Grad Send-off workshops to prepare senior students for next steps

Whether Brock graduates plan to head straight into the workforce or pursue further education, a series of upcoming workshops will provide valuable guidance to help them along the way.

The 2022 Grad Send-off Virtual Series kicked off earlier this month and will run until June with a variety of virtual sessions aimed at preparing soon-to-be graduates for success after Convocation.

Hosted by the Brock University Alumni Association and Co-op, Career and Experiential Education (CCEE) teams, the series will include workshops on topics such as career preparation, pursuing graduate school, mental health supports available to alumni and managing finances after graduation.

The series has evolved from the single-day Grad Send-off event previously held annually on campus. With large in-person events still unable to take place due to ongoing public health restrictions, online sessions were developed to provide senior students access to useful information from the comfort of home.

Each virtual session is free and runs for one to two hours.

Graduating students will receive information through their Brock email and can also visit Brock’s CareerZone website to register (log in required).

The Grad Send-off Series will help prepare students for job searching in today’s market, with experts sharing advice on how to build a resumé that gets attention and how to master a job interview, says Pauline Dawson, Brock’s Manager of Career Education, CCEE.

“Grad Send-off sessions will help students understand how skills developed from university experiences connect with what employers are looking for,” she says. “Employers know what their staffing needs are, and with Brock’s diverse talent pool, students are well positioned to meet those needs. CareerZone staff are ready to help students build their confidence and learn how to showcase their talents.”

The series is also intended to inform graduates of the supports available to them as they transition from students into Brock alumni, says Christine Richard, Student and Alumni Engagement Officer, Alumni Relations.

“There are so many social, professional and financial benefits to being a Brock graduate,” she says. “We want to ensure our alumni tap into all these perks and take advantage of each opportunity.”

The next Grad Send-Off workshop takes place Wednesday, Jan. 26 and focuses on having a growth mindset for transitions after graduation.

For more information, or to register, log in to Brock’s CareerZone website.

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