Maintaining Brock connections after graduation

You are a student for a short time but an alumnus for life.

That’s the message that Shelley Huxley, Director of Alumni and Donor Relations, wants to get out to all graduating students by inviting them to the 2017 Grad Send-off hosted by the Brock University Alumni Association.

The event will showcase the many ways students can stay connected to Brock long after graduation.

“Once students cross the stage at convocation they become a member of the Alumni Association. We want them to know that we will be here every step of the way while they go out into the world and maximize the value of a Brock degree,” Huxley said.

The event takes place Monday, Feb. 6, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Ian D. Beddis Gymnasium. Each student that has applied to graduate has the opportunity to register for the event and learn about the benefits of becoming a Brock alumnus.

The office of Development and Alumni Relations has taken the opportunity to collaborate with Career Services and invited employers and career advisors to attend.

Lisa Kuiper, Employer Development Manager with Career Education (formally Career Services), said it was a natural fit to collaborate with the Alumni office on the event.

“I hope our graduating students will attend this event and realize the support and value of staying connected to the University,” Kuiper said, calling the available resources an “invaluable source of support.”

Resources are available to assist during the transition from school to work, to aid with job searches, connect graduates with employers and reconnect alumni down the road.

Career Education offers resources and support for current students and alumni when planning their career goals and provides employers with information about campus recruitment efforts at Brock.

Students planning on crossing the stage during Spring or Fall Convocation can register here for the event.

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