Advance Your Career at the Student Success Track

Career Charge

Back by popular demand, HRPA’s Student Success Track program is the quintessential smart start for post-secondary students looking to develop and advance their career in HR. Attendees will engage with HR trailblazers, gaining the tips and tools they need to tackle this evolving profession through inspiring keynote speakers, engaging workshops, networking opportunities, and more! 

Thursday, January 23, 2020
7:45am – 3:15pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, Room 718B
222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON



Get Practical Guidance from Industry Innovators
Learn about the latest trends in the industry from our guest HR experts. Get insightful tips, tools and advice to apply to your own career!

Hear Keynote Speaker Yassmin Abdel-Magied 
Get inspired by HRPA2020 Keynote Speaker Yassmin Abdel-Magied — engineer, author, broadcaster and award-winning social advocate. You won’t want to miss this engaging and empathetic talk, titled  Beating Your Bias as she explores the root of bias and how we can apply our learnings to develop more inclusive and diverse workplaces. 

Build Your Personal Brand
Discover how to build a mega personal brand on LinkedIn on a mini budget with LinkedIn Speaker, Trainer, Strategist and Creator Michaela Alexis.

Expand Your Network
Learn how to network like a pro — then put your new skills to the test at our Networking Lunch, where you’ll forge new connections with HR and business professionals. 

Master the School-to-Career Transition
Make the leap from student to professional with confidence! Get top tips from Mary Barroll, President of TalentEgg, on video interviewing, soft skills hiring, and more. 

Power Up Your Professional Pose 
Take home a polished headshot with help from our professional photographer. 

Tour Canada’s Biggest HR Trade Show
Mingle with some of Canada’s top recruitment and employment services! Explore the latest HR innovations and solutions — don’t forget to stop by the IDEA Stage to hear about HR’s latest trends. 


7:45am Registration 600 Level
8:00am – 8:30am Breakfast Hall F/G
8:30am – 9:30am Keynote Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Engineer, Author, Broadcaster & Award-winning Social Advocate:

Beating Your Bias

Hall F/G
9:30 – 9:45am Move to “Student Success Track” room 718B
9:45am – 10:00am Welcome and Introductions 718B
10:00am – 11:00am Michaela Alexis, Millennial LinkedIn Master:

How to Build a Mega Personal Brand on LinkedIn on a Mini Budget

11:00am – 11:15am Networking Break 718B
11:15am – 12:00pm Breakout Sessions:

  • Resume Clinic
  • LinkedIn Review
  • Mini-Interviews
12:00pm- 1:00pm Networking Lunch 718B
1:00pm – 2:00pm Mary Barroll, President of TalentEgg:

Video Interviewing and Soft Skills Hiring–A Survival Guide and Digital Training Platform for Students and Grads to Ace the School to Work Transition and Become More Successful Employees

2:00pm – 3:00pm Panel Discussion

My HR Journey: An Open Conversation on Career Wayfinding and Achieving Success

3:00pm – 3:15pm Closing Notes 718B
3:15pm – 4:00pm Optional: Trade Show 800 Level

$50 + HST

Admission includes:

  • Breakfast
  • Entry to the HRPA2020 Annual Conference Keynote Yassmin Abdel-Magied
  • Speakers: Mary Barroll and Michaela Alexis
  • Breakout sessions: Resume Clinic, Mini-Interviews and LinkedIn Review
  • A professional headshot
  • Networking Lunch
  • Entry to Panel Discussion: My HR Journey: An Open Conversation on Career Wayfinding and Achieving Success
  • Access to the HRPA2020 Trade Show (Thursday only)
  • SWAG bag


Registration for the Student Success Track is open to students enrolled in a post-secondary HR program.