1. What is Life Skills 101?
  2. Life Skills 101 – 20/21 Series
    1. Life Skills 101 with Nicholas Osborne – November 19, 2020
  3. Past Events
    1. Giovanna Mingarelli – October 8, 2020
    2. William Johnson – September 24, 2020
    3. Komal Minhas – March 4th, 2020
  4. 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 to 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 – 20/21 Series

Life Skills 101 with Nicholas Osborne – November 19, 2020

Nicholas is a proud Carleton Alumni, having graduated with a degree in Computer Science he is now Capitol Music Group’s (UMG) Senior 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 Thursday, November 19th, 2020, Nicholas Osborne will be joining the Carleton Community for our Life Skills 101 Series. This event is open to all current students, staff, faculty and alumni.

Location: Virtual
Time: 7:00 – 8:30PM

Register Here!

Past Events

Giovanna Mingarelli – October 8, 2020

As a graduate of Political Science and International Relations at Carleton, Giovanna Mingarelli is the CEO and Co-Founder of two international companies, M&C Consulting and MC2. Giovanna plays the dual role of technology entrepreneur and thought leader. For 15 years, Ms. Mingarelli has worked in the field of political and digital communications and has served in the office of a former Prime Minister of Canada. Ms. Mingarelli is a member of the Government of Canada Treasury Board Secretariat External Advisory Board for Talent Cloud, developing the future of work for Canada’s Public Service. She has been a Parliamentary witness and a keynote speaker relating to the advancement of young women in politics and digital democracy through her work with Equal Voice: Electing Women in Canada. A prolific writer, Ms. Mingarelli has contributed to: The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, CBC-Radio Canada, and the Hill times. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and is cited by Harvard Business Review and Forbes. In 2015, Ms. Mingarelli was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the WXN. To this end, she’s involved in many youth empowerment initiatives, such as Global Dignity Canada, which she Chairs in Canada and for which she serves on the Board of Directors internationally.

Please join the Carleton Community on Thursday, October 8th, 2020 for Giovanna Mingarelli’s Life Skills 101 Series. This event is open to all current students, staff, faculty and alumni.

Location: Virtual
Time: 2:00 – 3:30PM

Missed Giovanna's Session? Check it out here!

William Johnson – September 24, 2020

An alumnus of Carleton’s Political Science program, William Johnson is the Senior Editorial Strategist at CSuite Content. William is a Vancouver-based writer and strategist. He has more than a decade of experience bringing people together, solving problems, and helping organizations create value through strategic communications. His knowledge, skills, and experiences span multiple sectors, and his writing on business, technology, and culture has appeared in publications like Maclean’s, Globe and Mail, BetaKit, BCBusiness, and Daily Hive. Prior to his current role at CSuite Content, he was director of marketing and communications at Innovate BC, and he led communications at the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association. He is actively engaged in the Metro Vancouver business community, currently serving in volunteer roles with the HR Tech Group, Vancouver Entrepreneurs’ Forum, BrainStation, and Business Council of B.C. William is active on Twitter @notionport.

We are pleased to announce that on Thursday, September 24th, 2020, William Johnson will be kicking off our 2020-2021 Life Skills 101 Series. This event is open to all current students, staff, faculty and alumni.

Missed William's session? Check it out here.

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.