Hey UofC Students!
The winter semester is in full swing and we are quickly approaching our largest event of the year - Industry Night!
This year Industry Night will be held Tuesday, February 5th at the Silver Springs Golf and Country Club. Tickets are now on sale, and you can purchase them here for $30 for members, or $35 for non-members. You can also contact one of our executives should you need help purchasing a ticket. Your purchase includes a gourmet meal, transportation to and from campus, and the chance to meet working professionals from various segments of the economic industry.
The keynote speaker this year is Todd Hirsch, who is the Chief Economist of ATB Financial. For over 20 years, Todd has worked as an economist at numerous organizations including the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canada West Foundation and the Bank of Canada, among many other achievements. He holds a BA Honours in Economics from the University of Alberta and an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary. For almost a decade, Todd taught economics at the University of Calgary.
Once you purchase your ticket, you’ll receive an email with a few questions pertaining to the evening. After answering the questionnaire, you’re good to go!
To feel confident going into the event, it is important to dress your best. As this is a business formal event, we expect all of our attendees to look the part. For the gentlemen, this means dress pants, dress shoes, a button-down shirt, and a tie if you so choose. If you have the means to do so, we recommend you wear a suit jacket or blazer of some kind, but you can still look polished without one. As for the ladies, you have a few more options, as long as some guidelines are followed. Nothing too tight, too revealing, no heels too high, and nothing too overstated. Dresses, skirts, and pants are all completely acceptable, as are both flats and heels. For both parties, no jeans, khakis, t-shirts or casual shoes will be permitted.
Once you’re through the doors and looking your best, it’s time to mingle. This part is largely dependent on your personal style, but here are a few tried and true tips. A good smile goes a long way, a firm handshake shows confidence, and approaching a professional first is often seen as impressive initiative. There is absolutely no need to be anxious, these industry professionals are people, too, and simply getting to know them can go a long way throughout the night. This is, of course, a networking event, but don’t feel the need to rush into things right when you enter the room. The round table discussions will help you feel your way through the evening.
We hope to see you there! As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us and we’ll help you however we can.