The Alumni Networking Summit is an opportunity to establish valuable connections between students and alumni. Our goal is to provide students with mentorship and career opportunities by introducing them to our alumni. Mentorship and professional relationships play a large role in the success of young professionals. This year, we are pleased to welcome David Wismer, the Managing Director at BMO Capital Markets as the keynote speaker at the event. The Alumni Networking Summit provides students with the skills to succeed in professional environments. Alumni can help to guide students through their careers by providing mentorship, career opportunities, and helping to establish professional connections. After the event, all 19+ attendees are welcome to attend the social held at the Bier Market. If you have any questions, please contact the Chair of Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is hosted and sponsored Queen’s Young Engineering Alumni and provides an opportunity to broadcast the design teams’ ideas. Design teams pitch their ideas to a panel of alumni to compete for cash prizes that will help turn their designs into a reality. After conferring, the judges determine how to split the alumni-funded money among the teams.
This event gives students and alumni the opportunity to form connections by having a series of short conversations with one another. Students are encouraged to give their elevator pitch, allowing them to gain confidence and practice.
The case competition is a new addition to the Networking Summit this year. Students and alumni are split into small groups and given an open-ended problem to think about. At the end of a brief brainstorming session, each team will give an informal presentation about how their group has decided to solve the problem and how they arrived at their solution. Through this event, students and alumni will gain insight into how the other group approaches open ended problems.
Q: Why should you attend the Alumni Networking Summit?
A: Our goal is to connect students and alumni. We know the importance of building a strong network and we know that our alumni, and their wealth of knowledge, can be a welcoming place to start. Hopefully by bringing students and alumni together, we can promote a cycle of mentorship that continues many years into the future.
Q: What can I get out of the Alumni Networking Summit?
A: By attending, we hope that you will take advantage of the knowledge that alumni can offer. Are you confused about what disciplines you may be interested in? Take a peek into what alumni in those disciplines are doing now! Are you unsure of what you want to do after graduation? Ask alumni about their jobs after they graduated! Alumni have been through the same obstacles that you’re going through right now, so take advantage of their experiences!
Q: What is included in a ticket?
A: A networking workshop, A bus ride to and from Toronto, attendance at the Alumni Networking Summit and access to events such as a case competition and Gael’s Den, lunch and snacks, a 19+ social after the event, and the opportunity to network with industry professionals.
Q: Where can I find an itinerary of the event?
A: An itinerary will be posted in the Facebook event page once it has been finalized. The Facebook event page can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/events/441758339553024/
Q: Do I need to prepare anything for the event?
A: We will be hosting a networking workshop on January 17th, 2018 where you will learn to give an elevator pitch and ask meaningful questions! More details will be released soon!
Q: What should I wear to the event?
A: The event is business casual!
Q: If I have more questions, who should I ask?
A: You can email the delegates coordinator for the Alumni Networking Summit, Emma Prairie, at email@example.com