Make your mark on the business world

Let Business and Management Studies at Georgian College help you get the best possible exposure to the industry. With paid co-op training, field placements, industry-experienced faculty and all the supports and services you need, you can hit the ground running once you graduate.

Choose from two or three-year diplomas in a variety of areas, a degree or a selection of graduate certificates in Business Management. Or you may be looking for degree completion options – we have those too!

More reasons to choose Business and Management Studies at Georgian College

  • Georgian College has one of the best track records for co-op placements in Ontario
  • Small class sizes – get to know your classmates and faculty and they can get to know you
  • Get personal attention if you need it in class – our faculty members maintain an open door policy and you’ll find it easy to approach them

Georgian College also offers several Continuing Education courses and certificates in Business and Management Studies. This is a great way for you to further your career, explore a new direction or expand your knowledge base.

New partnership in Ireland provides degree opportunities for Georgian Business and Hospitality grads

Ontario college graduates are now able to study abroad and secure an honours degree in two years, thanks to a new agreement with the Institutes of Technology Ireland (IOTI). In some cases, graduates of three-year programs will be able to obtain honours degrees with one further year of study. Read more...

Portrait of a smiling alumnus Heather Stokes

Heather Stokes

Account Manager, Export Development Canada

Program:

International Business Management

Year:

2008


Georgian College’s International Business Management graduate certificate program is a necessity for any student aiming to improve his or her knowledge of the global arena and to develop practical skills that can be applied to any dynamic work environment. Read more...

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Lillian Tepera

Lillian Tepera is fascinated by human behaviour and motivation – the psychological aspects of marketing. Consumer behaviour, marketing communications and branding are the areas of her profession that she particularly enjoys practising, studying and teaching. Read more...

Derrick Todd

Derrick is the Aviation Management Program Co-ordinator and has been teaching at Georgian since 2007. He started his career as an Avionics Technician with Canadian Airlines, but with time and training became an Aircraft Technical Instructor. Altogether, he has almost 30 years’ experience in the aviation industry. Read more...

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Enda Soostar

Enda Soostar loves human resources. She believes that every person has excellence in them, and it's HR’s job to help bring that out! Her specialties are employment law, human resource studies, conflict resolution, as well as mediation and problem-solving. Read more...

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Wade Hoople

Wade has been an Aviation Management professor at Georgian College since 1998. Wade has 19 years’ experience with Northwest Airlines which is now part of the Delta Airlines empire. He began working with Northwest as a customer service agent and took on increasingly responsible roles including trainer and manager. He was promoted to manager of customer service at Los Angeles International Airport and was responsible for Northwest operations, as well as 15 contract carriers. Read more...

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Dave Sanderson

Dave Sanderson has enjoyed a successful 35-year marketing career. His marketing leadership helped to grow the brands of The Coca-Cola Company, CIBA Vision (contact lenses), TSN-The Sports Network, Motorola and Harlequin Romances. His advertising agency clients included Tim Hortons, IBM Canada, CIBC and Labatt’s. Read more...

Coralee Young

Coralee Young

Coralee has extensive industry experience in the public relations and advertising fields, and has held such positions as journalist and editor. She has a degree in English and has taken many subsequent courses in education and digital media. Her areas of specialty/interest include communications, copywriting and creative advertising courses. Read more...

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Norman Smith

Norm has been a college professor in the Business area at Georgian College since 1984. He has co-ordinated four programs including, recently, the International Business Management graduate certificate. He has extensive teaching experience, having taught in industry, secondary, college and university cultures. He has delivered many workshops and keynote addresses related to economics and policy at business and education conferences. Read more...

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Barb Watts

Barb is an associate dean within Business and Management Studies area and has responsibility for Accounting, Marketing, General Business, Human Resources and Entrepreneurship programs. Additionally, she manages the Canadian Aviation Institute. She is a proud college graduate who strongly believes in lifelong education. Read more...

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Kelly Halliday

Kelly has taught at Georgian since 2003 in both the Canadian Automotive Institute and the Business and Management Studies area. She holds a degree in finance and economics, and an MBA in international business. Kelly has broad experience in college program development. She was responsible for launching the Ontario graduate certificate in International Business Management and for acquiring full program equivalency for its graduates from the Forum for International Trade Training. Read more...

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Shane Ellis

Shane Ellis has worked as general counsel and corporate secretary to various publicly listed and private corporations in the life sciences, aviation, renewable energy, hospitality, manufacturing, construction and financial sectors. He owned a private general law practice and taught part-time at various postsecondary institutions. Read more...

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Gary Boydell

Over the years Gary Boydell has held various positions within Georgian College such as Dean, Co-ordinator, and faculty member. Within the School of Business, Gary has been the Co-ordinator of Entrepreneurship, General Business, and Human Resources Management. Read more...

New partnership in Ireland provides degree opportunities for Georgian Business and Hospitality grads

Ontario college graduates are now able to study abroad and secure an honours degree in two years, thanks to a new agreement with the Institutes of Technology Ireland (IOTI). In some cases, graduates of three-year programs will be able to obtain honours degrees with one further year of study. Read more...

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Toronto Hydro partners with Georgian to hire co-op students

Toronto Hydro provides a diverse range of employment experiences for our students within the areas of Electrical Engineering, Computer Studies, Business, and Human Resource Management; hiring approximately 10 students each Co-op work term. Read more...

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Student research addresses homelessness

As part of their coursework, Research Analyst program (RAP) students partner with non-profits and businesses in the community to carry out high quality, applied research. Angelica Argyropoulos and Vivienne Zhong presented at the Simcoe County Alliance to End Homelessness Spring Forum. Read more...

GAA students love to give back.

Advertising association helps out food bank

The Georgian Advertising Association (GAA) recently held a series of fundraising events in support of local non-profit organizations and charities. GAA President Lindsey Thompson visited the Barrie Food Bank and donated a cheque for $250 to Executive Director Peter Sundborg. Read more...

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Students share perspective on campus safety with industry leaders

Research Analyst students Vincent Cuevas, Samantha Gelinas and Melissa Zazulak presented the results of a research project they conducted on campus safety at the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association’s annual Net Gain conference on Jan. 30. Read more...

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Niravkumar Javiya

Research Analyst

Working for Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) as a Research Analyst Intern has been a wonderful experience so far. OCT offers a great workplace environment and I have learned a lot of things during this internship. Read more...

Research Analyst students lend expertise to township

The Township of Oro-Medonte is conducting a Community Satisfaction Survey to obtain feedback from the public about its programs and services. Georgian College students are providing expertise in survey design, data collection and data analysis as part of their Major Research Project. Read more...

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Lexi Brand

There are lots of reasons why Lexi is glad she enrolled in the Georgian program. Besides being close to home, she appreciates the small classes and the fact that instructors are approachable and have real-world experience. Read more...

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Student research spreads insight on millennial mindset

Georgian Research Analyst students Barbara Ireland, Ramandeep Matharu, Jessica Moore and Gladys Concon received kudos from Smucker’s for a study they completed on the beverage consumption patterns and preferences for millennials (18 to 30-year-olds). Read more...

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Innospire impresses in advertising competition

Georgian College held its 2014 Advertising Advisory Competition on April 10, sponsored by Paul Sadlon Motors. The competition included all students from the graduating class of the Advertising and Marketing Communications program at the Barrie Campus. Read more...

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How to become a company that thinks “outside-in”

The Research Analyst program is excited to welcome guest speaker Tom De Ruyck to the Barrie Campus on Wednesday, April 2 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Room K229A (Alumni Hall). De Ruyck will describe why it is important to be consumer-centric in our rapidly changing world. Read more...

Research Analyst student Andrew McCullough speaks with David MacDonald, Environics Research Group at career information day

Research Analyst students network with industry professionals

Research Analyst students Andrew McCullough and Vivienne Zhong were nearing the end of their scholastic careers and looking for a way to make their unique skill sets more employable. Vivienne has a PhD in philosophy while Andrew holds a master’s degree in history. Read more...

Vicki Noseworthy (left) receives her prize, an iPad2, from Jean Payne (right).

Students flock to Transfer and Degree Fair

More than 350 Georgian and Laurentian students flocked to the Barrie Campus Jan. 31 for the annual University Transfer and Degree Fair. Luckiest visitor of all was Business - Marketing student Vicki Noseworthy who won the door prize at the event, an iPad2. Read more...

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Annie Pettit comes to Georgian

Students from both Research Analyst cohorts were privileged to attend a seminar with special guest speaker Annie Pettit. Annie is the of author of “The Listen Lady,” an educational novel about social media research, and a self-described market research methodologist. Read more...

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Field trip offers students a rare opportunity

Professors Dave Aves and Norm Smith took students on a field trip to Toronto Feb. 15, 2012 to provide them with a contemporary context of what’s happening in both the Canadian and global automotive sectors. Read more...

Students’ skills soar with aviation software

Simtra Aerotech – one of Georgian’s newest industry partners – has provided the cutting-edge software PathPlanner Airside+ to the Aviation Management program. The software is fast becoming an essential tool used by airport planners world-wide. Read more...

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Student partners with Dufferin organizations

Survey to help identify gaps in internet service

Two leading organizations in Dufferin County – the Greater Dufferin Area Chamber of Commerce (GDACC) and Dufferin.Biz – have partnered with the Research Analyst program at Georgian College to launch a survey about high speed internet availability in that area. Read more...

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Julie Snache

Armed with a degree, Julie Snache was feeling restless and unsatisfied with her career. She traded in her full-time job in Waterloo for the opportunity to pursue Georgian’s new graduate certificate in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. Read more...

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Georgian’s Teixeira sets record with win

Georgian’s own Rui Teixeira had a record-breaking performance at the Canadian Touring Car Championship on Aug. 6 in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. With one driver in front of him, the Mississauga native focused in to take the lead, passing the race leader by the third lap. Read more...

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New flight simulator lands at Barrie Campus

A Beechcraft flight simulator will soon be installed at the Barrie Campus for students of Georgian’s Aviation Management program. The simulator will operate using Microsoft’s Flight Simulator 10. Students value the opportunity to gain and practice skills in their Navigation and Navigation Aids course. Read more...

Diving into digital data with comScore

On February 6, 2013 students welcomed Laura Hemeryck, Account Manager at comScore Toronto, into their New Research Technology class. Laura explained the technology and methodology of how comScore measures online behaviour, and then took the students on a “deep dive” into practical case studies. Read more...

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Employers impressed by Engineering Career Fair

Co-op and Career Services held the 4th annual Engineering Career Fair in the Engineering Technology Building at the Barrie Campus on Jan. 30. The co-op engineering team helped welcome 24 industry partners, including more than 60 employer representatives – many Georgian College alumni. Read more...

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It’s electric: Auto students check out new Nissan Leaf

Nissan Canada and PowerStream brought the Nissan LEAF, Nissan’s 100-per-cent, zero emission vehicle, to Georgian’s Barrie Campus for a discussion and demonstration on the evolution of the transportation and utility sectors. Read more...

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Golf industry business owner visits the classroom

Ryan Sommerfeld took time out of his busy schedule to visit with second-year Bachelor of Business (Golf Management) degree students at Georgian College. He spoke about sales concepts and applications for the golf industry. He is the owner of Shinebox Lifestyle Brands, a Canadian distributor for IJP Designs, Legendary Headwear, Club Glove and more. Read more...

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Students organize tax clinic to help their peers

Georgian College accounting students offered free, professional income tax preparation and EFILE services to students at the Barrie Campus. The Georgian Tax Clinic, a partnership between Georgian College and Canada Revenue Agency, had another busy season. Read more...

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RAP Internship and Job Fair

In a whirlwind event similar to ‘speed dating,’ students from the Research Analyst program (RAP) met with prospective employers at the Barrie Campus on Jan. 16, 2013 for the RAP Internship and Job Fair. Read more...

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Isabella (Jinghua) Deng

Research Analyst

My career goal is to be a professional researcher in marketing area. I want to work in either the client side or supplier site. Right now, I am doing an internship in research and insight at MediaCom, which is one of world’s leading media agencies. Read more...

Georgian College Rebranding Project

Georgian College Rebranding Project

The Georgian ReBranding Project required teamwork to help the College decide its future direction in marketing the college. The “Tree Fort” team hit a home run presenting convincing, well researched campaign ideas to College management. Read more...

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Hydro One puts Georgian co-op students to work

Hiring 34 students this past fall 2013 Co-op semester, Hydro One has continued to support and provide employment experiences for our students within the areas of Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Computer Studies, Business, and Human Resources Management. Read more...

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Tree Fort Creative Advertising

Tree Fort Creative Advertising gives Georgian students hands-on experience working with real clients and creating advertising and marketing materials and strategies. Read more...

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Travis Van Sluytman

I decided to expand my entrepreneurial abilities at Georgian because it met and exceeded my checklist for the kind of learning environment I wanted. The experienced instructors, new facilities and opportunities available to students were exactly what I needed. Read more...

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Yuwei Xian

Research Analyst

I worked in a pharmaceutical research company, MD analytics, in Vancouver. As a research associate, I learned a lot. All in all, having an intern experience in Canada would definitely be one of my most precious memories in my life. Read more...

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Students help students with $500 donation

The Georgian Advertising Association (GAA) recently held a bake sale as well as a “Hockey Night at Georgian” pub to raise money to help send the Georgian College team to the 2013 Ontario Colleges’ Marketing Competition (OCMC) in Windsor. Read more...

Rosetta Studio integrated into the Research Analyst Program

Rosetta Studio is being integrated into the New Research Technology course of the Research Analyst program. As students graduate and enter the job market, they are increasingly likely to encounter Rosetta Studio in the workplace. Read more...

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Students gain experience at the Creative Space

There’s nothing like learning from first-hand experience and students in Georgian’s entrepreneurship programs are doing just that. They're meeting and collaborating with established entrepreneurs at the Creative Space in downtown Barrie. As students explain in this video, it’s been a valuable learning experience. Read more...

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Integrated Marketing Communications

Georgian Advertising students beam after their team presented their “pitch” for an integrated marketing communications campaign to the University Partnership Centre Read more...

Georgian student wants to make a difference

Team-building and active lifestyles are important in any child’s life, but especially in a developing country such as Peru. Lyndsey Armstrong, a 22-year-old marketing student at Georgian College in Barrie, wants to make a difference, so she has organized a volleyball tournament. Read more...

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Making college history through technology

Video conferencing was used for the first time in Sep. 2013 to link students and faculty between two Georgian campuses. Introduction to Marketing was delivered in class to students by faculty at the John Di Poce South Georgian Bay Campus and to students at the Muskoka Campus through technology. Read more...

Georgian helps lonely desks find student entrepreneurs

Sometimes all it takes to get an idea off the ground is a few basic resources. That’s why Georgian College is sponsoring two TrepDesks – work spaces for ambitious and entrepreneurial students in the Barrie community who are striving to make burgeoning businesses a reality. Read more...

Portrait of a smiling alumnus Heather Stokes

Heather Stokes

Account Manager, Export Development Canada

Program:

International Business Management

Year:

2008


Georgian College’s International Business Management graduate certificate program is a necessity for any student aiming to improve his or her knowledge of the global arena and to develop practical skills that can be applied to any dynamic work environment. Read more...

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Matthew Campbell

Apple Product Professional, Jump Plus

Program:

Computer Systems Technician - Networking, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

Year:

2013


I started using Macs in 2007 because of their built in accessibility features, and today I get to help other people get as excited about Apple products as I am. I’ve also helped to make my workplace more accessible. Read more...

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Ali Khonsari

Vice-President of Image Dental Laboratory

Program:

Business - Marketing (formerly Business Administration - Marketing


Ali is Vice-President of Image Dental Laboratory, a Barrie-based dental technology lab that provides crowns, bridges and dentures. It employs 40 people. In addition to running a successful business, Ali co-developed the PowerDent Pulse – one of the first power denture brushes on the market. Read more...

Erin McKenney

Research Analyst, Durham Catholic School Board

Program:

Research Analyst

Year:

2006


The applied skills I learned in the Research Analyst program gave me the hands-on experience needed to land my first job. The major research project course and others that required work with clients in the community were opportunities to apply our learning to real-life scenarios. A very hands-on program! Read more...

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Nicole Saulnier

Owner, Georgian Bay Airways

Program:

Advertising

Year:

1995


Shortly after graduating with an advertising diploma from Georgian College, Nicole quickly worked her way up in an advertising agency. Eventually, she decided to follow another passion – aviation. Today, Nicole uses her Georgian education every day to help her niche business soar. Read more...

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Julien F. Carron

Advisor, Screening Delivery (Central), Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

Program:

Aviation Management

Year:

2000


The program at Georgian allowed for me to understand common aviation practices and theories that relate to the industry, but also a practical component that allowed me to apply the classroom knowledge to a pragmatic environment where theories and practices could be turned into realities. Read more...

ADMC Graduate - Amy Fortier

Amy Fortier

Marketing Specialist, BESTECH

Program:

Advertising and Marketing Communications (Formerly Advertising)

Year:

2008


The Advertising program at Georgian College gave me knowledge and experience in all areas in marketing and advertising which made me a very valuable asset to my company. Read more...

Smiling alumna Elizabeth Nowicki

Elizabeth Nowicki

Director, Consumer Insights, Environics Research Group

Program:

Research Analyst

Year:

2006


If you’re interested in research, I think the program at Georgian is the best way to learn the fundamentals and to get a foot in the door at a research company. Honestly, the Research Analyst Program gave me the career I’ve always wanted. I truly don’t think I’d be where I am today without it. Read more...

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Don Komarechka

Photographer

Program:

Advertising and Marketing Communications

Year:

2009


I’m best known for my work with snowflakes. For the last three winters, I published daily snowflake photos on Google Plus. When Google took notice, they put me on a “suggested users” list which took me from 20,000 followers to 1.3 million. Read more...

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Michael Piccinin

Strategic Services Consultant, DealerSocket

Program:

Automotive Business, Automotive Marketing Qualifying Bridge, Bachelor of Business (Automotive Management)

Year:

2012


After high school, I tried studying generic marketing but it wasn’t for me. I dropped out, took a job as a journeyman at a car dealership, and instantly fell in love with the business. A few years later, I made the decision to come to the Automotive Business School of Canada. Read more...

Alumnus Brock Besley

Brock Besley

First Officer, Air Canada

Program:

Aviation Management

Year:

2008


I fly the Boeing 767 for Air Canada Rouge. As the first officer, my primary job is to assist the pilot in command on daily duties from flight planning to daily flight operations. Air Canada is the largest airline in Canada, and I am so lucky to just be able to come to work and do what I love. Read more...

alumna Magda Montagnese

Magda Montagnese

Research Analyst, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

Program:

Research Analyst

Year:

2004


As a Research Analyst for a health unit, I plan sound evaluation of public health programs. My team helps develop surveys, analyze data and write reports. I love that every project is different and that I’m contributing to people’s health at a population level – that’s very rewarding. Read more...

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Matthew Lawrence

Owner/Creative Director & Producer, Canadian Improv Showcase

Program:

Advertising and Marketing Communications

Year:

1996


Matthew Lawrence is shaping a new future for Canadian theatre – where the theatre comes to the audience. His premier touring company specializes in highly interactive improvisation comedy with a Canadian focus and prides itself on being the best high-brow comedy group around. Read more...

ADMC Graduate - Joe Gottfried

Joe Gottfried

Manager, Digital Media Sales, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

Program:

Advertising and Marketing Communications (Formerly Advertising)

Year:

1996


I wasn’t clear on what I wanted to do before entering the Advertising program (creative side or the business side?) . . . Once there, I learned that I wanted to be on the Business side of the business and eventually loved media sales . . . The program gave me the initial skills and direction to start in the advertising/marketing world, along with connections to land my first job at an advertising agency. Read more...

Alumnus Geoffrey Stephens

Geoffrey Stephens

President and Controlling Owner, Capital Paving Inc.

Program:

Business Administration

Year:

1984


Geoffrey Stephens became president and controlling owner of Capital Paving Inc. at age 35 and has grown its revenue from $18 million to $80 million in just over 10 years. In 2010, Capital was named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies. Read more...

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Chris Wood

General Manager, Region of Waterloo International Airport

Program:

Aviation Management (formerly Civil Aviation – Airport Management and Operations)

Year:

1997


The Georgian College Aviation Management program allows a new graduate to get into an entry-level position and continue to learn about this fascinating industry, and make important contacts. The co-op portion of the program allows you to choose the direction you would like to take your career in. Read more...

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Victoria Martin Evans

European Regional Senior Brand Manager, Mattel

Program:

International Business Management

Year:

2010


My internship was at Mattel, and I was able to leverage that experience into a full-time role at their Toronto office. From there, I helped launch Monster High in Canada. I’ve since had the opportunity to work in London, England, and travel all over the world. Today, I’m based in Barcelona. Read more...

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Dale Boyle

Coordinator, Youth Programs, AIDS Committee of Simcoe County

Program:

Business Administration

Year:

2012


Dale is an advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people as well as a positive space and diversity consultant. As a student at Georgian, Dale was president of the Pride@Georgian group, rallying nearly a hundred new participants through social media and events. Read more...

Portrait of smiling alumnus Marisha Holmberg

Marisha Holmberg

Cultural Inventory Co-ordinator, City of Barrie

Program:

Research Analyst


The program was so relevant because we learned methods and software to use on the job. I’ve had several contract jobs since I graduated and I’m currently working for the City of Barrie, analyzing a database that will help to expand arts and culture. Read more...

ADMC Graduate - Justin Vanderberg

Justin Vanderberg

National Account Manager, the Score Television Network

Program:

Advertising and Marketing Communications (Formerly Advertising)

Year:

2005


The Advertising program at Georgian College provided me with a solid foundation and understanding of the advertising/marketing world. In reality, the Advertising program is a tight-knit group of individuals with the most caring and educated faculty of any program I’ve come across. If you want to succeed, the experience, passion and willing to teach is there for you to grasp. My advice? Take it and run! Read more...

Laura Keenan

Laura Keenan

Executive, Charter Sales, Skyservice Business Aviation Inc.

Program:

Aviation Management

Year:

2003


My role in charter sales involves working with clients, many of them corporate executives and industry leaders looking for convenient travel and access to remote airports. It’s a really interesting environment and I love that every day is different. Read more...

Smiling alumna Mandy Foster

Mandy Foster

Receptionist, Georgian Spa

Program:

Business and Business - Marketing

Year:

2000


Georgian College provided me with the fundamental knowledge and skills for success in business and management. I was able to tailor my diploma to my personal interests and career goals. Georgian helped me gain diverse experience and continues to open doors to new opportunities. Read more...

Brent Ackland in his paddleboarding clothes, in front of a several paddleboards

Brent Ackland

Owner, Northern SUP

Program:

Business

Year:

2006


Bored with the world of financial advising, Brent Ackland turned to a different kind of board to launch his second career – a stand up paddleboard (SUP). As owner of Northern SUP, he has no time to be bored now. He just completed his third season offering this popular sport on Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay. Read more...

Portrait of smiling alumna Ellie Hutton

Ellie Hutton

Vice President, Vision Critical

Program:

Research Analyst


After Ellie Hutton completed a Bachelor of Arts, she decided to continue her education and gain practical experience. She enrolled in the Research Analyst program at Georgian College, and that decision paid off. She is now Vice President at Vision Critical, a software and marketing research firm. Read more...

Portrait of smiling alumnus Dasmeet Singh

Dasmeet Singh

Student engagement and retention assistant, Georgian College International Education and Training Centre

Program:

International Business Management


This graduate certificate course has helped make me more employable. International Business Management is a program that trains people to work flexibly in different countries and cultures. There are endless opportunities and the sky’s the limit. Read more...

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Debbie Kilfoyle

Advertising Manager, Mobilicity

Program:

Advertising and Marketing Communications (Formerly Advertising)

Year:

2010


I entered Georgian College with a Masters degree and several years' experience in marketing but I wanted to upgrade my current skills, learn about the newest trends and gain additional knowledge about the advertising industry. Read more...

Portrait of smiling alumnus Rachel Lochhead

Rachel Lochhead

Recruiter, H.R. Services, York Region

Program:

Human Resources Management

Year:

2008


After graduating from university, I wanted to work in Human Resources but did not have the specific skills required and the program at Georgian was the missing link. The program offered the hands-on experience and amazing practical information you need to know on the job. Read more...

Allison Couch

Allison Couch

Aerodrome Conformance Specialist, Ornge

Program:

Aviation Management

Year:

2012


People thinking about enrolling should know it’s not just a program for pilots; it’s a program for every role in aviation. I’d encourage students to get involved and make the most out of your time at college. Read more...

Alumnus Bryan Marshman sits behind a large desk, gesturing with his hands.

Bryan Marshman

Volunteer, Canadian Executive Service Organization

Program:

Business Administration

Year:

1972


When I retired, I decided to volunteer with the Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO). I’ve helped an accounting organization in Ukraine; worked with the State Administration of Tax in China; and just finished an assignment with the Tanzania Federation of Cooperatives. Read more...

Alumnus Mike Barfoot

Michael Barfoot

Manager, Regulatory Affairs – Flight Operations, Air Canada

Program:

Aviation Management

Year:

2005


Georgian gave me the big picture of how the industry works. You learn about so many aspects of aviation and how those pieces fit together. Out of the three year program, one full year – three terms – is devoted to workplace training. Read more...

A student stands in front of a passenger airline with a hawk resting on his gloved hand.

Aaron Putnins

Falcon Environmental Services

Program:

Aviation Management


Aaron, a graduate of Georgian's Aviation Management program, works for Falcon Environmental Services, a wildlife control company based at Toronto's Pearson International Airport. His job is to keep aircraft and wildlife safe from each other, which he does with the aid of a specially trained hawk. Read more...

Lisa Plume

Program:

Human Resources Management


In this video, alumna Lisa Plume talks about why she enrolled in the Human Resources Management program at Georgian and how it helped prepare her for the workplace. Read more...

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Stefanie Mockridge

Institutional research and planning analyst, Georgian College

Program:

Research Analyst


I now work at Georgian as an institutional research and planning analyst. I deal with data surrounding enrolment, student satisfaction, graduation rates, graduate satisfaction, employment rates and employer satisfaction. Read more...

For inquiries please contact Nicole Connelly at (705) 728-1968 x 1277 or or fill out the form below.

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