Alumni Services

Welcome to Confederation College Alumni Services. As of June 2013, there are over 32,000 Confederation College Alumni located across the country and around the world. Join us and stay connected to fellow Alumni, upcoming events, services, opportunities specifically geared towards our graduates and much more!

Alumni Services

Alumni Services provides benefits to our Alumni, organizes special events and assists at Convocation. 

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Behaviour, Engagement and Skill – What Confederation Alumni Bring to the Workplace

George Gasparino photo - HR Director at BombardierGeorge Gasbarrino, Director of Human Resources at Bombardier Transportation, admires the work that Confederation College does for our community, and specifically how it collaborates with his own organization. With a variety of partnership and training endeavours on the go, it makes sense that the Bombardier employee roster includes close to 150 Confederation alumni. From shop floor to office chair, graduates are hired from the Engineering, Welding, Business and International Business programs, in some cases landing a post-college job before they even walk across the Convocation stage.

When asked why Confederation has become such an important part of the Bombardier family, George cited behaviour, engagement and skill as the main qualities he knows our alumni will bring to the workplace.

“Their work ethic is second to none – they put in the extra effort and are very proud of the jobs that they do. They’re committed to the site and the city and you won’t often get that.”

One such alumnus is Maheen Rahman, a 2012 international graduate from the Post-Graduate Certificate program in International Business and Trade. He’s been working for Bombardier since graduation, getting close to his three-year anniversary with the company. In the role of Intermediate Buyer, Maheen credits Confederation with helping him to get the job.

“Bombardier is a huge, multi-national company. There are challenges every day, no day is boring and I am always learning new things. The in-depth practical knowledge I received from my program helped me to prepare for this job by teaching me about international business and laws and how to think critically. It gave me the skills I needed to succeed.”

Maheen is just one of many success stories at Bombardier. George shared that retention is high among Confederation alumni, especially on the shop floor, and that it doesn’t take long for them to move up the ranks.

“They tend to move from entry level positions to the more skilled jobs quite quickly.”

Does your organization employ many Confederation College alumni? Are the alumni you have doing unique and exciting things to help your business succeed and grow? We’d love to know about it. Contact us to share your Confederation story.

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Telephone: (807) 475-6509
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Our Alumni Program is designed to make our graduates always feel connected and welcome at Confederation College, even after their student days are over. Events are one way. Events are in the works and you can read about them in future editions of this new quarterly newsletter.

photo of alumni pinAnother way is by wearing an Alumni Pin. During the past year, we’ve been giving them to alumni at the President’s Breakfast, company coffee break events, and other alumni gatherings. The card attached says it all – we hope you wear this pin with pride and stay connected to Confederation College.

That sums up what “alumni” means to me: the pride and the awareness of belonging to something bigger. The Alumni Pin is a nice reminder of that. If you haven’t gotten yours already, contact me and I’ll update your information and send you out your own personal Alumni Pin.

Confederation College Alumni Services strives to work in partnership with past, present and future students by providing ongoing representation and service to current students and graduates. We continually work to instill a sense of pride among graduates and the community while continuing to grow and develop. Help us stay connected to you. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Facebook or contact us by email. We would love to hear from you!

Don’t forget to ensure your contact information is up-to-date so we can keep you in the loop about all the exciting things happening at Confederation College.

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