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About What Works

What Works is a speaker series for SAIT Alumni, aimed at supporting you through your career journey and development. We're excited to offer this series virtually to watch anywhere, anytime. 

Upcoming Events

The next season is coming soon. If you haven't already, catch up on past installments of the career speaker series below.

Past events

Go at your own pace and catch up on past What Works events. 

Building leadership competencies to support your personal brand
Nov. 17, 2021

In this installment of What Works — Building leadership competencies to support your personal brand — you'll hear from experts from SAIT's Corporate Training team who will share their findings on the key intelligences companies require for their next leaders and how you can incorporate these traits when building your own personal brand.


Labour Statistics:  How to understand and use them in your job hunt  
Sept. 29, 2021

Hear from industry experts as they lead us through a discussion explaining the labour market statistics and trends in various industries followed by how the information presented can be used when searching for work.


Mentorship: What's in it for me? 
Sept. 9, 2021

Tune in for a discussion on the benefits of mentorship and learn how mentoring others can help you leverage your leadership skills, build your network and advance your career.


Constructing your career
May 27, 2021

Learn how to construct the career you want from Kelly Ma Rosso (SAIT Counselling), during our most recent What Works event. This content is geared towards alumni who are in the process of changing careers either as a result of unexpected life events or a desire to improve and advance.


Adapting to the digital age
April 22, 2021

Technological advances across industries are challenging the way we live, work, and relate with one another. Through SAIT's Digital Transformation (DX) Talent Hub — Calgary's new tech-driven training hub — you can gain the digital skills needed to re-imagine your career and business now and into the future. Hear how DX Talent Hub is helping mid-career professionals leverage their expertise while gaining the necessary digital skills to adapt and transition into the digital world. This conversation is particularly focused on alumni who are unemployed and underemployed and want to gain the necessary digital skills to adapt and transition into employment in the digital space.

Our panel includes SAIT's SADT Chief Catalyst Jim Gibson, SADT Instructor Lloyd Summers, and two recent Applied Machine Learning Bootcamp learners, Silvia Contreras and Charmaine Ilagan.


In Plainview and the Alberta Film Industry
April 7, 2021

The film industry is booming in Alberta! Hear how SAIT Film and Video Production graduates Matt Watterworth ('08) and Scott Westby ('08) produced and financed their film debut In Plainview right here in Alberta. Matt and Scott are joined by Luke Azevedo from Calgary Economic Development to discuss new and exciting industry developments around the city and across the province. This event is moderated by SAIT Film Instructor Chris Giardino.


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Feb. 23, 2021

Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion John Partington is joined by SAIT graduates Shahzia Noorally (BA '07) and Matt Janz (JA '12) as they discuss what EDI means in their work and their lives. 


How SAIT can support your career
Jan. 26, 2021

Join SAIT Career Advisor An Tran as she shares how SAIT Career Advancement Services can support you as a member of the Alumni Family. You'll also discover how to access all things related to career advancement including job postings, workshops, networking opportunities and more on My Career Hub for SAIT grads.  

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