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Meet Your G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education Team:

Dena Marcos
Career Education Specialist - Chang


Email:        denamarcos@ryerson.ca
Learn more about Dena on LinkedIn     



Dena brings with her to Ryerson both human resources and career development experience within private and community settings. She has a Bachelor of Human Resources Management and is a Certified Human Resources Professional. As an HR professional, she has recruited many individuals for various roles in IT, supply chain, and administration. As a career development practitioner, she has offered one-on-one advising, facilitated workshops, and produced various events. Throughout her career, Dena has supported a variety of individuals including internationally trained professionals, mature students, and individuals in career transition. She is extremely passionate about helping people navigate their careers and empowering them to maximize their potential.

How Dena Can Help

As the Career Education Specialist for the Chang School of Continuing Education, Dena designs, develops, and delivers a Faculty-wide Career Development Program, including career-related resource materials to support your professional development. 

Some of the services Dena offers include:

- 1:1 appointments

- Tutorials and workshops

- In-class workshops

- Chang School career development events

Book a 1:1 Appointment

We recommended that you attend a workshop or tutorial before you book a 1:1 appointment with a career education specialist; most common career-related questions can be answered by attending one of these sessions. This allows us to focus on customization and specialization in your 1:1 appointment.

To book a 30 minute appointment with your faculty’s career education specialist, Dena, please visit our online appointment booking system.

 

If you cannot find an appointment time with Dena that fits your schedule, feel free to book an appointment with another Career Education Specialist at the Career Centre.

Faculty Specific Resources


Drop-In Appointments

Drop-in appointment hours for Chang School students are held in the lobby of Heaslip House from 3-6pm on Tuesdays. You are welcome to stop by with your career-related question. To find out more about these drop-in appointments, please visit this link.

Chang Career Events

A variety of special sessions, workshops, and events are held throughout the year to address the needs of mature students and experienced professionals at the Chang School.

For more information on these events (e.g. dates, venues, registration link), please visit the Events Calendar.

Chang Career Education Events

Voices of Experience: Navigating Career Advancement

Wednesday November 15, 2017

4:30PM - 6:30PM

Heaslip House, 7th Floor, 297 Victoria St.

Curious about how leaders of diverse backgrounds advance their careers in a competitive market? Learn from industry professionals how to take ownership of your career advancement. Gain tools, hear stories and learn how to overcome barriers to career advancement.

This event will include breakout sessions focusing on:

  • Sourcing and maintaining a mentor
  • Leveraging LinkedIn for your career advancement
  • Advocating your advancement among Senior Management
  • Overcoming barriers to career advancement as a woman

Learn more at www.ryerson.ca/NavigatingCareerAdvancement

Register for this event here.

Career Skills: Lunch and Learn Webinars

Join this webinar series to help you get the skills you need to go from career planning all the way to interviewing and networking for your perfect job. Spend an hour every other week to learn the tips and techniques to take your job search and career skills to the next level. Sign up for as many sessions as you like and join the webinar from wherever you are.

Career Planning:

This guided webinar will provide you with exploration tools and tips to help you point your career in the right direction. The session will help you seek out and better articulate the types of jobs you want.

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location: https://webinar.ryerson.ca/lunchandlearn

Tailoring your Resume to Your New Career Goals:

You will learn how to effectively market yourself for a new career by writing a concise accomplishment-focused resume that highlights your transferable and job specific skills. You will receive guidance on what to include in your resume and how to demonstrate that your past experience is a good fit for your desired roles.

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location: https://webinar.ryerson.ca/lunchandlearn

Effective Interview Techniques:

This webinar will give you an overview of the different interview formats and question types that are commonly used by employers. It also provides insight into the skills employers are trying to assess when leveraging different interview techniques. You will be given tips on how to prepare for various interview formats and how to use different methods to answer questions successfully.

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location: https://webinar.ryerson.ca/lunchandlearn

Creating an Impactful LinkedIn Profile:

This webinar will demonstrate how to establish a professional online presence by creating an effective LinkedIn profile. You will gain the necessary skills for setting up an engaging profile as a job seeker.

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location: https://webinar.ryerson.ca/lunchandlearn

Register now for the November 8 session!

Leveraging LinkedIn for Networking and Job Searching:

You will learn strategies and tips to effectively network online and offline with professionals as well as how to build key industry contacts to ultimately find the jobs you want.

Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location: https://webinar.ryerson.ca/lunchandlearn

Register now for the November 22 session!