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Ignite Career Conference 2018: Healthy Self, Healthy Career

This year, the Ignite Career conference is all about Healthy Self, Healthy Career. The conference will include a keynote speaker, a series of workshops, an exhibitor fair, and an employer panel that will educate students on how to identify their own skills, passions, and values, as well as how to translate those into pathways to success in their future careers. The event will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018, in Fanshawe's Alumni Lecture Theatre. Registration details are below. 


The event agenda is as follows: 

*Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 


Time Activity  Workshop Title 
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. 

Registration, Breakfast, and Opening

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker - Nicole Snobelen, Fashion Entrepreneur and Fairy Godmother  
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.   Morning Break  
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Breakout Session One  1. Career Resiliency
    2. Your Inner Leadership
    3. High Five Messages of Career Development. Your Keys to Success!
     4. Health, Wellness, and your Career
11:15 - 11:30 a.m. Break  
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Breakout Session Two 1. Career Resiliency
    2. Your Inner Leadership
    3. High Five Messages of Career Development. Your Keys to Success!
    4. Health, Wellness, and your Career
12:30 - 1:15 p.m.  Lunch and Exhibitors Fair  
1:15 - 2:15 p.m.   Jack Talks  
2:15 - 2:30 p.m.  Afternoon Break  
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.     Employer Panel  
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Wrap up  



Keynote: Nicole Snobelen


Nicole Snobelen


Nicole is a proud graduate of Fanshawe College's Fashion Design program. After graduation, Nicole started her own business, Evelynn, by Nicole Snobelen. Nicole owns, operates, and hand-makes all of the clothing herself. In 2015, Nicole also founded The Abby Fund, a charity dedicated to lifting the spirits of children suffering from illness by designing their dream princess or superhero outfits. 


Nicole is all about making an income while making an impact and believes that entrepreneurship isn't just about owning a business. It's an attitude that you can channel in your career, in your habits, and in your goals. She will be sharing the story of how she got her business started and how she was able to capitalize on her skills and passions to create a position for herself in the marketplace. 



Your Inner Leadership 

What is values based leadership? How do you translate your values into action? In this session, learn about your own values, how to put your values into action, and how those values shape your leadership practice. Compelling and authentic leadership starts with a core system of beliefs. You will learn how to build your leadership capacity from within.


High Five Message of Career Development. Your Keys to Success! 

High Five Messages of Career Development will help to unlock your potential and create pathways to success. Simple to implement, yet we often don't think of them as a package. This workshop will explore each of the five messages and give concrete examples of how they can be implemented in your life! Humour, interactivity and excitement abounds as the messages for career success are unveiled!


Health, Wellness, and Your Career 

Did you know that engaging in career development actually improves your ability to navigate life and work? Career engagement may contribute to your emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing in positively significant ways. We'll explore this healthy impact by interacting with one another through games, stories and exercises. During our time together, we will discuss future implications for you as a healthier wellbeing related to this career and positive psychology intersection.


Career Resiliency

Motorcycles, Super Heroes, and Smartphones - lessons for bouncing forward. Managing your career future in today's complex labour market can be overwhelming. Bombarded by doubts, thinking you are making a wrong choice, or concerns about success and promotion are great ways to stop igniting your career. This session will give you 5 important lessons for moving forward in your career and give you some tips on making your learning, work and leisure connect you with the future you want.


Exhibitor Fair 

New this year, the Exhibitor Fair will serve as an opportunity for not-for-profits to showcase their organizations and engage directly with students to discuss volunteer opportunities. 

The fair will take place from 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. pm on Saturday, November 3 in Fanshawe's Forwell Hall. Registration is FREE for employers, and can be completed via this link

Employers looking for more information can contact Brigitte MacKinnon at 519-452-4430 ext. 3911 or

Lunch for two, and a table and chairs will be provided. 


Jack Talks

Learn about tips, tools, and experiences that will shift how you think about mental health and create lasting change. Learn more about Jack Talks


Employer Panel 

Our panel of employers will be discussing a variety of career related topics related with specific reference to the benefits of volunteering and works ethics.

The panel will include representatives from ZTR Control Systems, Coca-Cola, CNIB, Libro, and Forces


Registration Details 

Ignite is a FREE event for all Fanshawe students! 

Students can register through the Career Events page on FOL or in person at the Career Services office - Oxford Street Campus, room D1063.

FOL: Resources > Career/Co-op/CCR > Career > Events

Students with questions can call 519-452-4294 or stop by the Career Services office.  



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