The unexpected path can sometimes be the best.

Why it is important to keep an open mind and explore new roles, even if they deviate from your original career plan? Partik shares her insights on how stepping out of your comfort zone and embracing different opportunities can lead to unexpected and fulfilling career paths. She discusses the benefits of adaptability and how being flexible can open doors to unique experiences and growth. This episode is a valuable watch for anyone considering a career pivot or curious about the advantages of diversifying their professional journey.

Class Description

In her talk, Partik shares her unique career journey, emphasizing the importance of following one's interests even when it means going against the grain. Despite starting with a computer science degree, she quickly realized that a traditional developer role wasn't her true calling. Partik's story is a testament to the versatility of a computer science background, as she shares the unexpected opportunities it opened up for her. Her talk will serve as an inspiring reminder that the pursuit of your passions can lead to unforeseen and rewarding paths in the ever-evolving world of technology. 

About

Partik, an IBM Data & AI Technical Specialist, holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from Queen's University. Starting as a Full Stack Developer/Consultant, she excelled in system design and innovative client solutions. Driven by a passion to close the gender gap in tech, Partik led IBM Canada's STEM for Girls Program, gaining skills in project management and partnership development. Her efforts engaged 10,000+ girls nationwide and fostered collaborations with organizations like Plan International and TELUS, impacting over 70,000 girls. 

Skills
Software Development
Public Speaking
Project Management
Leadership
Education
Queen's University
Experience
Director of Information Technologya
Queen's University
Technical Consultant
IBM
Senior Consultant
IBM
STEM for Girls Leader
IBM
Data & AI Technical Specialist
IBM