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News Release

March 27, 2006

Graduating Students' Week Set

Recognizing the achievements and successes of University of Guelph’s graduating students and preparing them for life after graduation are the goals of events and activities planned as part of Graduating Students Week April 3 to 7.

“All of the events will help graduating students with their career search or their plan for further studies,” said Jason Moreton, alumni officer for advancement projects in Alumni Affairs and Development. “They’ll have a chance to discover exciting opportunities that they may have never considered, learn what it means to be part of the alumni family and reflect on their time
at Guelph.”

The week kicks-off April 3 with Grad Launch 2006 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in Peter Clark Hall. This first-ever event is designed to connect students to programs, services and benefits available to them after graduation, such as networking opportunities from the award-winning on-line community.

Graduating students will discover how several departments and groups on campus can continue to assist them after graduation, how to remain connected to the University through chapter events, reunions, The Portico, the E–newsletter and much more, said Moreton. All that attend will have a chance to win a trip for two to Montreal, a Memories of Guelph coffee table book and other prizes.

A free career planning workshop will be held April 4 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. In addition, a free job search planning workshop will be held April 6 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. To register for either event, call Ext. 52214, send e-mail to or drop by Career Services, located on the third floor of the University Centre.

The fifth-annual Last Lecture will be held April 6 at 6 p.m. at War Memorial Hall. Speakers include two-time Olympic gold medal winner Cassie Campbell, arts student Talya Postan and College of Arts dean Jacqueline Murray. A free reception for all graduating students will follow.

A strong interest inventory workshop to help graduating students identify their career interests will be held April 7 at 9 a.m. in Room 430 of the UC. In addition, a workshop using the Myers Briggs type indicator, a career planning tool, will be held April 7 at 11 a.m. in Room 430 of the UC. The cost for each workshop is $10 and participants must register and complete an online test by April 4. To register, call Ext. 52214 or drop by Career Services, located on the third floor of the UC.

Ongoing career planning opportunities include an online job fair specific to Western Canada that can be accessed by registering at from March 27 to April 7 and an online community for students and alumni that includes a mentors section with hundreds of alumni profiles offering career advice and information. Register for the online community at

For more information, contact Jason Moreton at (519) 824-4120, Ext. 53718, or send e-mail to

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt, (519) 824-4120, Ext. 53338, or Rebecca Kendall, Ext. 56982.

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