“You can design your own education,” Deniero Bartolini says. His friends mixed and matched their various education programs to chart their own paths to success. “Some did a two-year diploma then finished their degree in three years. Others started with a three-year diploma then spent two years on their degree.” Deniero Bartolini loves Humber for its adaptive and accommodating routes to education.
Born and raised in Italy, 21 year-old Deniero Bartolini took a break after graduating from high school and then decided he was ready for some more education and started a Business Management diploma program at Humber when he returned to Toronto.
Bartolini appreciates that the program was very condensed, stating, “I got the foundational knowledge to start my International Business degree in year two of that program.” He attributes this head start to Humber's commitment to hands-on-learning, which he considers a main selling point of the College. As an example of the roll-up-your-sleeves approach, Bartolini recounts becoming president of a company he and fellow classmates started-up selling t-shirts to fellow Humber students. Not only did he resell his shares at a profit, but the experience also completely demystified the process. “It demonstrated just what you could do in a semester, " he says.
Now contemplating his future after completing his International Business Degree, Bartolini is happy and relieved that he was able to switch into the program following his diploma, because he had no intention of starting from scratch. He notes that transferability is a really important component in Ontario's education landscape and that Humber always ranks highly on this scale.
For his next move after graduating this year, Bartolini plans on obtaining a certificate in Event Management, and there's no telling where that educational pathway will take him, perhaps even back to Italy.