The second half of the Fall semester 2012 quickly passed with many events and opportunities. As midterms quickly approached the annual AJAC TestFest was held at Niagara-on-the-lake. This event is a rare (honorarium & all expenses paid) opportunity that is offered exclusively for ABSC students where we receive the opportunity to meet manufacturer representatives and journalist while gaining valuable experience.
Presidents Visit – Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche Canada
John White, Wolfgang Hoffman, and Joe Lawrence (Presidents of VW, Audi, Porsche) held a panel discussion with ABSC students sharing the career and education paths they have followed to get to where they are today. Their product driven enthusiasm and experience played a key role in their careers today. Additionally, students were quizzed at the end of the panel discussion where prizes were given out and included Blue Mountain ski passes and a Volkswagen to drive for two weeks.
Don Durst (Vice President of Subaru Canada) and Suzanne Aquino (Director of Sales Planning and Dealer Development) discussed Subaru’s niche marketplace, retention, their future, and the overall advancements and evolution of the automotive industry. They briefly touch on their career paths and the challenges women are faced with in the automotive industry. The presentation/discussion concluded with an intimate Pizza lunch where ABSC students received the opportunity to network and ask questions one-on-one with the presidents.
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Fall 2012 was yet another eventful semester filled with many opportunities and on campus events. From President visits to a dedicated Student Aftermarket Day, the ABSC ends the term strong with gained knowledge, wisdom, and experience for our students!