What are Candid Conversations?
Candid Conversations are intimate conversations for women students to access informal mentorship opportunities. In small groups of eight, participants will hear firsthand from a working professional about their experience going from university into the engineering or IT workforce and how they’ve set their career up for success. Participants will be able to engage in free flowing conversation between the professional and other attendees.
Reasons to attend a Candid Conversation:
✓ Access mentorship opportunities
✓ Build your professional network
✓ Develop your soft skills
✓ Co-Curricular Record (CCR) recognition for students
✓ Receive a certificate of program completion
✓ Gain a LinkedIn badge upon program completion
Who is this for? Women students in a Carleton University Bachelor, Master’s or Doctoral program, of: engineering, IT, applied science, computer science, mathematics, or physics. Current Carleton University women students interested in engineering and IT. We encourage women from all backgrounds and identities to attend one (or many) Candid Conversations. We are committed to creating spaces that are welcoming and supportive to women of all backgrounds, intersecting identities, and experiences – including racialized women, women with disabilities, Indigenous women, etc.
How to become a member of the program: Women students are automatically eligible for the program and become members by attending a minimum of two Candid Conversations, Industry Talks, or Industry Networking events per academic year. Benefits of being a member include: receiving CCR recognition, a LinkedIn badge (an icon you can add to your profile, earned by completing a task), and program completion certificate.