Struggling to Get Engineering Experience for Licensing? PEO York Chapter Mentorship and EIT Committee Presents - Proactive Approach to Engineering Job Hunting

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Date: Monday, July 22, 2019, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Meeting Room, Courtyard Toronto Markham, 65 Minthorn Blvd, Thornhill, Ontario


Event Information:

Acquiring sufficient engineering work experience is an important step towards licensing. Many new grads and EITs are struggling to get the necessary engineering work experience. Let's assess the situation in a proactive way.

With the very tight job market in Canada at the present time, the traditional method of responding to ads is not nearly as effective as it once was. For many recent graduates and newcomers to Canada, the traditional method is totally ineffective.

In his presentation Rick Vender, P.Eng. will cover a different but effective proactive methodology of finding the position you want. He will discuss a number of key components that will help make you successful. Topics include:

  • Marketing yourself
  • Networking
  • LinkedIn
  • Submission package preparation
  • Personal preparation
  • Interviewing techniques

Light refreshments will be provided.

Event Breakdown:

6:00pm to 6:30pm: Registration
6:30pm to 9:00pm: Presentation

About the Speaker:

Speak Rick Vender, P.Eng.Rick Vender, P.Eng., BASc, is a post career mechanical engineer who worked for most of his career in the Voltage Electrical Industry as a product design and application engineer, project engineer, project manager and departmental staff manager. He has had a number of progressive positions in his career and as a manager, has hired many engineers and other technical staff. Much of what he discusses is based on personal experience.

Rick is currently the Events Director of Professional Engineers Ontario Simcoe Muskoka Chapter. He produces a large number of events each year with the main focus of helping members evolve into better engineers. Through his work with PEO York Chapter several years ago, members started asking him for help with job hunting which with Rick's guidance, resulted in success. His strategies have proven to work after having been applied by his numerous mentees.




Tian You Si Tu, P.Eng.
Mentorship and EIT Director
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