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This week, the Goodman School of Business (GSB) will be hosting another session in their Alumni Student Knowledge (ASK) Exchange series. 

This session will take place virtually on Wednesday, Oct. 20 via HopIn, and Goodman students who wish to attend are asked to pre-register on ExperienceBU by Monday, Oct. 18.

Hosted each month by GSB graduates, the events are designed to supplement in-class learning by connecting students with alumni professionals from a variety of different industry backgrounds. Through structured activities, breakout rooms, chats and polls, ASK events provide informal learning and mentorship opportunities, with a focus on soft skill development. 

Many aspects of ASK focus on learnings that can only come from years of industry experience, which can be beneficial for students who’ve not yet entered the workforce.

This month’s session, titled Business Communication – Making a Lasting First Impression will be hosted by Andrews Moses (Goodman MBA ’11), CEO and Co-Founder of Tenantcube Inc. Tenantcube is a cloud-based service that helps property managers automate their business processes and take care of their properties. Moses also consults with local businesses in the Niagara Region to provide Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions.

The session will cover proper business etiquette for first impressions in the workplace and highlight the importance of listening and communication skills in building relationships. Moses will also touch on effective presentation skills and how to keep an audience engaged. Finally, the presentation will cover effective job search strategies and interview skills to set students up for success as they enter recruitment season.

“It’s always really exciting to hear from Goodman graduates because they were in our shoes not too long ago,” said Jasmeen Pabla, fifth-year accounting student. “There is so much you can do with a degree in business, [it is] interesting to learn about everyone’s unique path.”

Students who cannot attend this month’s session are invited to join next month’s session. Titled Business Etiquette and Interpersonal Communication, it is currently set to be held on Nov. 24

The November session will be facilitated by Najlaa Rauf (Goodman MBA ’12), Vice President, People and Culture at Spark Power Corporation. Rauf has many years of experience in human resources and employee engagement, and currently leads the HR function at Spark Power. Her session will focus on effective communication in the workplace among peers and clients. Students will learn how to ask questions, utilize strategies for global collaboration, and properly follow-up in office and networking scenarios. 

Students who have registered via ExperienceBU can expect to receive a link two days prior to each event. With limited spaces available, interested Goodman students are encouraged to register early and secure their spot. Registration for the October session will remain open until Monday, Oct. 18 at 3 p.m.