On November 17, 2010, ten outstanding graduates from Business, Arts & Design were inducted into the inaugural Alumni Wall of Fame. The inductees represent alumni who have excelled in their professional careers, have been actively involved in the community, and have been advisors and mentors to the students.
Bachelor of Business Administration - Financial Services B301Graduated 2007
Explore your options. It’s simple advice, but by following it, Christopher Deir has taken his education to new heights.
It began with a potential problem. As part of Ontario’s double cohort graduates, Christopher faced increased competition for a post-secondary education spot. While on the waiting list for two universities, a friend recommended the new Bachelor of Applied Business program at George Brown College....
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Bachelor of Business Administration - Financial Services B301
Despite being among the first George Brown College grads to hold a degree, Erin Foote found she had no problem being accepted into the Master of Taxation program at the University of Waterloo. A graduate of George Brown’s Bachelor of Applied Business - Financial Services program in the Accounting Stream, Foote was accepted into the prestigious program immediately after graduation.
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George Brown Bachelor of Applied Business - Financial Services Grads Are Going Places
On June 12, 2008 the second cohort of our Bachelor of Applied Business - Financial Services degree students graduated at the college’s annual convocation ceremony. This was another strong group of grads that not only achieved academic excellence in the classroom during their four-year study in the program, but also jump started their careers by securing progressive positions in reputable companies across Canada.
Now, after merely two graduating classes, our degree program already has successful grads in PricewaterhouseCoopers, TD Bank Financial Group, KPMG Canada, Ministry of Public Works (Government of Canada), Miller Bernstein and Partners, and other leading CA firms across Canada.
In addition, other grads were accepted into prestigious Master’s degree programs such as the Accelerated MBA program at University of Windsor and Master of Taxation Program at University of Waterloo. Two of our degree grads passed their CFP (Certified Financial Planners) Exam on their first attempt. This is remarkable considering the nationwide CFP exam success rate is below 50%.
Stay tuned for more successful grad stories on our website!
Marketing Management - Financial Services B406
Nitin Jain came to Toronto from India seeking new challenges, adventures and learning experiences. "After completing my Bachelor of Commerce degree at Delhi University, I decided to come to Canada for postgraduate studies to enhance my academic skills," Jain says. "I came on my own as I don't have any friends or relatives here. I started everything from scratch." Less than two years later, the risks that Jain took are starting to pay off.
With a postgraduate certificate in Marketing Management - Financial Services from George Brown College and a full-time job on Bay Street, Jain, only 23 years old, has accomplished a lot in very little time.
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"The Centre for Financial Services has developed my practical financial skills and my soft skills, such as those used in conducting presentations, along with communication and leadership. The new Bachelor's degree in Applied Business will emphasize that balance even more."
Honours graduate, Business Administration - Accounting
"George Brown College helped me develop the critical thinking skills that I use everyday in my position as a sales agent with Xerox Butterfly Business Products. With guidance from the faculty, I learned to examine my attitudes toward difficulty. I can't change the people, but I can change how I deal with them, which has made a big difference in working effectively with teams."
A former Marketing student and Student Association president,
Kevin King received the 2002 Premier's Award in the "Recent Graduate" category
"Working in Basketball Development for NBA Canada is a dream job for me. In Basketball Development we run a number of national programs, such as 'NBA Hoop it Up 3-on-3' and 'NBA Jam Session.' Basketball has always been an important part of my life, and in my job, I am driven by my knowledge and love of the game. I was hired as an intern by Dan McKenzie, also a George Brown College Sport and Event Marketing graduate, and this led to a full time position. We, in turn, have hired 3 other George Brown students on intern (co-op) placements. There's no question: the Sport and Event Marketing program at George Brown College helped me carve a path into a profession that is like no other."
Jonathan Chang, NBA Canada
Sport and Event Marketing Graduate, 2000
"During my academic career at George Brown College, I was always free to experiment with new ideas. With guidance and support, I was able to excel in an applied-learning environment. The many wonderful professors and staff at George Brown created a true 'application' environment. I walked away from the School of Business confident in my abilities to meld ideas into sound business decisions."
In my role as Strategic Project Manager with the Northern Group, I have launched functionality-rich online catalogues, innovative multi-user game environments, and Northern's first e-Commerce project. My next project will be to lead our one-to-one (or CRM) marketing initiatives."
Business Administration Marketing Graduate, 2001