The future-ready workforce series: Understanding Gen Z values in the workplace

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)
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According to the U.S. Bureau of labor statistics, Gen Z will make up 30 per cent of the global workforce by 2030. What does Gen Z value most and how do their values inform how they seek employers and jobs? In this session, find out about the latest research on next-generation talent from the Work-Learn Institute, the only institute in the world dedicated to research on work-integrated learning.

You’ll also hear from Waterloo Alum, Ingrid Kaffka about her experience as a co-op student and as she enters the workforce.


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Anne-Marie Fannon

Anne-Marie Fannon

Director of the Work-Learn Institute, University of Waterloo

Anne-Marie Fannon sets the research and innovation agenda for the WxL team.  Anne-Marie is passionate about leveraging WxL’s research insights to inform the practice and pedagogy of WIL.

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Dave Drewery

Dave Drewery

Associate Director of the Work-Learn Institute, University of Waterloo

Dave's research focuses on the co-creation of value among students and employers and has been supported by national and international agencies.

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Ingrid Kaffka

Ingrid Kaffka

Alumni, University of Waterloo

Ingrid Kaffka graduated from the University of Waterloo's Co-operative Program in 2022 with a bachelor's degree in English and Political Science. During her undergrad, Ingrid had the opportunity to obtain experience in four different fields and is now using the tools she learned to start her career in technical writing.

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