Game Changers

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From events in your area to online learning and networking opportunities, Game Changers is a personal and professional development program for Waterloo's GOLD - Grads of the last decade. Learn from fellow alumni as they share stories of where they started, how they succeeded, how they failed, and everything in between through events, webcasts, profiles and more!

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Career Perspectives

Career perspectives are stories where we share a conversation between two Waterloo alumni, sharing their insights into various industries, career paths and stories of their journey from Waterloo student to proud alumnus! 

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Career perspectives: Breaking into tech

In this conversation, Akailah Wilson (BA ’15) and Joanna Woo (BA ’09) discuss their experiences as Human Resources (HR) professionals in the Kitchener-Waterloo technology industry. Read on to get an inside view of talent recruitment in tech and uncover new inspiration for your own career.

Career Perspectives 2

Career perspectives: Become your own boss

In this conversation, Anne-Marie Marais (BES ’95) and Karlena Waugh (BA ’14) discuss their experiences as freelance entrepreneurs. Anne-Marie offers digital marketing services through her business Long Legs Media, and Karlena is the events and community-building expert behind Mini K Creations. Read on to discover how their businesses have grown, how their client lists have changed and the continual challenge of pricing.


Event Series

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Let’s go beyond the nine-to-five.

Join young alumni from your city as they share the experiences that redefined their personal and professional lives.

Lightning talks by local grads of the last decade (GOLDs) will showcase the career paths, passion projects and side hustles that helped them disrupt industries, pursue their passions, develop their skill sets and build their networks.

After the talks, mix and mingle with your fellow GOLDs (including our incredible speakers), meet your local alumni chapter members and enjoy food and drinks with Waterloo’s finest!

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