Red Deer College will host its annual conference Backpacks to Briefcases on Thursday. Photo contributed)

RDC’s Backpacks to Briefcases conference is back

Thursday at Welikoklad Event Centre Theatre

RDC’s annual professional development conference — Backpacks to Briefcases — returns Thursday to Welikoklad Event Centre Theatre to help students successfully move from the classroom to the workplace.

Available for all RDC students, the conference gives them the opportunity to connect with and learn from community leaders, business experts and RDC alumni.

Students can learn about the power of resiliency and goal setting, branding and marketing, finding meaningful work, using passion to achieve victory, and transitioning from post-secondary to entrepreneurship.

Keynote speaker Phil Bota, a Red Deer climber who conquered Mount Everest in 2011, will share motivating stories and lessons about his adventure.

At the age of 22, Bota climbed the world’s largest mountain after two years of training. Adversity struck when two of Bota’s Canadian climbing companions had to abandon the ascent, but he persisted to the top with two Sherpa guides, despite many challenges.

Students will have the opportunity to talk with presenters, and to network with each other, while enjoying free pizza from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Details about Backpacks to Briefcases, including a full list of presenters, session information and online registration, are available at rdc.ab.ca/backpackstobriefcases.



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