Power Up!

Ocean Networks Canada presented “Power Up!–It’s What You Know And Who You Know That Counts”, a networking and training event for graduate students and industry within the field of marine science and technology on February 27th 2013, at UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St., Vancouver.

What happens at Power Up!?

Students attended workshops in the morning, gaining essential skills in communications and then practicing those skills in the afternoon with an opportunity to “speed date” with different representatives from the marine science sector. The morning workshops included: “Power Networking: Connecting Fast and Deep, Building Professional Relationships that Last” with Rick Searle, Manager of Education and Public Engagement with Ocean Networks Canada; “Resume’s that Rock” with Jan Reuter, founder and CEO of Adaptable Careers; and “Designing an Entrepreneurial Career” with Anuj Singhal from entrepreneurship@UBC. Students were given the chance to network with industry members from the public sector (Department of Fisheries and Oceans), the consulting world (Hemmera, Golder Associates, and ASL Environmental Services), the non-profit sector (Cetus Research and Conservation Society, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society), and many more.

Students also got the chance to hear from Phil Nuytten, President and Founder of Nuytco Research Ltd. and Can-Dive Services Ltd. who gave an inspiring lunchtime keynote presentation about his life as an inventor, entrepreneur and explorer as well as advice for the students going on into marine science.

If you are a student struggling to find opportunities within marine science and would like help expanding your professional network or if your organization would like to attract smart and talented students either as employees or interns, then this event is for you!

Watch our highlights from Power Up! 2013

Sponsoring Power Up!

Why Sponsor Power Up!Power Up! will showcase your organization as one that supports the growth of the marine science industry and placement of students within it. Supporting Power Up! will also give your organization a profile among marine science students across the lower mainland. Finally, you will be supporting the training of students so that they are well prepared to be successful in the marine science industry.

If you are interested in sponsoring Power Up! contact Dave Riddell, ONC's post-secondary education coordinator.