November 2015

What is Networking and Why is it Important?

Please Note
5:30 - 6:00pm - Registration
6:00 - 7:00pm - Keynote
7:00 - 8:00pm - Networking

***Light refreshments and appetizers will be provided.
Status: This seminar has been cancelled due to low registration.
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM-6:00 PM: Registration
6:00 PM-8:00 PM: What Is Networking and Why Is It Important?
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Nabye Wilson, P.Eng.
Credit: 2 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $119.00 + GST = $124.95 until Oct 22, 2015

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $199.00 + GST = $208.95

Non-Member Price: $199.00 + GST = $208.95

Student Member Price: $99.50 + GST = $104.48
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by October 22, 2015 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Gurjeet Phungura | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4886
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext. 4886
Fax: 604.639.8180
Email: [email protected]
Are you frustrated with applying for dozens of job postings by companies who say they are seeking individuals with your qualifications, yet you never hear back from them? Or you hear back, but are not offered an interview? Better yet, have you ever thought, if only you could speak with someone from that company on the phone I know I could make a great impression? Many of these feelings and thoughts have been experienced by most job seekers in the Lower Mainland. Entering the local Canadian Job market can be a real challenge for international professionals. The reality is most companies rely on referrals or networks to fill their labour pool.

The Networking seminar will provide participants with the tools to begin creating a network and to utilize their existing network. Participants will understand the importance of networking in the Canadian marketplace and learn how to effectively network for the job they seek. The outline of the seminar will be as follows:
  • Introduction – Definition of Networking and Common Examples
  • Why Network
    • The Importance of Networking
    • The Purpose of Networking
  • The Challenges of Networking
    • Cultural differences and challenges
    • Myths debunked
  • Benefits of Networking
  • How to Network effectively
  • Where to Network
  • Effective Networking techniques


Nabye Wilson , P.Eng.

Nabye Wilson is a Senior Mechanical Engineer.  Nabye was born in Monrovia, Liberia.  Shortly after a civil war began in 1989, Nabye and his family relocated to the French speaking country of la Cote d’Ivoire.  In 1997, he and his family moved to Vancouver where he completed the last year and a half of high school.
In 2005, Nabye graduated from the University of British Columbia where he earned his undergraduate degree in Integrated Engineering (with a focus in Aeronautics, Thermofluids and Biomaterials).  Over the past 10+ years, he has held design and project management positions in the aerospace, mining and manufacturing industries. 
To this day, Nabye recognizes the important role that networking has played in securing all of his professional engineering positions.  As a result, he has given numerous presentations on the importance of networking.  In addition, his presentations are designed to assist aspiring engineers, current engineers and technical professionals adapt and practice professional networking in Canada.

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