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Beyond the Academy: CU History Community Mentor and Networking Night

October 10, 2018 at 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Location:Multimedia Lab (room 482) MacOdrum Library

A community mentorship and networking night intended for Carleton University undergrad history students to meet with and hear some of the stories of others trained in history, now working as professionals in various fields of work. Four speakers will each share stories of their career trajectory and how their training in history helped them achieve their goals. This will be followed by a ‘speed dating’ session when students will have an opportunity to speak with these individuals in small groups, ask questions and learn more about the wide range of opportunities that are potentially open to history students. Those who attend will learn new perspectives of what they can do with their history degree and potentially build connections with those out in the world of work ‘beyond the academy’.

Speakers for the event include the following:

Jenna Murdock Smith:

Jenna Murdock Smith is a senior archivist at Library and Archives Canada, where she has worked in the government records program since 2008. Jenna is responsible for records related to the health portfolio, and is a specialist in government records appraisal and disposition. She graduated from Carleton University with an MA in Public History in 2009.

Anthony Michel:

Anthony Michel works in foreign policy as a Senior Advisor specializing in Inclusion and Repect for Diversity, in the Office of Human Rights, Freedoms and Inclusion at Global Affairs Canada. He graduated with a Ph.D. in History from Carleton University, where he studied under Dr. Norman Hilmer.

William McRae:

William McRae is an Officer of Stakeholder Relations with Ingenium, Canada’s Museum of Science and Innovation in Ottawa, Ontario. He holds a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Ottawa.

Ashley Clarkson:

Ashley Clarkson is an Officer of Education and Interpretive Programs with the City of Ottawa’s Museums and Heritage Branch. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public/ Applied History from Concordia University.

Numbers are limited! Please RSVP by October 1st or before:

Free pizza and refreshments will be served!