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As second officer, some of my duties are setting the navigation equipment and making sure all the chartwork for the voyage is in order and available for the captain, chief mate and third officer.
I love that every day is different, including the work environment. Each morning, I wake up to a different view. My crew mates and I share personal space for months, so they are like family members. The work itself is very challenging, but I love being a problem solver.
Georgian prepared me really well for my career. All the equipment training was current, so when I went on co-op, the work was familiar.
I always liked working in the simulators. Sometimes it felt like I was being taught how to play video games, but it offered a realistic feel for what’s out there.
Three days after Georgian, I started working at Algoma. In 2014, I took a leave of absence to get a degree in Marine Management. Because of an articulation agreement between Georgian and Memorial University, I completed my degree in a year. I’m now in a new role, working full-time, and doing a Master’s degree in Maritime Law Enforcement part-time.
My father is also a sailor. He worked on ships for about 30-35 years. I thought I wanted to try my own thing, but at the end of the day, I chose the career I was really interested in. Georgian helped me get the job I wanted.