• When it comes to planning for the future, you are in the driver's seat.

    How you present yourself, respond to challenges and opportunities, and navigate the career highway are your decisions to own.

    Join us on Thursday, October 27th for Future Skills, a one-day conference designed exclusively for the Class of 2020. You’ll hear best practices and anecdotes from experts and alumni designed to help you take the wheel and steer yourself towards success. Not to mention, Future Skills supports your MSDA and will provide content for your project. Schulich Ambassadors: participating in Future Skills earns you points!

    Event Details

    When: Thursday, October 27, 2016 (There are no classes this day as it is the first day of fall reading week)

    Where: Robert R. McEwen Auditorium, Schulich School of Business

    Registration: 10:00 AM

    Time: 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

    Dress Code: Business Casual (no jeans or sneakers)

    Cost: $30.00, including lunch

Featured Speakers

photo of Robert RizzoRobert Rizzo, BBA 1997
Director, Healthcare Practice, in-sync

Robert Rizzo graduated from Schulich’s BBA program in 1997. He is a passionate marketing leader who started his career at General Mills where he spent seven years in seven different assignments, allowing him to gain a great breadth of experience very quickly. Progressively senior roles at The Clorox Company of Canada, Diageo Canada, and Maple Leaf Foods Inc. provided Robert with additional top-tier CPG experience, leading him to launch Strategies that Work Consulting, an independent marketing consulting practice, in June 2014. Through his consulting work, Robert has transitioned to the agency side where he leads global marketing initiatives for top pharmaceutical companies as Director, Healthcare Practice, in-sync. Robert has a deep understanding of brand-building through story-telling, and a long track record of finding innovative ways to market his talent and tell his story. At Future Skills, he will help you learn compelling strategies to do the same.


photo of David Pullara, Marketing and Mentorship LeaderDavid Pullara, BBA 2000, MBA 2008
Marketing and Mentorship Leader

David Pullara is a senior business leader with over 16 years of diverse and progressive experience. He has a passion for marketing, and has spent the last decade working with four renowned, consumer-centric, Fortune 500 brands: Starbucks, Yum! Brands (Pizza Hut), Coca-Cola, and Google.

David earned an Honors BBA (Marketing) in 2000 and a Masters of Business Administration (Strategic Management, International Business) in 2008 from the Schulich School of Business at York University. He will return to Schulich in January 2017 to begin teaching a “Retail Marketing” course for the MBA program.

David strongly believes in the importance of mentorship; he serves as a Director for the American Marketing Association’s Mentor Exchange Advisory Board, and is actively involved with the “Ten Thousand Coffees” organization as a mentor.

Join David at Future Skills for an interactive discussion on resilience and the value of mentorship.

 Check back for additional speaker details soon!