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    Melly Guan profile

    Melly Guan

    Graduate, 2013

    "George Brown opened the door to the real world for me. Without it, I would not have gained the experience I now have."

    George Brown started Melly Guan on an educational pathway that just keeps going. After completing the College's three-year Business Administration - Accounting program, she then moved on to Ryerson University's Bachelor of Commerce degree, and after she finishes, in Spring 2017, she is contemplating doing a master's degree focused on tax at the University of Waterloo. Or she may also go and find a job in her field. [Read Melly Guan's Story...]

    Rushi Patel

    Rushi Patel

    Graduate, 2013

    "George Brown College provided me with a base that I needed to start my career in the accounting/financial industry."

    Rushi Patel has known since high school that he wanted to be an accountant. Growing up in the town of Nadiad in the state of Gujarat, India, he might not have known that he would carry out that quest via George Brown College's Business Administration – Accounting Advanced diploma program. Or that he would end up as a Senior Investment Accountant with State Street Corporation just two years after graduation. [Read Rushi Patel's story...]

    Graduate Certificate

    Jing Jing Yang​

    Jing Jing Yang

    Graduate, 2007

    "George Brown certainly made me feel very welcome coming from a different background. This program will not just prepare you for a job in a bank or a stock brokerage firm, it'll just give you so much more."

    Hear more about Jing Jing Yang's story in our video.

    Degree 

    Honours Bachelor of Commerce – Financial Services (Previously – Bachelor of Applied Business, Financial Services)

    Gurjinder Singh

    Gurjinder Singh

    Graduate, 2015

    "George Brown helped me realize that education alone is not sufficient to obtain employment in today's job market. Alongside education, a successful candidate requires hands-on skills and experience."

    As Gurjinder Singh talks about his career path, it's clear that he's constantly absorbing new experiences and adjusting his plans to find the best route. And the strategy is working—he loves his job as an analyst in Scotiabank's Commercial Banking Development Program, and was recently selected as one of a handful to participate in the company's nine-month leadership development rotation program. [Read Gurjinder Singh's story...]

    Sharon Bernal

    Sharon Bernal

    Graduate, 2011

    "I chose George Brown because it offered a degree program in the field."

    One of the most valuable skills Sharon Bernal developed while studying at George Brown College's Centre for Business wasn't on any formal curriculum. "I am not a very social person by nature," says Bernal, who graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Business, Financial Services with a major in Accounting in 2011. "Being exposed to students and teachers from different backgrounds every day made me appreciate each person's uniqueness and really made me come out of my shell." That ability to network and socialize with ease on campus not only helped her land a job after graduation, but also made Bernal's first years in Canada much more rewarding. [Read Sharon Bernal's story...]

    Christopher Deir

    Christopher Deir

    Graduate, 2007

    "George Brown balanced our theoretical knowledge with hands–on lessons."

    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. [Read Christopher Deir's story...]