Why you should go to your grad send off

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Calling all third and fourth year Brock students!

As you are nearing the end of your last few years at Brock, you are probably wondering, what are you going to do next with your degree?  What does it actually mean to be Brock alumni? And how you can stay connected to the University after graduation? Register for the 2018 Grad Send-off and have your worries put to rest. You will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with employers, have your resume reviewed by an expert, update your LinkedIn headshot and learn about all the perks of being Brock alumni.

Here are the top five reasons you should go to your grad send off.

  1. Career Aspirations

The Grad Send-off hosts a career fair where you can connect with fellow alumni, employers and network with people in your field! You will also have an opportunity to get your LinkedIn profile pictures taken as well as your resume and cover letter reviewed. So remember to dress to impress and bring along your updated resume and business cards.

  1. Life Hack: Saving Money

There are so many tips and tricks on how to save money as a Brock graduate. These include cheaper car purchases, dental and health insurance and discounts to local sporting events, attractions and hotels.

  1. Free Food and Prizes

Do I really need to go in depth with this one? Not only is the food going to be delicious, but the first 250 people to arrive at the Grad Send-Off will receive a free selfie stick. There will be tons of other freebies given away including $300 towards a graduation ring and Prozak tickets.  Make sure to arrive early to not miss out!

  1. Brock Perks

Trust me, you didn’t put all that blood, sweat, and tears into working for your degree for nothing! As Brock Alumni, you get tons of perks. You have access to on campus departments like Career Education, discounts at various locations both on and off campus and premium home and car insurance prices. Also, you can get 20% off grad frames from the Campus Store only at the Grad Send-Off. There are so many perks and you can learn about them all at the Grad Send-Off.

  1. It’s Wine O’clock Somewhere

Did you know that Brock University has an Oenology and Viticulture program? Since the establishment of the program, many alumni have gone off to different wineries to bring new and fruitful tastes all over Canada. At the Grad Send-off, some of them will be coming back to hand out free wine samples and mix & mingle with students. Be sure to bring your ID to participate in this this tasty part of the event!


Register for the Grad Send-Off today! The event takes place on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Ian Beddis Gymnasium. Sign-up link:

http://brocku.ca/alumni or check your student emails for your invitation.


-Celyn Talaue, Contributor 

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