Services Bio 2017-09-05T07:29:19+00:00

The Services portfolio was created to address gaps in the ESS regarding student wellness, mentorship opportunities and academic support. If ever unsure about the objective of the Services portfolio, think about it from the perspective of the engineering student – beyond the realm of the Geer Store and its staplers, what kind of programs and services can we offer to students each and everyday? While the ESS traditionally has run famous events (e.g. Geer Week, Head Shave), operated and provided students with essential products/space (e.g. Geer Store, lockers, through Internal) and hosts many professional development opportunities (e.g. Career Fair, conferences), Services is intended to improve and address different facets of student life.

Upcoming Service Events

Academic Survival: First Years Edition

Do you want to know how a 4.0 GPA student study? Are you amazed by the people who are involved in school a lot but still get a 3.5 GPA or above? This event, designed exclusively for the first year engineering students, is a panel discussion with the upper year engineering students. Feel free to stay after the event for a chance to chat and ask more questions from fellow engineering students. The speakers will be talking about actions that they took that made their first year more or less enjoyable. They will also give tips on studying and time management. This event is to give first year engineering students opportunities to learn from their upper year students experiences and hopefully be more successful! Event begins on TBD

Mentorship Program: Speed Dating Event

The Mentorship program kick starts with an event that gathers the prospective mentors and mentees out for a mixer night. The matching of mentor to mentee will be done in a “speed dating” style. Mentees will be asking questions and getting to know a variety of available mentors and connect with them socially. The matching process will be a ranking system which enhances the mentorship program – where students can actually find someone that is similar to them in thinking and overall life experiences. This event will be the backbone of the Mentorship Program. Event begins on TBD

Mentorship Engineering Alumni Panel

The mentorship portfolio will be hosting events that encompasses more than just personal development, but will be focussing on professional development as well. We will be showing students a variety of paths that those who have graduated took in their golden years. The Alumni Panel will be holding around 5-6 panelists with a variety of different backgrounds and discplines. Event begins on TBD

Mentorship Program: Mentor-Mentee Jam

This event will be introducing the newly matched mentors and mentees based on preference and academic as well as personal background. There will be food and drinks to welcome and celebrate the beginning of a mentorship journey with the students. Event begins on TBD

Services Pancakes and Information in the Atrium

In order to introduce the Services Portfolio and all its new initiatives and events, there will be pancakes served with brochures and agendas given out to students to promote the Health & Wellness, Academic and Mentorship portfolios in the ESS. Event begins on TBD

Health & Wellness Paint Night

Health and Wellness portfolio encompasses not only physical wellness but also the betterment of mental health. Paint nights in the engineering building will bring a wholesome and well-rounded experience to the students studying late nights. So take a break and come by to relieve a little stress or just to have fun and meet new people! Event begins on TBD