February 18, 2000 Volume 7, Number 11


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Alumni & Development and USSU offer ‘DISorientation’


If the U of S orients first-year students to campus life and lore when they arrive, shouldn’t it "DIS-orient" students – helping them when they’re about to leave and venture into the world outside?

Certainly it should, thought the organizers of the first-ever "Disorientation – Graduation Festival", a five-day March 6-10 joint offering of the U of S Students’ Union and the Office of Alumni and Development.

A&D "Young Alumni" Co-ordinator Julian Demkiw says the original idea for Disorientation came from USSU, and a thorough round of meeting with and talking to students, student-groups and others in recent months helped a joint A&D/USSU committee fashion the varied program that’ll be offered.

That needs assessment resulted in a program that includes:

  • Monday – "Alumni Day", complete with a host of young alumni panels on topics of interest.

  • Tuesday – "Career Day", covering topics like non-traditional job hunting, job-hunting skills, and starting your own business.

  • Wednesday – "Money Day", with talks on student loan payback, taxes, credit, and budget planning.

  • Thursday – "Job Day" covering issues like office politics, employers’ expectations and shift work.

  • Friday – "Education Day", which talks about issues like grad school, MBA, and public speaking.

Demkiw says "DISorientation has been publicized through USSU, College student societies, and he hopes for 30-40 people went to each seminar.

He says DISorientation finishes the U of S circle of: Experience US, Orientation, the Advantage student leadership conference, and then DISorientation.


Alumni & Development’s "Young Alumni" officer, Julian Demkiw stands outside Kirk Hall.



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