Fast Pass to Your Future

The anticipation. The excitement. The fear of the unknown. You’re walking through the main gates to your final year in FIMS and headed for graduation. Prepare to board the platform, buckle up, and get ready for the plunge as the ride of your career is about to take off.

Entering this next stage can be overwhelming, thrilling, surprising, and delightful all at once. 

Why should I register?

What should I expect?

Who’s speaking?

Heading out in the work of work after completing your undergraduate degree can be an intimidating experience, but you’re not alone on that journey. You have an entire FIMS community out there who have been blazing trails ahead of you. At the Career Conference you will hear from extraordinary alumni who are ready to share their career stories and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.

This event is created BY students FOR students, with generous funding through the Undergraduate Student Fund (USF).

After going virtual for a couple of years, we’re excited to be once again able to offer in-person programming. At the Career Conference you can expect:

  • Amazing (dare we say life changing?) advice and insights from our alumni speakers
  • A chance to mingle with alumni and friends over snacks and games
  • Tangible career advice, tips, new skills and great ideas

To kick off the conference, Mike Bickerton (BA’01) will give the keynote talk to the whole group. Hear about how Mike got to where he is now and find some inspiration. Check out his bio below.

Breakout sessions led by alumni will happen between 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., so attendees will have a chance to hear from people currently working in the industries you’re most interested in.

The Keynote Presenter

Mike Bickerton, BA’01

Television Producer & Director

Mike Bickerton is one of Canada’s leading factual television creatives with an enviable, diverse resume spanning 20 years. Possessing a multi-award winning range of skills, Mike has cast, produced, showrun and directed some of Canada’s biggest hit shows. From adaptations of world-renowned formats like Canada’s Drag Race and The Amazing Race Canada, to original smash-hit series like Netflix’s glassblowing competition series Blown Away, Mike creates buzzworthy, must-see content for audiences around the globe.

The Alumni Speakers

Liam Afonso
Jess Bronstein
Lara Buchar
Michelle Dias
Craig Huffman
Katya Kwiatkowski
Emily Lonetto
Elyssa Macri
Nyren Mo
Jennifer Morton
Francisco Rivas
Taniya Sheikh

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