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Personal Branding Workshop Series with TANYA RUMBLE Master networker & Social Sciences alumna.

Social Sciences alumna helps students build skills for career success

Some call her a master networker or master mentor. She prefers being called a proud alumna. She wants to give back and help inspire the next generation of leaders by sharing lessons learned in the world of work to help prepare students to stand out in a crowded job market.

Feb 26, 2019

Tanya Rumble completed her BA (Hons) in Political Science at McMaster University and a Masters Certificate at New York University with the World Health Organization. She regularly mentors students and young professionals including as an advisor in the McMaster Alumni Advisor Network.

It’s no wonder she offered to develop and facilitate a three-part workshop series to students who are in the same place she was not too long ago. Tanya has stayed in touch with both McMaster University and the Faculty of Social Sciences since graduating and has regularly offered to connect with and mentor students about the value of their degree and the value of networking.

Some may call her a master networker or master mentor, but she prefers to be called a proud alumna who just wants to give back and help inspire the next generation of leaders.

She has been working with the Office of Experiential Education (EE) to develop the Personal Branding Workshop Series as part of their Social Sciences Career Crawl which begins after Reading Week.

All three sessions are designed to help students build critical skills and confidence as they prepare to enter the job market. Tanya draws on her many years of building relationships, and raising millions of dollars for some of Canada's largest charities, to provide take-away skills and share advice with students.

  • Building Relationships
    Thursday, February 28, 4:30-5:20 p.m.
    Learn how to stand out to potential employers and create career opportunities through building the right relationships.

  • Informational Interviews
    Monday, March 4, 4:30-5:20 p.m.
    Learn the steps to effective informational interviewing and how it can help open doors to future jobs and career options.

  • Making Your Mark
    Tuesday, March 12. 4:30-5:20 p.m.
    Learn how to define, communicate and live your personal brand by knowing who you are, what you stand for.

Registration Details
Students can attend one, two or all three sessions. Workshops are open to any undergraduate students registered in the Faculty of Social Sciences. Registration is on OSCARplus > Events > Social Sciences at


More about Social Sciences Career Crawl
From February 25-March 22, EE is working with the McMaster Social Sciences Society (MSSS) and the various Social Sciences students societies to offer career-related events that feature professors, alumni, workshops, panels and more. Details will be updated as they become available at