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Development Studies Career Night a great success!

All photos courtesy Mariah Lee Photography.

Monday, April 23, 2018

This year, the Development Studies Club hosted a Career Night (March 29, 2018) focused on the Non-profit, Empowerment and Charity Sector. This is an annual event and students or anyone interested will be able to attend next year. The Career Night has a dual purpose. The first function focuses on featuring and recruiting local non-profit organizations to talk about their employment opportunities and what they can offer to graduating students. And the other focuses on shedding light on the Development Studies program and to foster student's commitment to the program by inviting previous graduates of the program to talk about their experiences and how the program has worked for them in the real world.

This year's event was successful and the event was sold out. The club hopes to continue this needed event in the years to come. 

We invited 10 local organizations come down. All these organizations work to deliver a higher quality of living for all Calgarians around the city. They all came forward with information on how students and the public can get involved with them and talked about their internship, practicum, volunteer, and work opportunities they have.

  • Alternate Root YYC
  • Between Friends 
  • Brenda Strafford Society
  • Calgary Homeless Foundation
  • Green Calgary
  • Grow CalgaryLougheed House
  • Make-A-Wish Southern Alberta
  • Mennonite Central Committee
  • Soup Sisters

 We had four Development Studies graduates come down on March 29th, 2018 to share their stories and struggles navigating the world with their Development Studies Degree. 

Our attending Alumni: 

Amanda Aust; Amanda currently works on campus as a Learning Coordinator for the Women's Centre.

Brandon Boyd; Brandon works with Doctors Without Borders (MSF). He graduated back in 2015 with Honors BA in International Development and has completed his Master's in Humantarian Aid.

Janice Eisenhauer; Janice holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree (2016) and Honour’s BA in International Development Studies from the University of Calgary. The topic of her 1999 honour's thesis was on the empowerment of women in Afghanistan, and the early beginnings of her life-long work. Janice is volunteer Executive Director and co-founding member of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, a non-religious, non-political, federally registered Canadian charity.

Kevan Coyle; Kevan currently works on campus at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and is in the Leadership program focusing on social and environmental justice. He works to bring in an angle that deliver paradiams around holistic systems change.