Automotive Business (formerly Business Administration - Automotive Marketing)
Georgian College has been one of the backbones of my automotive career. It was the preparation I needed for my future life in the automotive industry. I always understood the education would help me, but what I wasn’t told or didn’t understand, was that it’s the people you meet at school and alumni already in the business that would also be a huge asset.
I have two Georgian memories that stand out. I will never forget my first day of school. I remember I was a little nervous walking in that day, most were I’m sure. It wasn’t long until everyone started talking to one another that I realized I was talking to likeminded people, people with gas in their veins. There was a small group of kids in high school, maybe two or three, that I could talk cars with; at Georgian College there was hundreds and I couldn’t have been happier. My second favourite memory was my first class with the late, great Professor Fred Endley, he was a true Car Guy. For those alumni who were lucky enough to have had him, I’m sure all of us remember his ability to command the class with his presence and wit. He was entertaining and his lessons still stick with me to this day. In the end, my favorite memories had to do with the same thing, being around like minded people whose passion and enthusiasm for the automotive industry was felt as soon as you walked through the doors.
My brother and I have adopted this simple philosophy: always say yes to life. When an opportunity comes along say yes, or at the very least don’t say no right away. It’s very easy to be stuck in your comfort zone. This has led to many meetings with vendors and sales people, as well as beta testing different technologies that will help our business. Life is filled with opportunities; it’s being able to capitalize on them that will set you apart from the competition.
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