Engineering Alumni Career Workshop Series
This series was initiated by alumni who strive to give back to Western, and help prepare students to excel in the world of work. The future of work for engineering graduates is full of ambiguity and challenge. Our alumni have experienced those challenges first hand and want to share their experience to help you succeed through prospective challenges.
The workshops will take place virtually on Zoom on the following dates:
Master the Art of Virtual Networking: How to Build Meaningful Connections in the Industry
This workshop will walk you through a step-by-step guide on effective methods of establishing and building connections on LinkedIn. Whether your goal is to learn more about opportunities at a specific company, get a referral for a particular internship or new graduate role of interest, or even find a mentor that works in your area of interest, we will show you some trips and tricks to realize the full potential of Linkedin as a networking tool. Join us prepared with an updated LinkedIn profile as you will be able to put the methods learned to test during this session!
This event is being hosted by the Engineering Career Service office and is intended for upper year engineering students soon to be seeking new grad or co-op employment.
Alumni in the Hotseat – Acing the Interview Workshop
Listen to our Alumni answer interview questions in the hot seat! Learn about foolproof response strategies, and real interview contexts from those who’ve successfully interviewed, and led the interview process as hiring managers.
We are happy to welcome Western Engineering graduate Nour Zourob, BESc 2018, as our special guest speaker for the October 5 workshop.
Nour is a Systems Engineer at Cisco. She graduated from Western University in 2018 with a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering. During her time at Western, Nour completed a 16-month internship at Hydro One as a protection and control engineering intern. In her current role at Cisco, Nour designs technical solutions ranging from Networking, Data Centers, Security, and IoT for customers in different industries such as real estate and financial services. She is currently specializing in Software Defined Networking. Aside from her day-to-day job, she's a board member at Women in Systems Engineering (WiSE) at Cisco, and serves as the director of IT at a non-profit girls in STEM camp - CampEngies.
We are happy to welcome Western Engineering graduate Katherine Down, BESc Chemical Engineering with Professional Internship (2012), as special guest speaker for the November 9 workshop.