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Monday, January 27 • 11:40 - 12:30
209: A Career Mentoring Tale: Assumptions, Assessment and Action

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In 2009, Thompson Rivers University created a Career Mentoring Program to bring career development expertise, from mentors' personal experiences, to students through career mentoring activities. This session will outline the evolution of the program, the mistakes and partnerships that influenced the evolution, and how a formal applied research project solidified the learning program organizers assumed was happening.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn innovative and replicable applied research on career mentoring programs;
  • Empowering alumni as co-career educators – the partnership and preparation;
  • Review strategies to increase student's career knowledge, confidence and action

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Arlene Olynyk

Arlene Olynyk

Manager, Alumni Relations, Thompson Rivers University
Arlene Olynyk manages TRU's alumni relations, formerly from student affairs and years in the non-profit sector. Partnerships and engagement drive this shop, leading to this Career Mentoring Program being recognized internationally for Innovative and Creative Partnerships.
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Susan Forseille

Director, PLAR, Thompson Rivers University
Susan Forseille is the Director of Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition at Thompson Rivers University. Susan's career has centred on career development and experiential learning, focusing on prior learning and how students transition from post-secondary education to career.


Monday January 27, 2020 11:40 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 209