RDC to host ‘Backpacks to Briefcases’

  • Oct. 11, 2016 3:30 p.m.

Red Deer College students will once again have the opportunity to learn a wide variety of career-relevant information from industry experts at Backpacks to Briefcases, which will take place on Oct. 13th.

This professional development conference provides students with valuable, real-world information that will help them to transition from the classroom to the workplace.

“Each year, Backpacks to Briefcases offers students tremendous learning opportunities in a conference setting, and that in itself is very valuable,” says Darcy Mykytyshyn, dean, Donald School of Business. “The structure of the event mirrors the types of conferences that students may attend in their future careers, and the depth and breadth of topics covered provides a wealth of professional information.”

Backpacks to Briefcases will include presentations from RDC alumni, as well as local and provincial professionals who will share their expertise about a wide variety of topics.

The 2016 keynote speaker is Sheila Musgrove, an RDC alumna, Calgary-based business leader and best-selling author who is recognized as one of Canada’s top female entrepreneurs. Musgrove started her company, TAG Recruitment Group, in 2005 and has since developed it from a small start-up to a multi-million dollar organization.

In her presentation on mentors, Musgrove will share with students how mentors have helped to shape her career, and she will provide useful information on the unexpected sources of mentors that can help employees in amazing ways.

Additional sessions will be presented by individuals and panels of professionals and will include topics ranging from entrepreneurship to volunteerism, getting hired to creating positive change. “This conference is open to all RDC students, and it provides an opportunity for them to select the sessions that really resonate with their career and personal goals,” says Mykytyshyn.

Complete details on Backpacks to Briefcases, including presenters and session information, is available on RDC’s web site. Backpacks to Briefcases will take place on Oct. 13th at the Donald School of Business, located in the Millennium Centre at #503, 4909 49 St. and at the Welikoklad Event Centre, located at #4922 49th St.

– Weber

Just Posted

Women of Excellence Awards introduces ‘Women of Excellence in Construction’

Gala will take place June 19th at the Sheraton Red Deer

Check online to make sure you’re registered to vote in upcoming provincial election

Advance polls open Tuesday, April 9th to Saturday, April 13th

UPDATE: Christy Starling has been found

Red Deer RCMP thank the public for their assistance

Red Deer Legion Pipe Band celebrates National Tartan Day

The band is raising money for their trip to Scotland in 2020

Sharon and Bram head to Red Deer on final tour

The duo is celebrating their 40th anniversary farewell tour

VIDEO: Restaurant robots are already in Canada

Robo Sushi in Toronto has waist-high robots that guide patrons to empty seats

New Leger polls suggests federal Liberals lagging Conservatives

Overall, 31 per cent of respondents polled said they would vote for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals

Teen girl accused in plot to attack Kamloops school with weapons out on bail

Judge warned the girl she would be back in jail if she threatened to shoot anyone

Oil prices, Alberta election call cloud Stampede chuckwagon auction expectations

The top money bid last year came from Versatile Energy Services, Ltd.

Lacombe hosts 6th Invasive Species Council Conference at LMC

Council looks to protect native ecological environments in Alberta

Pot industry welcomes decreased edibles tax, but unhappy medical tax remains

Taxes can increase the cost of medical cannabis by as much as 25 per cent

‘It has to send a message:’ Broncos families await sentencing for truck driver

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu pleaded guilty to 29 counts of dangerous driving and apologized in court

MPs continue voting marathon as Tories protest shutdown of Wilson-Raybould motion

Multiple MPs have resigned from Trudeau’s Liberal cabinet

Carbon tax, oil and gas investment dominate Day 2 of Alberta campaign

NDP pledges more oil and gas processing, UCP slams provincial and federal governments on carbon tax

Most Read