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The theme for the 2012 APEX Conference is “Breaking Boundaries”. As an executive team, we wanted to restore the focus of the conference on the APEX mission and vision. The real business world is one which cannot be accurately presented in the confines of a classroom. “Breaking Boundaries” emphasizes the leap each delegate makes in attending APEX; a conscientious decision to expand one's scope and abilities in order to best reach one’s potential. Through a series of innovative workshops, keynote presentations, and numerous networking opportunities, we invite you to break the boundaries holding you back and take your first steps to becoming a successful business professional.
March 9, 2012
11:45am - 12:45pm
Schulich School of Business, Room S124
Set Yourself up for Success: Become a Hot Commodity
How can you differentiate yourself from your peers? How can you stand out in the workplace or community? Becoming a hot commodity is about being the whole package. Learn more about the importance of being well-rounded, integrating social networking, and real life examples from a young woman who has set a standard for Generation Y's in Canada.
Jillian Walker (www.jillianwalker.ca) is an award-winning HR professional, driven Generation Y and natural born leader. Jillian works with local leaders to become better leaders, while working with employees to become their best selves. She has proven herself to be a thought leader in the realm of employee engagement and strategic HR and in 2010, she was selected by McMaster University as one of the top students in Canada in predicting how work will look in 2040. Jillian continually challenges past history, while pushing people and organizations to grow. Whether hosting a workshop, brainstorming with a business student club, or working one-on-one with a high achiever, Jillian's goal is to encourage others to think differently. She is on the Business Advisory Board for SIFE Simon Fraser and SFU's HR Association. Jillian has been involved with Junior Chamber International (www.jci.cc) and the UN's Nothing But Nets campaign since 2008. In 2009, she represented Canada at the Junior Chamber International World Congress in Tunisia, while in 2010, she led Team Canada to win the World Debating Championship for English speaking at the World Congress in Japan. In 2012, Jillian will lead JCI Vancouver (www.jcivancouver.com) as Chapter President.