Making Connections

Kate Raven, Communications Manager
The goal of this event was to help alumni to make connections that will help them to advance their careers, and to renew existing connections with fellow graduates. Over 40 attendees from a broad range of grad years had the opportunity to hear from three incredible panellists who are members of the Greenwood community:
  • Wendy Chong, Principal at Elevate Your Presence
  • Susan Rimmer, Managing Director & Head, Global Corporate & Investment Banking at CIBC Capital Markets
  • Reed Trimble, Vice President, Partnerships at Bad Moon Talent
Wendy, Susan and Reed shared their journeys to their current careers, the characteristics that they feel are key to success in their industries and the advice they have for those just starting in their careers or looking to switch fields. There were important takeaways for everyone, no matter their field; for example, Susan shared that one of the most important traits she looks for in prospective employees is the ability to work well on teams. “You can teach skills,” she said. “You can’t teach fit.”

Following the panel, attendees has an opportunity to chat with fellow attendees to make connections and find out more about each other’s paths post-Greenwood.

The event was hosted at Broken Cage Gallery, an art gallery and event space owned by Eric McKinnon ‘06. The gallery is currently hosting “The Power of Colour”, an exhibition by visual artist Troy Smith.

Thank you to everyone who joined us!
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