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Alumni Connect International Journeys

Sometimes small steps and big leaps can turn into an amazing journey 

UCalgary Alumni Connect International Journeys is a monthly online feature series catching up with UCalgary alumni living around the world.

Via a live webinar and chat-based networking session, be inspired by the stories of UCalgary alumni who’ve blazed their own trail of personal and professional opportunity and learn and connect directly with them and ask your own questions.

How it works: Check out our upcoming International Journey online events below. Register to attend and then watch your email for the confirmation containing both the Adobe Connect webinar and online chat link. Use the webinar link at 7 p.m. MDT at each date listed below and post-webinar, chat 1:1 with your fellow grads and our host.

Upcoming International Journeys:

Your international career starts now

Do you aspire to have a global career?

Then join UCalgary alumna Laura Buhler, BComm’13, on March 1 to discover experiences close to home that’ll open you up to the rest of the world.

“We’ll not only focus on my career post-graduating, which has certainly been international, but the one that started from day one at UCalgary,” says Laura.

International Journeys with Laura Buhler

Live webinar and digital chat-based networking event

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. MST


Your guide for this international journey…

Laura Buhler is a self-described “global-citizen of Canada.” She has lived and worked in five countries including Rwanda, where she started her career as a microfinance fellow at Kiva, an international nonprofit whose mission is to alleviate poverty. Today, Laura calls San Francisco home and is the executive director of The C100, an organization whose mandate is to accelerate Canadian entrepreneurship through various programs and workshops held in Silicon Valley.


How did Laura start her international career?

Laura credits her UCalgary international business and French studies and involvement with AIESEC on campus (a non-profit that focuses on developing youth leaders through international experiences) with launching her global career.

Come and learn from Laura’s journey and ask her questions on how you can start building a global career today.


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In Defence of the Unknown | March 28

Are you unsure of what you want to do with your life?

That’s OK — you don’t need to plan out your entire career in order to succeed!

Discover how taking time to explore and try new things can lead you to a meaningful, rewarding and perhaps totally unexpected career.

International Journeys with Rita Watterson

Live webinar and digital chat-based networking event

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

12:15 1:15 p.m. MST


Your guide for this international journey…

UCalgary alumna Dr. Rita Watterson, MD’13, says her path to medicine was definitely not a linear one.

Rita, currently a psychiatrist resident with UCalgary’s Department of Psychiatry, is a passionate advocate for global public health and mental health — a passion that was piqued when she was teaching English in South Korea. The more she travelled and learned, the more Rita pinpointed her exact area of interest and refined her skills in order to make the greatest contribution possible.

Join Rita and learn how to embrace the unknown to find the career of your dreams.


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If you have any questions about International Journeys or want to get involved and share your own, contact:
Mel Durupt, Digital Program Specialist
UCalgary Alumni