Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 29, No.5

November 4, 2004


Alumni, students talk career prospects


Many students wonder what their job prospects are after graduation. Will they be able to transfer the knowledge they received in the classroom to their workplace?

Concordia's Counselling and Development Career Services and the Alumni Association are bringing alumni and current students together to exchange ideas and information about possible career paths in three disciplines.

Psychology graduates and guests met at a panel discussion on careers in psychology on Nov. 1.

Among the panelists were two professors from Concordia's Psychology Department, a guidance counsellor, a consultant, and a psychologist/practitioner.

The next day, another panel discussed jobs in information technology and communications. The panel included an energy-analysis manager, computer validation specialist, software designer and a vice-president of business development.

Aspiring writers and journalists should look in on the third panel on Nov. 17 titled Careers for Writers.

The participants will be Tracey McKee, senior anchor for This Morning Live on Global, Stephanie Whittaker, a freelance journalist often published in The Gazette, children's book author and Concordia employee Elaine Arsenault, Donna Varrica, PR co-ordinator at Dawson College, and author Terrance F. Rigelhof, a teacher at Dawson.

The panel will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Faculty Club Lounge, Room H-763, and is open to all students.

To register, contact or call 848-2424, ext. 4397. The registration deadline is Monday, Nov. 15.