Queen's Vancouver Alumni Branch Presents: "What's Next? Job Hunt Tips for Recent Grads"; Event speakers, L-R: Carli Fink, Tanya Jarrett, Julia Gordon, and Catherine Bell

Vancouver Branch - What's next? Job Hunt Tips for Recent Grads

Virtual event

To support our recent graduates, the Queen's University Alumni Vancouver Branch, in collaboration with Queen's Career Services, is proud to present a free live panel discussion featuring three Queen's alumnae in Western Canada.
Hear stories and get advice about how to navigate your job search and land a dream job (and learn what that means). Leave this exclusive event with actionable tips from our panelists who each have years of experience in recruitment and with building teams. Whether you're looking to secure your first job after graduation, looking to change sectors, or simply want to hear from three highly successful Queen's graduates, you're welcome to join.
Career Services will start the event with a special presentation which will include free resources that are available to Queen's grads within their first year of graduation. This will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Queen’s alumni panelists, and will end with a Q&A opportunity for audience questions.

Featured Panelists:

Catherine Bell, MBA'03

Catherine is a successful serial entrepreneur, business leader, and best-selling business author. Catherine focuses on awakening the fire within as Founder of The Awakened Company

Catherine founded BluEra, a Profit500 executive search firm. As a top 200 growing company in Canada and top 10 in Alberta, and best workplace, BluEra was a shining example of the Awakened Company System in action, and was successfully sold. She now helps organizations develop culture strategies.

Tanya Jarrett, MBA'11Chief People Officer at Traction on Demand

As Chief People Officer, Tanya leads Traction on Demand's People & Culture function and is responsible for driving the organization's global talent strategy. Since 2018 when she joined Traction's Executive team, she has helped lead the organization through rapid growth from 300 to now, over 1,000 Tractionites across 3 continents, and she's excited to help drive the company's next phase of evolution. 

Tanya serves as a Board Member for the Burnaby Board of Trade and is a big believer in contributing to the success of others through fostering a strong sense of self and encouraging each Tractionite to explore and realize their true and full potential. 

As a bi-racial cis-gender female whose parents are both Canadian immigrants, as well as a proud mother of one daughter, she is a firm advocate for, and believer in the celebration of diversity and the equitable treatment of all in the workplace.

Julia Gordon, Artsci'12Consultant, HR Transformation at Deloitte Canada

Julia is a Consultant in Deloitte’s Human Capital, HR Transformation practice. Prior to joining Deloitte, she worked as an HR Analyst, gaining experience in benefits, compensation, workforce planning and analytics. She has worked in both power & utilities and non-profit sectors.
At present, Julia is interested in helping companies develop and implement effective human capital strategies to maximize employee potential and achieve organizational objectives.
Julia completed her MBA from the Ivey Business School. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Queen’s University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resources Management from George Brown College.

Carli Fink, Artsci'14Career Counsellor, Queen's Career Services

Carli has been a Career Counsellor with Queen’s Career Services since August 2019. Her favourite part of being a Career Counsellor is helping students envision and pursue their possibilities. 

Fascinated by questions of how life experiences shape human development, Carli previously worked in other areas of student life: academic advising, health and wellness education, identity and belonging, and international admissions. 

Carli earned her B.A. (Honours) in Psychology at Queen’s, her teacher certification at the University of Ottawa, and her M.Sc. in College Student Development and Counselling at Northeastern University in Boston. Outside of work, she enjoys reading and spending time outdoors. 


Diana Chang, Artsci'10, VP, External Relations, Vancouver Branch

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