Peel: Student Event | Panel Discussion: Making the Transition from Student to Professional

Date and Time

Starts:11/18/2021 6:00 PM

Ends:11/18/2021 8:00 PM

Registration Closes:11/16/2021 11:59 PM

Event Type: Webinar




HRPA Members: Free or Optional $5 Donation | Non-Members: $30


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Event Sponsor

Making the transition from student to professional - A panel discussion featuring a panel of HR Professionals to talk about making the transition from student life to that of a professional. Working life and student life can be very different, our panelists will discuss topics from job hunting to starting your new career and how they made the transition from student to professional. They will share stories and experiences both good and bad that they have experienced making the change from student to professional, offer networking tips and take questions from  student members.

Registration Closes:  Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 11:59PM

Registration Difficulties or Questions: Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator, Tracey Gallacher

“Learning & Giving Back!  As suggested by HRPA members and as part of our commitment to corporate social responsibility, HRPA has identified Indspire and Black Youth Helpline as recommended charities. Should you wish to support please select the $5 donation option upon checkout. Thank you!” 

Speaker bio(s)
Elizabeth Connelly

Elizabeth Connelly has been active in the recruitment industry for over 15 years. From global firms to small start-ups, she has been an everyday name within Toronto and Montreal companies looking to grow their staff. Elizabeth works with all levels of candidates from entry level to seasoned professionals, she has a demonstrated determination for creating win/win situations for both candidates and clients. Elizabeth lends her experience to candidates by providing direct feedback on their resumes, interview skills and choice of attire. It’s a competitive world out there and you have to be properly prepared for what companies’ are looking for out of candidates and vice versa, that’s where I step in.

Katie Grace, CHRP, CHRL, Senior Human Resources Manager

Katie is a passionate HR leader who is enthusiastic about supporting people and organizations through change. A Sr. HR Manager with Revlon, Katie started her career in the restaurant/ hospitality industry where she was in an operations leadership role before making the transition to a career in HR. She has a passion for driving business results through developing high-performing leaders & teams. Katie is a member of the Peel Chapter Mentorship committee who see's value and opportunities in the HRPA's Mentorship program for those who are new to their HR Career.

Marcella Kowalchuk, CHRP, CHRL, Human Resources Consultant, CHRL

Marcella is a Human Resources Leadership Consultant with over 15 years of experience providing strategic and operational advice to her clients. She has works with entrepreneurs, family-owned businesses, and leaders in the public, private and non-profit sectors. She is an advocate for diversity equity and inclusion and is committed to fostering environments where individuals feel safe, welcomed and encouraged to contribute their best. Her expertise includes the ability to address complex workplace dynamics through effective listening, insightful questioning and the application of employment legislation. She works with her clients to learn about their specific challenges and opportunities and shares her knowledge in all areas of human resources including, employee engagement, performance management, workplace accommodations, talent acquisition, union/labour relations, employee rights, health and safety and workplace investigations. As a member of the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) she holds the designation of a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) along with a Certificate in Human Resources Management. Her other credentials include a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree, training in workplace investigations, organizational dynamics, management development, psychological safety and organizational design. Marcella also works with youth and young adults delivering workshops that help to prepare them for their transition to high school, post-secondary academic institutions and the working world. Marcella has recently released her book High School Here I Come- Preparing for the Journey to help youth navigate the high school experience. She is a member of the Girl Guides Association of Canada and serves on the Board of Directors of Caledon Community Services.