I came to Canada in 2001 when I finished high school in China. Then I applied and got accepted to University of Western Ontario. I received a degree in finance. After graduating from Western, I feel I have a very solid foundation of understanding what finance is really about, but I felt like I need the extra push. I thought to myself, I am a people's person, and I definitely want to go more into the financial service industry. My name's Jing Jing Yang. I went to George Brown College in 2006. I took the program of postgraduate certificate of Financial Planning. Before making my final decision about which colleges I want to go to, I talked to my best friend Eric. At that time he was attending George Brown College. George Brown certainly make me feel very welcomed. Coming from a different, uh, background and coming here, uh, every time I visit a student centre, every time I talk to different professors or people at the school, they're always, always make sure that, you know, I feel supported, I feel, uh, welcomed. Right before I graduated, I start sending out resumes and try to network with, uh, people that I know. I received more than ten interviews from different companies and I received three offers, um, plus the offer that I received from Sun Life. When I started with Sun Life in 2007, I started as advisor. In March 2010, I was promoted to be a sales manager in, uh, in the Markham office. My main responsibility right now would be recruit and train new advisors. As a recruiter now, I often go to different colleges and universities and different job fairs trying to look for the new talents for our company. Uh, George Brown always has a very special spot in my heart, and this year I was very honoured to be invited back to meet with our, uh, students, and certainly I was impressed by the quality that they present. Last year we had a success of, uh, hiring a George Brown graduate. This year, we're in the process of hiring three more George Brown graduates. we're really happy to say that we have a good, strong relationship with George Brown College. Um, and over the years that I've been, uh, working and recruiting in selection, we've seen a number of, uh, quality candidates coming from George Brown. We have been really excited to see them come to our company and succeed. Um, and we think a lot of that is a result of the programming, um, that's provided by George Brown. is just gonna prepare you for a job in the bank or a stock brokerage firm - it will just give you so much more.