Two Environment grads are helping launch the first alumni in residence program.
The University is proud to unveil the Get Ready for: Life After Graduation pilot program that will provide more than 180 upper-year students with experience-based resources and skills to help them prepare for whatever life has in store after graduation.
The cornerstone of this program are the Alumni in Residence – Faryal Diwan (BES ’15) and Torrie Santucci (BES’14, MCC’15). Living in newly-renovated Don suites on the North and South Courts of Waterloo’s UW Place, these alumni will draw from their own experiences and those of their alumni network to provide students with mentorship and access to skill-development workshops.
The Get Ready for: Life After Graduation pilot is a joint endeavor between the University’s department of Housing and Residences, Alumni Relations, and the Centre for Career Action. Running September-April, it will offer students the opportunity to attend workshops related to their post-graduation goals, whether they be related to their career, financial aspirations like owning a home, or how to prepare simple and healthy meals.
The program officially got underway with a launch event where students were able to meet one another as well as Faryal and Torrie and enjoy a tasty treat thanks to Four All Ice Cream, founded by alumnus Ajoa Mintah (BASC ’01).
Watch the Alumni Blog for updates from Faryal and Torrie.