Alumni Stories

  • Our graduates are doing amazing things in many industries. Check out the alumni success stories below to find out how we helped these grads reach their career goals.

  • Centre for Arts, Design & Information Technology

    Steven Tiao

    Graduate 2012, Graphic Design
    Art Director, Leo Burnett

    “As an art director, I’m responsible for the visual communications of a brand… George Brown played a very important role in how I got my job today – it helped me develop my portfolio so I could showcase my skills and my craft.”

  • Centre for Business

    Jing Jing Yang

    Graduate 2007, Financial Planning
    Sales Manager, Sun Life Financial

    "I started as an advisor with Sun Life in 2007. In March 2010 I was promoted to be a sales manager in the Markham office… As a recruiter I go to different colleges and universities and different job fairs trying to look for new talent for our company. George Brown always has a very special spot in my heart"

  • Centre for Community Services & Early Childhood

    Linnet Reesor

    Graduate 2006, Early Childhood Education program
    Early Childhood Educator, Richmond-Adelaide Child Care Centre

    “Working for a George Brown lab school is great because not only do I affect the lives of the children here, but also other children in the community as early childhood educators come to our centres to absorb information, go to workshops and take that information back to their community centres.”

  • Centre for Construction & Engineering Technologies

    Maria Pavlou

    Graduate 2015
    Architectural Technology Program
    Technologist, Moriyama & Teshima Architects

    “You have to know all the newest software and George Brown taught us all the latest software that’s used in the industry.”

    Richard De Oliveira

    2006 Graduate
    Architectural Technology Program
    Co-Owner, Re: Placement Design Inc.

    “I wanted to have the strongest foundation on the technical side of architecture and George Brown did that for me”

  • Centre for Health Sciences

    Christopher Reis

    Graduate 2013, Denturism
    Owner, Dundas Bathurst Denture Clinic

    “What I love most about George Brown College is that all of the instructors are always there to help you out. They also give you the equipment and materials to provide patients with the best quality of care.”

  • Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts

    Karan Tsoi & Forrest Liu

    Graduates 2014, Culinary Management
    General Manager (Tsoi) & Chef (Liu), Carmen’s Steak House

    “The reason I chose George Brown is because of the connections. They have such a strong connections in downtown Toronto.” – Karan Tsoi

    “I feel like I’m a complete cook right now because of George Brown College.” – Forrest Liu

  • Centre for Preparatory & Liberal Studies

    Stacy Johnson

    Graduate 2008, Assaulted Women’s and Children’s Counsellor/Advocate program
    Community/Family Support Services, Griffin Centre

    “When you love what you do that’s going to supersede everything else, and you’re able to stretch your open hand out to some of these families that may not have a voice."