Skill Development Events & Webinars

Mentoring Café

We recognize that engineering and geoscience students need advice and guidance on different subjects, at different times, throughout the year. To supplement our calendar of events, we are introducing a new initiative that will allow students to book an informal 30-minute meeting (virtual) with an APEGA industry professional volunteer to discuss the subject of their choice. This is not intended to lead to a formal, long-term mentoring relationship. 

Volunteers will be able to provide guidance to students on many topics, including:

  • résumés
  • interviews
  • career progression
  • networking
  • teamwork
  • communication skills
  • general job search
  • succeeding in university
  • project management

Sign up for the Mentoring Cafe

Active Learning Strategies for Engineering and Geoscience Courses

This virtual session revolves around active learning strategies with references to classes taken in the engineering/geoscience fields. It will outline benefits of more active, deep processing strategies compared with repetition/role learning, and show examples of different approaches (annotated problem solving, concept maps, table etc.) depending on whether it is building conceptual knowledge vs understanding steps of a problem.

You must be registered to attend.

September 27, 2023, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Online event

Register for Active Learning Strategies

Speed Mock Interviews - In Person

Be prepared for your next interview by working on your interviewing skills at this fast-paced, rapid fire interview session. 

Meet one-on-one with professional volunteers, learn the key components of basic theory, knowledge and attitude based questions, and learn your strengths and accomplishments.

You must be registered to attend.

Calgary - October 10, 2023, 5:00-7:30 p.m.

Edmonton - October 24, 2023 , 5:00-7:30pm

University of Calgary

Register for Calgary Event

University of Alberta

Register for Edmonton Event

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Fundamentals Presentation

This free presentation will introduce you to the concepts of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and how they manifest in engineering and geoscience contexts. These will be explored through examples reflective of university and workplace contexts.

As a result of attending this session, you will be able to: 

  • Explore different diversity dimensions. 
  • Differentiate between equality and equity.
  • Identify tactics towards fostering inclusion.
  • Reflect on barriers to inclusion in their own contexts. 

You must be registered to attend. 

October 16, 2023, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

In-person presentation at the University of Alberta 

Register for In-Person

October 18, 2023, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Virtual Session

Register for Virtual