NU Café Mentor Chat with Alumnus Nathan Snider
Changing Pathways and Finding Meaning in Your Work
Ever wonder why it's so difficult to become satisfied in your work professionally? Perhaps you're not happy with the industry you've chosen to work in, or the nature of your occupation. Maybe COVID-19 has given you the opportunity to re-evaluate your work-life and explore new career opportunities. Regardless of your motivation, these are difficult, although common and understandable challenges. This session will dive into starting your career, transitioning from private to public sector work, and the value and importance of the not-for-profit sector.
Nathan Snider is the Manager of Research & Stakeholder Engagement for the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC). Nathan has taught in the School of Business and Management at Canadore College and the School of Business and Information Technology at Cambrian College. He sits on Nipissing University’s Alumni Advisory Board, the Board of Directors for the Near North Mobile Media Lab (providing those in Northern communities the means to produce and present media art) and is co-founder of CoDesign, North Bay's design and technology meet-up network. Through his work, Nathan has been a committed advocate for tech accessibility in Northern Canadian communities. Nathan’s previous research has focused on social and economic barriers to the ICT field facing Indigenous communities in Canada as well as tech-equity in the form of educational technologies and accessibility.