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A Look Back at the HRPA2020 Student Success Track

Career Charge

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! 

On January 23rd, students gathered at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and took part in a number of engaging workshops and sessions, with the guidance of guest experts Michaela Alexis and Mary Barroll. Keep reading for our recap on this incredible day of learning!


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2020 Schedule

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