The Telfer Career Centre was created in 2003. It is dedicated to providing career development support to students and alumni at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The career development programs are tailored to each group as well as the additional services offered to enhance their personal and professional growth.
On Tuesday, March 19, 2013, the Telfer Career Centre celebrated its 10th year anniversary with 196 employers, alumni, faculty and staff and current students of the Telfer School of Management that participated in several programs of the Career Centre.
During this event, Dean Julien highlighted the hard work and enthusiasm of a dedicated Career Centre team, including the founder of the Career Centre, Peter Koppel, who retired two years ago.
The Career Centre Commitment Award were also presented to six alumni who have made a meaningful contribution over the last 10 years by participating in a combination of activities such as the Career Centre Advisory Board, Telfer conventions, mock interviews, résumé critiques, workshops, as well as mentoring students and contributing to the development of unique initiatives like the Capital Markets Mentorship program
The Career Centre Commitment Award recipients were:
- Sébastien Dignard, Xerox Canada
- Tuan Nguyen, Health Genie Group
- Greg Tarasco, Blue Print Energy
- Angela Vanikiotis, Pêches et Océans Canada/ Fisheries and Oceans Canada
- Gene Villeneuve, IBM
- François Villeneuve, Exportation et développement Canada/Export Development Canada
A special thank you was given to all employers that actively participate every year in various activities as part of the Career Development Program such as information sessions, workshops, career conventions, mentoring, and other recruiting activities.
The twenty-five dynamic and motivated students that volunteer at the Career Centre, the students who have successfully completed the Career Development Program, the Connexions Program, the Internship Program and Capital Market Mentor Program were also highlighted.
The presentations ended by blowing the candles of a three-tier Anniversary cake and presenting Sylvie Séguin-Jak, the Director of the Student Services Centre/Career Centre with a bouquet of flowers and a commemorative frame.
The rest of the evening was reserved for networking among guests.