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Careers and Coffee
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Wave, Western University

careers and coffee

Current students are invited to stop by The Wave, grab a coffee and engage in some casual career converstaion with guest alumni networkers. This is the perfect place to ask questions and start making some connections!

There is no cost to attend this complimentary event, and the coffee and treats are on us. Students are requested to register online by Monday, November 10, 2014.

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Guest alumni for November's Careers and Coffee event:

Jonathan Abate BESc'05, Engineering and Maintenance Manager, McCormick Canada
Trisha Beausaert BA'11, Public Relations Manager, Voices.com
Jim Costello BA'85, BEd'86, Director of Education, Lambton Kent District School Board
Carole Metron BA'92, Retail Marketing Coordinator, Columbia Canada LP

Jonathan Abate, is a licensed Professional Engineer and is currently the Engineering and Maintenance Manager at McCormick Canada.  He received a Bachelor of Engineering Science with distinction (Electrical) from Western University in 2005 and started his career working for an engineering firm where he designed and implemented automation solutions for the manufacturing industry.  After two years, he accepted a position with McCormick Canada where he has held several roles of increasing responsibility including Project Engineer, Facilities Manager, and Process Improvement Manager.  He has worked on a variety of projects throughout North American and the United Kingdom including the design and commissioning of a multi-million dollar manufacturing facility and the development and execution of several large cost savings initiatives.  In his current role, he provides leadership to 43 direct and indirect reports and is responsible for the strategic direction of McCormick’s capital and maintenance programs. He has served as Vice-Chair of London’s Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers chapter, a mentor for Professional Engineers of Ontario members, and is a member of several charity committees including Big Brothers and Cystic Fibrosis Canada. He currently resides in London, Ontario with his wife Jade and their highly energetic dog Toby.

Trisha Beausaert is the Public Relations Manager at London’s hottest tech company, Voices.com. This well-connected young professional and proud Western alum has worked at some of the most prestigious organizations in the city, including London Hydro and the London Economic Development Corporation. Trisha is a member of the London Chamber of Commerce’s Marketing committee and donates her time to various Peer2Peer and networking groups. A graduate of Western University, Trisha has an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree, with Honors Specialization in English Language and Literature, and a minor in Psychology. When she is not building relationships, navigating campaigns, or strategizing, Trisha enjoys 18th century literature, fried pickles, and event planning.

Jim Costello is the Director of Education for the Lambton Kent District School Board and a former superintendent of special education and superintendent of Human Resources for the Lambton Kent District School Board. Prior to these roles Jim served in both Vice-Principal and Principal roles.

Carole Metron is a lover of sport and the outdoors and is suitably employed at Columbia Sportswear Canada LP as the Retail Marketing Coordinator for their Employee Store. She is responsible for creating relationships with local businesses, organizations and other influential players in the community to implement business partnerships. Carole graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science degree from the Western University in 1992 and then acquired her Public Relations Post Graduate certificate from Humber College in 1993. Her first few career opportunities gave her experience in both PR and Marketing, working with the Windsor Symphony and then later with Casino Windsor (now known as Caesars Windsor). In 1996 her love of health and fitness took a front seat and she began a long career with the London based GoodLife Fitness Clubs, where she gained experience in many roles including Sales Associate, Group Exercise Regional Manager and Fitness Training Coordinator. Motherhood came in 2003, 2005 and 2007 and for most of this time, Carole focused on a career in the home. Now with her children in school she feels she has found her “niche” at Columbia. Outside of work, Carole is actively involved on the Executive for Absolute Dance, a non-profit dance studio in Kilworth and also gives of her talents to ONERUN, a local Breast Cancer charity.


Careers and Coffee is presented in partnership between Western Alumni and The Student Success Centre

We are sorry, the deadline for registering for this event online has passed. Please email alumnirsvp@uwo.ca or call 1-800-258-6896 and press 2 if you are still interested in attending. Please leave your name, email, phone number, the name of your guest and specify which event you will be attending.

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