Black Student Career Series - Fall 2021


Making the Most of Your 1st Experience: How to Use Your 1st Experience as a Solid Career Foundation

November 4, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
RSVP through myFuture

You've landed your first job and are excited to start, but you're also nervous because you don't know what to expect. What if your new workplace isn't as inclusive as you thought it would be, or you don't get along with your boss? The truth is that even if it isn't perfect, your first job can still help you build a strong career foundation.

Attend this session to hear the early career chronicles of an International Accountant, Ubisoft Data Analyst, and Deloitte Management Consultant and get their advice on networking internally, recovering from "rooky" mistakes, finding mentors and advocates, and getting noticed and promoted. 


Gaëtan Carrénard | LinkedIn

A 10 year veteran of data analytics, Gaëtan started his career in Insurance services before transitioning to the videogame industry.

Holding a B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Montréal and a M. Sc. in Computer Science from Concordia University, Gaëtan enjoys mentoring and helping guide those interested in entering data-driven professions.

Maurice F. Ngwakum Akisa | LinkedIn

Maurice Ngwakum-Akisa is a Cameroonian Management Consultant for Deloitte, Montreal, with a background in Economics, Computer Science, and Business Studies.

Being raised across all 4 Subsaharan African regions and having visited 14 African countries by age 19 inspired Maurice to develop a deep interest in the Economic, Social, and Political Development of the African continent and African peoples. Maurice enjoys public speaking and is currently a Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum.

Steffi Barandereka Nineza | LinkedIn

A Chartered Accountant by profession, Steffi helps worldwide clients manage their finance project design and execution as an independent consultant. Her work gets informed by over ten years of consulting and management experience working for firms like Deloitte.

Steffi won various awards for her outstanding professional achievements and community involvement in Canada and now uses her voice to challenge the roles and stereotypes that lead to inequalities and exclusion. She currently resides with her husband in South Africa.

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants in advance of the course start time. You will need to sign-in to the event using your McGill email address.

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