In this issue: Mastering LinkedIn | Schitt's Creek producer talks Emmys and Seneca | Our Challenge Accepted Campaign | Introduction to Money Management | Career Recharge |
New Skills and Professional Development Courses |
Fall Virtual Open House | Feed to Succeed | Alumni Benefits
November 2020
New alumni resource: Mastering LinkedIn
Join this free step-by-step online course where the LinkedIn Guys will show you how to turn your profiles into recruiter magnets, engaging fellow alumni and connections around the world to help you land your dream job. This opportunity is valued at $130. Limited time offer, expires Jun 2021.
Alumni News and Stories
Schitt’s Creek producer talks Emmys and Seneca

Shortly after this year’s Emmys were recently awarded, Seneca graduate Kosta Orfanidis’s phone lit up. The producer and production manager of the Canadian hit comedy series Schitt’s Creek had just won the biggest award of his life for Outstanding Comedy Series and pretty much everyone he knew wanted to touch base with him.

“I had more than 700 views, texts and emails in just a couple of days,” Mr. Orfanidis recalled. “I have never been this popular. I couldn’t keep up.”

Now Is Your Time: Seneca recruitment campaign in market

Seneca launched the next phase of its Challenge Accepted recruitment campaign this week, calling on prospective students to carve out their futures against the backdrop of a global pandemic.

Narrated by Journalism graduate Patricia Jaggernauth, Emmy Award winner and TV personality of CP24, the campaign video reflects the resilience of Seneca graduates regardless of the challenges they face now and in the future by providing an exclusive look inside their careers and work environments.

The campaign will appear online, across the Greater Toronto Area in outdoor advertising and on TV and radio.

Programs and Beyond
Introduction to money management financial education

Thursday, November 19
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

We know Canadians need knowledge, tools and advice to make confident financial decisions about their money. During this time, financial health is important and top of mind for many of us.

With that in mind, we are extremely delighted to announce that we will be co-hosting a virtual Webchat on the topic of Introduction to Money Management, facilitated by TD Bank. This webchat will help provide additional insights on key money management topics such as budgeting, credit & investing basics. Open to all Seneca students and alumni.
Career Recharge workshops
Delivered online through live, interactive video conferences, this new series of free workshops will help you build professional skills, network virtually, and achieve your career goals.
With upcoming online workshops such as Innovative Leadership, InStage Live, and Balancing your Life, you can recharge your career from anywhere.
Check out our fall schedule to see the full series and to register for upcoming workshops.
New skills and professional development courses
Seneca is proud to offer a selection of new courses aimed at enhancing your skills and professional development.

In partnership with leading organizations 
Franklin Covey, Kotter and Microsoft, these new courses are ideal for those looking to strengthen their knowledge and skillset for today’s workforce. Upcoming courses include:

Saturday, November 21
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Education is more important than ever in these uncertain times. If you are considering a return to study, Seneca’s Open House is a chance to learn more about full- and part-time programs, meet academic experts and support services representatives and take virtual tours. The earlier-than-usual start time is to accommodate the international audience that will be joining from time zones around the world.
Get Involved
Feed to succeed
This fall, all Feed to Succeed donations will support the Seneca Student Federation’s (SSF) virtual food bank program.

While physical food bank locations on campus remain closed due to COVID-19, the much-needed on-campus food support the SSF provides is not available to students. This includes initiatives such as free breakfasts and subsidized hot lunches.

To help fill in this gap, the SSF has launched a virtual food bank program to provide students with a grocery store e-card worth $25.

Since the beginning of the fall semester, over 800 students have received a grocery store gift card. It does not take a big investment to have a big impact.
Here is what one grateful student recipient had to say:

“I feel very lucky the SSF and Seneca alumni are helping us students in these trying times. You may think $25 isn’t a lot, but it’s not the amount that matters. You have always kept students’ wellbeing in mind. Thank you.” - Student, Supply Chain Management

And, thanks to MBNA Canada who will match every gift, dollar-for-dollar, your gift will go further!

This fall, if you are in a position to help, please consider making a gift to Feed to Succeed. Thank you for continuing to support our students during these difficult times.

Alumni Benefits
Reward yourself! With the MBNA Rewards® credit card, you could get the flexibility to earn and redeem points for what you want, when you want.

Use your free Perkopolis membership to enjoy great savings on entertainment, travel, attractions, shopping and more.

Contact us for a member ID.