Students Program

Student Program Overview

Sunday, August 21 – Student Welcome & LinkedIn Tips and Tricks
Sunday, August 21- Student Fun Night (evening in downtown Montreal)

Monday, August 22- Poster Competition
Monday, August 22- Student Industry Mixer Night
Tuesday, August 23- Student Lunch and Learn: Excelling at Excel
Laurentian University Chapter

Photo: MetSoc Laurentian University Studnet Chapter

Student Zone

Sunday, August 21 – Wednesday, August 24 | Location: Outremont 4

We have a designated room for students to meet up, chat and relax. MetSoc’s Student Chair, Sidney Omelon, a professor at McGill University will be present to answer any of your questions, give you recommendations and guide you through the conference. This is a great space to meet others between sessions.

The Student Zone room is open every day!

Sunday, August 21 14:30-17:30
Monday, August 22 8:00-17:30
Tuesday, August 23 8:00-17:30
Wednesday, August 24 8:00-13:00

Student Activities

Sidney Omelon, Hakan Tunc

Sunday, August 21 at 14:30-15:15 | Location: St-Laurent 5

Student Welcome & LinkedIn Tips and Tricks

A great way to start the conference is to meet other fellow students. There will be a welcome presentation from MetSoc’s Student Chair, Sidney Omelon, McGill University.

Followed by a presentation from MetSoc’s Emerging Professional, Hakan Tunc, Metallurgist at BBA Consultants. He will be sharing his story on how he found a job through LinkedIn and share his tips and tricks how you can advance your career too!

Then you can make your way to the official conference opening plenary discussion.

Sunday, August 21 at 18:00-21:00 | Location: Downtown Montreal (meet at Outremont 4)

Student Fun Night

All students are invited to a night out around the city of Montreal. Organized by the students at McGill University.

More details on the destinations to be determined.


Monday, August 22 at 16:30 – 17:30 | Location: Ville-Marie

Student Industry Mixer

Price: Complimentary

Representatives from industry and students are invited to meet informally at the mixer. The event will include a Worley presentation on student job opportunities, our upcoming student events at MetSoc and we will announce the winners of the Student Poster session. Door Prizes will be drawn!

Sponsored by Worley


Tuesday, August 23 at 11:50-13:30 | Location: Bonaventure

Student Lunch and Learn: Excelling at Excel

Price: Complimentary – 3 course lunch

If you are looking to hone your Excel skills to save more time for what’s beyond, join this Microsoft Excel lunch & learn with Max Shen from Hatch. Lunch will be provided!

No matter it is data analytics or machine learning, tech or manufacturing, Microsoft Excel would almost always be among the first steps to your next big idea. Topics covered will include useful shortcuts & functions for processing large datasets, tips to improve data visualization, and an introduction to macro & VBA.