Volunteer to Support the Professional Development of Others | APEGA

Volunteer to Support the Professional Development of Others

APEGA hosts different events that help engineering and geoscience students and new graduates expand their professional knowledge, competence, and skills. APEGA also offers seminars that explain the process of becoming a Responsible Member and a Permit Holder. This is a great opportunity to use your skill set to help foster the career growth and professional development of current and future fellows in the engineering and geoscience professions.

For more information on these opportunities, contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca.

Leading a PD Seminar at the APEGA Conference

Facilitate Career Development and Share Soft Skills

When you volunteer to lead and support professional development events, you give new and future members access to the critical skills they need for the current job market and their careers. Human Resources professionals and members with hiring experience are encouraged to apply for these opportunities.

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Mentoring Program

APEGA hosts formal mentoring partnerships between experienced Professional Members and less-experienced members. Regular meetings between pairs support work-related learning and development for Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists.

Qualifications

  • Be an APEGA Professional Member (practising or non-practising)
    • Professional Engineer
    • Professional Geoscientist
    • Professional Licensee
    • Life Member
  • Be a member in good standing with APEGA
    • no outstanding dues or fees
    • no active disciplinary actions
  • Adhere to APEGA standards
  • Complete the online application form
  • Complete the online orientation videos

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University Student Industry Mixer

Volunteers needed: 50-100 

APEGA sponsors industry mixers for engineering and geoscience students and professionals. Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists are invited to mix and mingle with undergraduate and graduate students in the engineering and geoscience departments. These students are exploring career options, looking to make professional contacts for internships, or simply seeking to network.

Event Dates

Calgary Date Winter 2019 TBD
Edmonton Dates February 5, 2019

Qualifications

  • P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., E.I.T. , or G.I.T.
  • Pride in the profession of engineering and geoscience
  • Willingness to share your knowledge and experience with young people
  • Comfortable speaking with students

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University Rapid Resume Review

Volunteers needed: 100+

Professional Engineers, Professional Geoscientists, and Human Resources representatives are invited to participate in a "speed-dating" format event, where you will review and critique resumes for students. This will allow students the opportunity to gain valuable feedback to help them create a resume to start them on their professional path.

This event is designed to give students instant feedback on the content of their resumes. Professional volunteers are given just a few minutes per round to look over a student’s resume and provide insightful information to help each student create an outstanding resume.

Event Dates

Calgary Date

Winter 2019 TBD

Edmonton Dates

January 21, 2019
January 22, 2019
January 28, 2019
February 6, 2019

Qualifications

  • P.Eng., P.Geo., or Human Resources Professional
  • Experience in reviewing resumes in a professional hiring capacity
  • Willingness to share your knowledge and experience with young people
  • Comfortable speaking with students

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University Speed Mock Interview

Volunteers needed: 50-100

Professional Engineers, Professional Geoscientists, and Human Resource representatives are invited to participate in a "speed-dating" format event, where you will help students practice their interviewing skills. This will allow students the opportunity to gain valuable feedback to help them succeed in a real job interview.

Event Dates

Calgary DatesWinter 2019 TBD
Edmonton Dates

January 21, 2019
January 22, 2019
January 28, 2019
February 6, 2019

Qualifications

  • P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., or Human Resources Professional
  • Experience interviewing job candidates in a formal capacity
  • Willingness to share your knowledge and experience with young people
  • Comfortable speaking with students

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Share Regulatory Knowledge and Technical Skills

When you volunteer to deliver APEGA's pre-developed seminars, you will be able to inform applicants of the licensure process and to inform members and companies of the prerequisites and responsibilities of Permit Holders. Members with experience in public speaking and teaching are encouraged to apply for these opportunities.

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