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Welcome to FIRST Canada Alumni Corner! An exciting and informative series of virtual coffee chat style info sessions and workshops presented by accomplished FIRST Robotics Canada Alumni. This program is designed to empower current students as well as alumni with the knowledge, skills, and insights they need to succeed in their transition from being team members to being part of the incredible FIRST Robotics Canada Alumni Network and succeed within it.

Topics of these sessions will include

  • Scholarship Application Strategies
  • Telling your FIRST Story
  • Navigating the Transition from High School to University/College
  • Securing Internships and Co-op Opportunities During Your Academic Journey
  • Launching Your Career:
  • Finding Your First Post-Graduation Job
  • Pursuing Graduate and Professional Studies: A Guide to Grad School
  • Entrepreneurship: Building Your Business Venture

Why take part in the FIRST Canada Alumni Corner?

  • Gain insider knowledge from successful alumni who have been through the same journey
  • Connect with the FIRST Robotics Canada Alumni Network
  • Cultivate your unique narrative to stand out in admissions and job applications

Have an idea for another session, something you would like to learn from your fellow alumni or interested in being a special guest – email our Volunteer & Alumni Manager, Jaeleen Koscielski at

In Case you Missed it!

If you couldn’t make it to one of the lectures, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. Simply click the links below, and you can watch past episodes of the Alumni Corner.

November 22, 2023 - Scholarship Application Strategies

Male and Female Alumni who are talking about schaolarhiops

Special Guests:

Mehak Dhaliwal & Jordan Classen

Discussion includes:

  • Where to get started
  • Importance of storytelling
  • Application process
  • Tips & resources
  • FIRST Canada Scholarships
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Namirah Quadir Harvard College '25
Explore the path to Prestigious American Universities!   

Are you a Canadian FIRST student dreaming of studying at a prestigious American university? Curious about what the process looks like for Canadian students? This is for you!

Special Guest: Namirah Quadir

This Week’s Topic: Admissions to American Universities

Date: September 19, 2023 at 7 pm

 Join recent FIRST Alum, accepted into Yale and current Harvard Class of 2025 student Namirah Quadir for topics on:

  • Comprehensive Admissions Insights: Demystify the complex U.S. admissions process.
  • Interviews and Essay Writing: Leveraging your FIRST experience
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships: Discover opportunities to make your American education affordable.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow aspiring students and FIRST Robotics Canada Alumni Network

Sign up below to reserve your spot.

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