SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

March 17, 2015 16:00 ET

Jon Cornish to share life lessons with university students

The importance of having a mentor, networking and achieving your goals through co-op and internship programs

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - March 17, 2015) - He's achieved numerous individual and team goals on the football field, now Jon Cornish of the Calgary Stampeders will share his personal experiences with career goals with University of Calgary students. Kick off Your Career Goals through Co-op & Internship is presented by the faculties of Arts and Sciences and Career Services and will feature the two-time Grey Cup champion as special keynote speaker. In addition to hearing about the importance of mentors and networking from Cornish, students will also have the opportunity to hear from their peers about diverse co-op and internship experiences. The event is part of National Co-op Internship Week.

Prior to the event Jon Cornish, and the Associate Deans from Arts and Science will be available to media to discuss the value Co-op and Internship add to an undergraduate degree.

WHAT:  Kick Off Your Career Goals through Co-op & Internship

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 18 2015 - 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: TFDL Gallery Hall, University of Calgary, 410 University Court Northwest

WHO:  Jon Cornish, Keynote Speaker; Michael Ullyot, Faculty of Arts Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning; Cindy Graham, Faculty of Science Associate Dean

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.'

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Contact Information

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    University of Calgary
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