Impactful Conversations for Career Growth: From Small Talk to Success

Unlock the secrets to career success with the power of impactful conversations! 

  Date: 22 November, 2023

  Time: 7 pm - 8 pm EST

  Location: Zoom 

  Price: Free

Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Join us for a transformative webinar, "Impactful Conversations for Career Growth: From Small Talk to Success," where you'll learn the art of effective communication and networking to propel your professional journey.


Jana MacDonald

Speaker: Jana MacDonald

Jana has been a Career Advisor at the University of Guelph since 2010. She has empowered countless students and alumni, equipping them with the tools to effectively showcase their experiences, build community, and craft their personal brand. She gets her joy from helping people move from feeling lost to excited about their futures. Her approach is guided by Narrative Theory, Chaos Theory of Careers, Self-Compassion, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy. She loves to utilize people’s interests as well as issues the world is facing to spark meaningful conversation. Jana is dedicated to helping students and alumni create serendipitous moments so they can create their own luck!

In this webinar, Jana will cover: 

  • Discover Proven Techniques: Learn methods to gracefully start, continue and finish engaging conversations
  • Cultivate Presence: Leave an impression by being fully present in each interaction
  • Boost Self-Confidence: Explore how internal self-talk shapes communication styles
  • Elevate Your Career: Uncover how conversation techniques can advance your professional journey

You'll also have a chance to meet fellow grads in breakout rooms and win an Alumni hoodie door prize!

PLEASE NOTE: This webinar is open to all U of G alumni, while designed specifically with our GOLD community in mind (Gryphons of the Last Decade). If the topics interest you, please join us!

Online registration is now closed! If you are interested in joining this webinar, please email us at to receive the Zoom link. 



22 Nov 2022 - 7:00pm
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