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welcome message from your 2017 Co-Chairs

Challenging all members of the class of 2017!

We're the co-chairs of the 2017 Graduating Class Challenge and we're inviting you to help us build this fantastic new tradition for the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). We're even offering a great incentive for your participation – a chance to win $1,000!

The university wants to celebrate your accomplishments and help you get started on the path to a new career.  The 2017 Graduating Class Challenge is a series of events held Monday, January 23 through Friday, January 27 to celebrate graduating students and to provide you with tips and tools to help you launch your new career and learn about the opportunities, services and benefits available to alumni.

Enter a draw for a chance to win $1,000

So here's the challenge part: We want everyone in the class of 2017 to complete a brief opinion survey. Your feedback will help to keep graduates connected to one another and to the university, as well as engaged with the exciting programs and events the Alumni office and the Alumni Association are developing for you.

All you have to do is answer four quick questions about how the university can help you effectively transition into your career – and you'll be entered into a draw to win $1,000 toward tuition or a student loan!

The faculty with the most completed surveys will also win $1,000 to support a student in 2017-2018!

Here's how you can complete the survey:

  • Online, starting Monday, January 16.
  • At one of the promotional tables staffed by faculty representatives Tuesday, January 17 through Thursday, January 19.
  • During events held Monday, January 23 to Friday, January 27.

Order the exclusive Class of 2017 mug now

When you buy this limited edition mug for just $5 to commemorate our graduation year, you're also doing a good deed because sale proceeds go towards supporting the Campus Food Centre.

Quantities are limited so order yours online today and pick it up at one of the events in January or from the Alumni office.

This mug is the only merchandise for sale with your graduating year on it so don’t miss out.

Join your classmates in January for free food and fun career tips

Beginning Monday, January 23, you'll have access to events featuring wing flings, career tips, LinkedIn pointers and professional photos, beavertails, pizza, nachos, and networking with successful alumni. We'll also be taking the official class of 2017 photo.

All events are free! You can learn more about each event from your faculty student representative.

So are you up for the challenge? Complete the survey between Monday, January 23 and Friday, January 27 and get your ticket.  

We look forward to connecting, engaging, succeeding and celebrating with you!

Emma-Marie Blackwood and Asma Mumtaz
Co-chairs, 2017 Graduating Class Challenge

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