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welcome message from your 2018 co-chairs

Congratulations Class of 2018!

We're almost there!  Graduation is quickly approaching, and we hope you are making the most of your final year on campus!  

We're the co-chairs of the 2018 Graduating Class Challenge and we're inviting you to be a part of this fantastic tradition at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.  Join us in making the 2018 Graduating Class Challenge the most memorable one yet!    

The university wants to celebrate your accomplishments and help you get started on the path to a new career.  The 2018 Graduating Class Challenge is a series of events to be held January 22 through January 26, 2018.  All events will celebrate graduating students and will provide you with tips and tools to help you launch your new career and learn about opportunities, services and benefits available to alumni.

Check out the great ways you can get involved with this year's challenge:

  • The Challenge - Enter for a chance to win $1,000

    We want everyone in the class of 2018 to complete a brief opinion survey. All you have to do is answer four quick questions about how the university can help you effectively transition into your career. 

    Your feedback will help keep graduates connected to one another and to the university, and help the Alumni office and Alumni Association develop new programs and events. It also automatically enters you into a draw to win $1,000 toward your tuition or student loan.  This year, two graduating students who submit a questionnaire will be randomly selected!

    What's also exciting is that the faculty with the most completed surveys will also win a $1,000 award to support a student in 2018-2019!

    Here's how you can complete the survey:

    • Online, starting Monday, January 15.
    • At one of the promotional tables staffed by faculty representatives Tuesday, January 16 through Thursday, January 18.
    • During events held Monday, January 22 to Thursday, January 25.
  • Donate and receive the exclusive Class of 2018 mug

    Give back with a donation of $5 and receive the limited-edition mug for our graduating year. Quantities are limited so make your donation online or in person at our promo tables and events while they last. This mug will be the only item available with our graduating year on it, so don’t miss out!  

    You can also make a donation to this year's Class Gift to help support the Student Refugee Program. 

    All funds raised from donations to the mug and Class Gift will help a student refugee offset costs associated with their final two years of study at the university.

  • Attend our fun events

    Beginning Monday, January 22, you'll have access to exciting events featuring networking opportunities with peers and alumni, career tips, personalized LinkedIn photos, and more!  We'll also be taking the official class of 2018 photo, which you will definitely want to be in.

    All events are free, including some great food!  

    Make sure to complete your questionnaire so you can attend the events!  Visit our promo tables beginning January 16 or contact your faculty representative for more information.

So are you up for the challenge? 

We look forward to celebrating with you as we make the most of our graduating year!

Brent Seton Committee Co-Chair
Darsiga T Committee Co-Chair
Brent Seton, Committee Co-Chair
Faculty of Business and IT, Class of 2018
Darsiga Thevakumar, Committee Co-Chair
Faculty of Health Sciences, Class of 2018
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