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Careers and Coffee
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Wave, UCC

Careers and Coffee

Current students are invited to stop by The Wave, grab a coffee and engage in some casual career conversation 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.

Want to attend but unsure what to ask our guest networkers? Make the most of the event experience by reviewing this quick module prepared specifically for Careers and Coffee event attendees. Once logged into OWL, click the "Join this network now" button.

Please register for the event using your @uwo.ca email address.

Guest alumni for January 13, 2016:

carole metronCarole Metron, BA'92, Retail Marketing Coordinator, Columbia Canada LP
Carole's LinkedIn

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 B2B partnerships.  Carole graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1992 and then acquired her Public Relations Post Graduate certificate from Humber College in 1993. 

Her career experience has been in PR and Marketing, Sales and Program management having worked with the Windsor Symphony, Caesars Windsor and the London based, GoodLife Fitness Clubs.  Motherhood was added to her resume in 2003, 2005 and 2007 and then from 2008 to 2012 she ran a successful home-based business. Now with her children in school she feels she has found her calling at Columbia. Outside of work, for the past three years Carole has been involved on the Executive team for Absolute Dance, a non-profit dance studio in Kilworth and also gives of her talents to ONERUN, a local Breast Cancer charity.

robert collinsRobert Collins, BA'77, Director, Workforce Development, London Economic Development Corporation
Robert's LinkedIn

Robert brings significant experience from senior roles in provincial and municipal governments in South Western Ontario to this portfolio. He is active in a number of initiatives designed to address the anticipated labour market shortages and close the gaps between supply and demand-an identified cornerstone of community economic resilience and sustainability. 

Connecting companies to talent and talent to companies are Robert's priorities. Robert has key connections to employment growth opportunities in London

kerby waudKerby Waud, BA'89; MEd'05, Principal, Thames Valley District School Board
Kerby's LinkedIn

Kerby Waud is an elementary school principal with the Thames Valley District School Board. Previously a teacher and learning co-ordinator, Kerby graduated with a Bachelor or Arts from Western University, a Bachelor in Education from Windsor, and then returned to his alma mater here at Western for his Master’s in Education.

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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