Students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the public are invited to The Wave in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre on Wednesday, March 13 at 6:30 pm as four outstanding alumni take the stage to discuss their experiences at UPEI and how they have transitioned into successful careers.
Joining the panel will be Shannon MacDonald (BBA'90), managing partner with Deloitte; Spenser MacPherson (BSc'93) owner of SEM Partnerships specializing in safety management; Erin McGrath-Gaudet (BA'03), director of provincial affairs for Prince Edward Island with the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses, and David McMillan (BA'97) owner of Home Instead Senior Care (PEI) and Island Ease Concierge.
“Whenever UPEI alumni are able to connect with UPEI students and share their experiences, it is a win-win situation. Students have the opportunity to learn from the experiences of those that have gone before them, and our alumni are able to give back to UPEI in a meaningful and rewarding way,” said Anthony Gill, manager of Alumni Affairs.
Kate VanGerven, UPEI Student Union president, agrees. “Students at UPEI need to know that they’re not facing their challenges alone. Being a student at UPEI means belonging to a community that includes alumni who know what those challenges are and how to overcome them.”
There are more than 20,000 UPEI alumni spanning fifty countries and eight decades, creating a network of resources that current and future UPEI students can leverage to their advantage. Events like this are just one of the many opportunities for students and alumni to connect.
This is an initiative of the UPEI Student Union and is supported by Student Affairs and the UPEI alumni office. For more information on volunteer opportunities for alumni, please contact Anthony at (902) 566-0761 or firstname.lastname@example.org