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The Women Offshore Foundation will host a virtual career day, Friday, May 21st, 2021. Attend panel discussions and exhibitor booths. Network with companies, hear from recruiting experts, and learn about what it takes to stand out in the job application process for success.
Opening Keynote, Chief Officer Rachel Arnold
Rachel Arnold is a chief officer with Celebrity Cruises, a role she never could have imagined when she qualified with an officer of the watch unlimited license in 2016. She studied at Warsash Maritime Academy in Southampton, England and served her sea time as a deck cadet in the offshore sector. With her license in hand, she joined Celebrity Cruises as a Third Officer where she has worked her way up to her current role, sailing worldwide.
Rachel aspires to be a positive ambassador for the industry and regularly attends careers events and visits schools to promote the maritime industry and range of careers available. She also shares a realistic insight into life at sea and educational content through her various social channels.
At the upcoming Maritime Career Day, Chief Officer Rachel Arnold will kick off the event as the opening keynote, presenting her career and why she is empowered to work on the water.
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Maritime Career Day Agenda
May 21st, 2021 | 10-4pm Central Daylight Time (GMT-05:00)
Speeches and Presentations will be recorded and attendees will have access to watch them after the day is over with.
1000 - 1030 Welcome Remarks & Opening Keynote, Chief Officer Rachel Arnold
1030 - 1130 Maritime Recruitment & Career Advancement Panel Discussion
Filling out applications, resume writing, and interview prep, applying for jobs can be so overwhelming. Throw in a pandemic, uncertainty in the job market, and hiring freezes, and you may wonder how anyone gets a job in today's market or pursues their career path. On this panel, hear from industry professionals specializing in recruitment in the maritime and offshore energy industries to understand the ins and outs of what it takes to elevate your profile to be more competitive.
Moderator: Rachel Arnold Chief Officer Celebrity Cruises
Sheila LaFleur Principal & Founder Trackline
Matt Fuhrmann Founder & CEO Core Group Resources
Buki Hough Assistant Manager, Marine Personnel Seaspan ULC
Laura Smith Business Manager USA Atlas Professionals
Dana Tremblay Manager, Talent Strategies at BC Ferries BC Ferries
1200 - 1600 Job Fair with Maritime Companies
1300 - 1400 Seafarers Panel: Careers of Adventure and Challenges
A seagoing career can mean a lucrative profession full of adventure. It also comes with challenges, and the challenges have been especially difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear from seafarers how they got into the industry, smashed their career goals, and are managing a career during COVID-19. Be inspired by these seafarers fulfilling their career dreams.
Moderator: Gabrielle Burghouwt, Marketing Communications, Manager, Atlas Professionals
Max Kantor, Second Mate
Anna Rodionova, Petroleum Engineer
Marwa Elselehdar, Chief Mate
1300 - 1400 Resume Preparation Presentation
1400 - 1500 Military to Mariner Program Presentation
1400 - 1500 Interview Preparation Presentation
1530 - 1600 Closing Remarks