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Esther Anim looks at some of the posters of alumni on display in the Toldo Health Education Centre.Second-year psychology major Esther Anim looks at some of the posters of alumni on display in the Toldo Health Education Centre.

Alumni poster project springs up for fall semester

A new project titled “Your Degree. Your Direction.” aims to offer students a peek into the work lives of early- and mid-career UWindsor alumni with interesting, fulfilling, and often unconventional careers.

Led by the Office of the Provost, the campaign comprises several poster installations across campus, the largest of which are located in the Leddy Library Brown Gold Café and the atrium of the Toldo Health Education Centre.

The goal is to expose current students to a wide range of career stories, broadening the spectrum of professional futures to which they might aspire, says project lead Jesse Ziter.

“While some subjects are obvious superstars in their fields, all of them spend their days doing interesting work in thought-provoking and often unexpected ways,” he says. “We’re very excited to start relating real career stories that reflect the diversity of possibilities available to our graduates in the modern job market.”

For example, the initial collection of 12 posters includes a narrative director at a major videogame publisher, the president of an innovative materials technology company, and an internationally successful professional magician and corporate entertainer.

Patti Lauzon, director of alumni and donor communication and acting director of the university campaign, says the project is a great opportunity to celebrate alumni success.

“The alumni featured in the new poster project truly demonstrate the excellence of our UWindsor graduates,” she says. “We know our alumni are doing fabulous things around the globe and we excitedly celebrate these successes.”

An additional 30 faces presently populate the campaign website: uwindsor.ca/yourdirection.

“It’s been our distinct pleasure to reconnect with so many excellent young professionals, each of whom exemplifies the value of a University of Windsor education in their own unique and inspiring way,” says Jeff Berryman, associate vice-president, academic. “Our graduates are ambitious, accomplished, and agile — they are pursuing truly meaningful professional lives in Windsor, elsewhere in Canada, and around the world.”

The Your Degree. Your Direction. team encourages anyone who knows a University of Windsor graduate that belongs in this company to get in touch. Connect with academic initiatives officer Beverley Hamilton in the Office of the Provost at beverley@uwindsor.ca to recommend a candidate for a future feature.