional efforts and are tirelessly working to bridge so many divides.

Date & Time

Monday, August 29, 2022 from 6:30-8:00pm EST

Victoria Forum 2022 Bridging Divides: Turf, Truth and Trust

Top Five Essays

(In no particular order)

These Top Five Submissions have been invited to join a panel of elite judges to discuss their essays at the Victoria Forum.

“Of Highways and Byways- How People Have Used Resources to Divide Africa”

Mufudzi Chihambakwe

University of Cape Town
South Africa

“The Plight of Hijab-Wearing Women”

Zainab Siddiqi

Institute of Business Administration, Karachi
Pakistan

“A Promising Heritage at the Age of a Divided but Interdependent World: Conversation”

Duygu Tan

Koç University Graduate School of Business
Turkey

“Connecting Women to Abundant Education”

Panharoth Meas

University of Houston
USA

“Personalized Experiences and Future Outlook of a Growing Problem in the Digital Age”

Anne Venema & Andrew Sahaydak

Johannes Kepler University Linz & University of Victoria
Austria & Canada

Final Judges Panel

About the Victoria Forum

The inaugural Victoria Forum took place on November 2017, and brought together approximately 500 participants, representing different levels of governments, business, academia and civil society, to take stock of the state of diversity and inclusiveness in Canada on its 150th anniversary, and to look to the future.

The Forum reflected a Canadian narrative that pluralistic societies require inclusive institutions, where power and benefits are widely held, in order to create the conditions for inclusive and sustainable socio-economic progress.

The final report included thirty-eight constructive recommendations and was widely distributed to leaders at different levels of government, business, and civil society.

Access Free Registration to the Victoria Forum 2022

30th CEEMAN Annual Conference

Date & Location

Come and celebrate the 30th anniversary of CEEMAN with us! The 30th CEEMAN Annual Conference is taking place on 21-23 September 2022 in Bled, Slovenia.

About

Let’s meet in person to mark the 30 years of CEEMAN and try to understand the big picture surrounding the future of management education. Geopolitics, environment and sustainability, multiple social issues – all add up to unprecedented challenges we face on business and society level. How can management education support the new leadership that is needed to navigate successfully in these new times? How the management education curriculum and processes should be changed? And what can we do – together?

CEEMAN Annual Conference traditionally includes a series of events in order to get to know the business, political and social realities of the host country and to discuss implications, best practices and collaboration in the area of management development through keynotes, international panels, roundtable discussions and workshops. Several side events are also organized, such as CEEMAN IQA Quick-Scan Session, poster session for faculty and researchers, CEEMAN Annual Meeting, and CEEMAN Awards Ceremony.

The CEEMAN’s extensive programs provide an excellent platform for discussions and thinking about how the improved quality of management and management schools can be the catalyst to drive urgently needed changes, innovation and creativity.
Matej Potokar,
General Manager, Microsoft Services CEE

FinTech Week | London | The Flagship Conference 2022

The Big Picture: City to City with FinTech at its Heart

Fintech Week London 2021 shined a light on the most interesting topics in financial technology, with a 2-day conference at its core. Traditional financial institutions came together with fintechs and other financial services companies, in one of the world’s oldest leading financial districts: London. From high-street banks to challengers, technology giants to disruptors, this five-day event showcased some of the best that London and global fintech has to offer. We would like to thank our partners, speakers, hosts and attendees for making Fintech Week London 2021 a huge success. Mark your calendars for the second edition on July 11-15, 2022. 

Registration

Registration closes 10 July, 2022 at 11:59pm

Key Topics

Open Banking / Banking as a Service
Explore the momentum and future potential of open banking in the UK and beyond as it hits its 4-year milestone in the UK, as well as understand what Banking as a Service and embedded finance can enable for your customer journeys

Digital Sovereignty
In a world that is ever more digital and data orientated, explore the importance of cybersecurity, privacy and fraud prevention in the quest for digital sovereignty. Understand how digital identity and biometrics can keep you, your customers and your businesses secure.

Big Tech and Big Banks: Coopetition
With so many mergers, acquisitions and partnerships taking place, the “coopetition” (collaboration vs competition) between big tech and big banks has never been more relevant as the fintech industry comes of age. Understand the rise in neobanks and the potential for new fintech communities as tech giants work to keep up and break new ground in the world of finance.

Trending in Fintech
From Buy Now Pay Later to Web 3.0, explore the hot topics in fintech to understand how now is the time of innovation and the levelling up of the fintech world. 

Crypto
Dive into the world of cryptocurrency to explore crypto and payments, as well as the ever-popular NFTs that show no signs of slowing down. Analyse the arguments for Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) and examine the opportunities and challenges a UK CBDC would bring.

Fintech for good
Explore the advancements in climate and ethical finance in an ESG focused world, as well as understand the need for further change. With the potential to make a better future with tech and finance, ask the question: what does real transformation look like? Rest assured, it won’t be a one-sided story, with a panel battle between the good and the bad 

Agenda

Lessons from Europe: Deployment of Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sphere Webinar

DATE & TIME

Thursday

June 9, 2022

10:00am – 11:30am ET

OVERVIEW

The application of AI has been largely a private sector phenomenon. The public sector has advanced regulatory questions, especially in Europe, but struggled to find its own role in how to use AI to improve society and well-being of its citizens. The Wilson Center invites you to take a critical look at the use of AI in public service, examining the societal implications across sectors: environmental sustainability, finance, and health. Where are the biases in the design, data, and application of AI and what is needed to ensure its ethical use? How can governments utilize AI to create more equitable societies? How can AI be used by governments to engage citizens and better meet societal needs? The webinar aims to engage in a dialogue between research and policy, inviting perspectives from Finland and the United States.

This webinar has been organized in coordination with the Finnish-American Research & Innovation Accelerator.

Microlearning Instructional Design Level 1 Certification Workshop

MID Live Workshop

Wednesday June 1, 2022

12PM – 3 PM

Join the MID Live Workshop to be certified in Microlearning Instructional Design Level 1 for free!

While the program is self-guided and can be completed in an average of 2-3 hours, Gnowbe’s goal is to help you set aside a three-hour block of time to sit down and complete it in one sitting, with Gnowbe facilitators available to help you along the way with any questions you may have.

Don’t put it off another day – sign up now to join a community of content creators from around the world and complete the certification together!

REQUIREMENTS

Make a free Gnowbe account before jumping on, then you will receive a link to Gnowbe’s FREE MID Level 1 Scholarship at the beginning of the workshop on June 1st. Be sure to get there on time!

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