Roundtable Networking Event

The Roundtable Networking Event provides business delegates a unique opportunity to network with Red River College students, while sharing career experiences. The event consists of four sessions, each with a new group of students, and an instructor/moderator to facilitate the discussion with the students. The “roundtable host” might talk about their own career journey, important skills students need to meet career objectives, and opportunities that exist in within a field or industry.

Since many of our roundtable “hosts” have a broad base of experience is several areas, we ask each “host” to identify both their primary, as well as secondary areas of expertise, thus helping our students in selecting their “roundtables”.

Roundtable Hosts

The following is a list of the companies and organizations that will be represented during the roundtable sessions.

Download the Roundtable Host biographies →

Note: This list is subject to change. 

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of the Roundtable Event

  1. Before the conference, choose the Roundtable hosts you’d like to speak with by looking through the host biographies. Even though there are four session you should try to pick 6+ possible hosts.
  2. If the table you’ve chosen is occupied on the day of the event, quickly pick another table from your list. Please don’t stand around the table or take chairs from other tables.
  3. Choose tables from different functional areas. It will broaden your knowledge of the business community, and help build your network.
  4. Ask questions of the host and listen attentively:
    a. What skills do I need to be successful?
    b. What might a typical career path look like?
    c. What surprised you most about your chosen career path?
    d. Your questions show your level of interest, and your interpersonal/communication skills are important to all employers
  5. Your personal communication device does not have a place at the table. You have a valuable opportunity to learn from a business professional. Use it wisely

Table Organization

  • Numbered and colour-coded table maps at the entrance to the main conference room will show where you will find your selected hosts.
  • Tables are organized by functional areas (i.e. Accounting and Finance, Hospitality, etc.) each with its’ own colour.
  • Table signage will have a band of colour representing the functional area matching the colours on the entrance maps.

What to Expect at the Table

  • Take a seat at the table of your choice. (If fully occupied, go to your next choice of table)
  • Instructor Moderator will introduce the host, and facilitate discussion.
  • Roundtable Host introduction
  • Roundtable Host career discussion (career path, positions, responsibilities)
  • Students’ opportunity to ask questions.

Agenda

Time Activity
12:00 to 1:00 pm Lunch and Networking
12:30 to 1:30 pm ‘LinkedIn’ Photo Booth* & Visit Exhibitor Booths
1:30 to 1:35 pm Welcome to Roundtables
1:35 to 2:00 pm Discussion at Roundtable session 1
2:05 to 2:30 pm Discussion at Roundtable session 2
2:35 to 3:00 pm Discussion at Roundtable session 3
3:05 to 3:30 pm Final discussion at Roundtable session 4
3:30 pm Roundtable Wrap-up and Thank you

* Make sure to sign up for a time to get a photo taken. Photos are being taken from 12:30 – 1:30 pm and 3:30 – 4:30 pm

 

Finance and Accounting
  • The City of Winnipeg
  • CPA Manitoba Joint Ventures
  • Bokhaut Chartered Accountant Inc.
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Exchange Chartered Accountants
  • Enns Brothers
  • Office of the Auditor General – Manitoba
  • Government of Canada
  • Kleyse Group LP
  • Manitoba Hydro
  • MNP
Financial Services
  • BMO Bank of Montreal
  • Credit Aid
  • Investors Group
  • Cambrian Credit Union
  • Freedom 55 Financial
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Credential Financial Inc.
HR and Administration
  • Red River College
  • Robert Hill Management Resources
  • Pinnacle
  • Manitoba Jobs and the Economy
  • Red River Valley School Division
  • Southern Health
Communication and Marketing
  • Film Training Manitoba
  • CentrePort
  • Modern Earth
  • The Forks
  • Metric Marketing
  • The Creative Bullpen
  • Primetime Promotions
Journalism and Publishing
  • CTV Winnipeg
  • McGraw-Hill Education
  • Pearson Ed
Sales
  • Performance Above Potential
  • Summit Search Group
  • Citigroup CitiFinancial Canada
  • Commtech Office Solutions (Xerox Canada)
  • Western Financial Group
  • Nelson Education
Entrepreneurship
  • Harbourfront Wealth Management
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Hollow Reed Holistic
  • Economic Development Winnipeg
  • Garriok Insurance
  • Futurepreneur Canada
  • Booster Juice
International Business
  • Herd North America
Information Technology
  • Workers Compensation Board
  • Bold
  • Bit Space Development
  • Canadian Tire
  • SmartPlanIT
  • Online Business Systems
  • ISACA Winnipeg Chapter
Hospitality
  • Museum of Human Rights
  • Children’s Museum
  • Delta
  • Marion Street Eatery
  • Triple B’s Scurfield Blvd.
  • Tourism Winnipeg
  • Hampton Inn
  • Currier Event Management