University of Calgary

“Gen Y leader” Jenny Blake to give pre-graduation pep talk

Submitted by tdroden on Thu, 2013-03-28 13:13.

March 25, 2013

University of Calgary students will get a pre-graduation pep talk from motivational speaker, career coach and author Jenny Blake when she visits campus March 27.

Blake made her move from career development program manager at Google to help others “wake up, live big! and love the journey” and she hasn’t looked back. Her one-hour talk on Thursday, March 27, from noon to 1:30 p.m. will encourage the Class of 2013 to ditch the rigid career ladder, embrace change and experiment with different jobs to find a more fulfilling career and life.

This event is part of the Graduating This Year program, a yearly program run by the University of Calgary Alumni Association to help students make a successful transition to life after university.

WHAT: Pre-event interviews with Jenny Blake

WHEN: Interviews March 26, 27 and 28 by appointment. Event from noon-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27

WHERE: MacEwan Hall A, University of Calgary.
Media in a marked vehicle are invited to park in any lot on campus free of charge.

WHO: Motivational speaker, career coach and author Jenny Blake