Grad Send-Off aims to ready students for next chapter

When Brock’s graduates head out on their quest for professional success, the University aims to give them the strongest send-off possible.

To help senior students prepare to enter the next chapter of their lives with confidence and connections, the Brock University Alumni Association is hosting its Class of 2018 Grad Send-Off on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

Held from 1 to 3 p.m. in Ian Beddis Gymnasium, the annual event allows students to connect with employers and the Alumni Association, helping them to build their professional networks as they look towards graduation.

“This is a great opportunity for students to learn about the services that are available to them as a future Brock graduate, network with employers and celebrate the Class of 2018,” says Shelley Huxley, Director of Alumni Relations.

Hosted by the Alumni Association and Career Education, Grad Send-Off encourages senior students to explore available resources in place to help them find a career that suits their interest, experience and skills.

The event will include an appetizer buffet, giveaways, LinkedIn headshots for graduating students as well as a career fair and on-site resume review clinic.

“I am looking forward to be around everyone who is graduating,” says fourth-year student Michael Beal. “This is a chance to recognize what we have all been through and to celebrate an ending, but also explore a new beginning.”

Graduating students bring a “level of excitement to the event as they prepare to start their new life after graduation,” says Ashley Haroutunian, Career Consultant, Career Education.

The Brock University Alumni Association is an organization championed and governed by a volunteer group of Brock graduates. This group of volunteers represent the interests of all alumni and acts as advocates on their behalf, creates opportunities for alumni to stay engaged with the Brock community and recognizes the success of fellow Brock graduates.

Third- and fourth-year students can register for Grad Send-Off online.

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