1. What is Life Skills 101?
  2. Life Skills 101 – 2020 Series
    1. Life Skills 101 with Nicholas Osborne
    2. Komal Minhas – March 4th, 2020
  3. More Information

What is Life Skills 101?

The Life Skills 101 series will engage, empower and encourage Carleton University students to identify, grow and reflect upon life skill development, through a variety of enriching guest speaker sessions. These sessions will engage young alumni to share their successes and challenges to support students in building persistence and capacity. As an opportunity for skill development, students will have the chance hear from and engage with successful alumni who have truly leveraged their Carleton University experiences to achieve success and build a diverse set of life skills.

By participating in the Life Skills 101 series, we hope that students will:

  • Have more tangible examples of success stories from a local content
  • Have the opportunity to obtain advice, referrals and resources in creating their career and life paths
  • Be able to view post-secondary education as a continued and viable option
  • Feel greater confidence in navigating and building upon their life skills, whichever they may be
  • Have the opportunity to connect students with Career Services and/or the Alumni Mentorship Program through the Carleton University Alumni Association, to take further steps in forging their career paths
  • Have had the opportunity to network with fellow students, alumni, etc.

Life Skills 101 – 2020 Series

Life Skills 101 with Nicholas Osborne

Nicholas is a proud Carleton Alumni, having graduated with a degree in Computer Science he is now Capitol Music Group’s (UMG) Vice President of Digital Strategy & Business Development. At Capitol he oversees all digital deals, digital marketing, marketing technologies, advertising, audience insights, and co-leads the Capitol 360 innovation centre. Nick is focused on finding & developing new revenue opportunities to exploit and extract value from CMG’s copyrights, content, brand assets, and artists.  He has been described as a Rebel Computer Grad and is clearly trail-blazing for the rest of us.

We are pleased to announce that on Friday, March 20th, 2020, Nicholas Osborne will be joining the Carleton Community for the second entry of our Life Skills 101 Series.  This event is open to all current students, staff, faculty and alumni.

Location: Fenn Lounge
Time: 2:00 – 3:30PM
Doors Open: 1:00pm

We encourage guests to come early for some light refreshments, door prizes and the opportunity to mingle with student groups, support services on campus and fellow attendees.

Past Events:

Photo of Komal Minhas with the Life Skills 101 logo

Headshot of Life Skills 101 guest speaker Komal Minhas

Komal Minhas – March 4th, 2020

A Carleton Journalism alumna, Komal is a curator of powerful experiences and conversations. In 2016, Komal produced the documentary film, Dream, Girl, about female entrepreneurs that landed her on Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100 list. The film premiered at the Obama White House, where Komal shared her story as part of a White House Council on Women and Girls initiative. In addition to having her own podcast, Lessons Learned, Komal is also the host of the THRIVE Podcast for women entrepreneurs in partnership with Startup Canada, Scotiabank and the Business Development Bank of Canada. Finally, through her work Komal has interviewed former US first lady Michelle Obama, Canada’s First Lady Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, NYTs bestselling author Rupi Kaur as well as prominent business women and politicians across North America.

More Information

For more information regarding the Life Skills 101 series please e-mail the coordinator of leadership initiatives.