Metro Info Session and Work-Integrated Learning Opportunities Event a Success
Fri, October 04, 2019
On Friday, September 27th, the Faculty of Business Work-Integrated Learning Centre welcomed four industry professionals from Metro.
Humber Partners With GTAA for Future Immersive Learning Opportunities
Thu, October 03, 2019
On September 26th, the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) hosted an Open House for work-integrated learning representatives.
The DBSA Organizes Another Successful TechWeek
Mon, September 30, 2019
A big shout-out to our DBSA team and our presenters for making this Fall’s TechWeek series a huge success!
Canadian Diplomat Speaks to Students about her Posting in Afghanistan
Thu, May 09, 2019
This April, Professor Jasteena Dhillon hosted a Fireside Chat with Eileen Olexiuk.
Ms. Olexiuk was the first Global Affairs Canadian diplomat to be posted to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001. In a dangerous time in the region, she addressed issues with courage and conviction, including speaking out on torture and abuse taking place in Afghan prisons. 4th-year Paralegal Degree Student - Krystina Lau co-organised this event, that was attended by students and faculty from International Development, Liberal Arts and Community Development.
Students Make Health and Safety Recommendations for the Humber Valley Terrace Long Term Care Home
Thu, April 11, 2019
Ensuring good physical and psychological health and safety (PH&S) in the workplace is vitally important for all Canadians.
Through an interdisciplinary approach between the Business School and School of Health Sciences, Dr. Suzy Casimiro and her students were invited to visit, investigate and advance the physical and psychological health and safety (PH&S) at Humber Valley Terrace Long Term Care Home, Etobicoke.
Under the supervision of the Executive Director at Humber Valley Terrace, Marjorie Mossman, students identified the physical hazards and explored possible psychosocial hazards of workers within this healthcare setting. By also adopting sections of the new and – the first of its kind in the world, Canadian Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (CSA-Z1003-13), students explored the many ways that jobs can affect health and safety, from potential exposures to physical hazards, to work-related mental health concerns within healthcare settings.
As a result, students were able to make recommendations on how to improve the policies, procedures and offer health & wellness program options. Overall, recommendations focused on improving the physical and organizational environment to lessen risks of injury and illness; from integrated protection from work-related safety and health hazards to the promotion of injury and illness prevention and the introduction of wellness programs- all to advance both workers’ well-being and the organization.
Humber Participates in WWF’s Designing Change for a Living Planet
Thu, April 11, 2019
On March 16th, 2019, World Wildlife Foundation conducted its first event of the year, "Living Planet@Campus: Designing Change for a Living Planet."
Over 80 students from over 15 colleges and universities around Ontario participated in the event, including students from The Business School.
The Humber team, formed through an application process led by the Office of Sustainability, consisted of four students representing different programs and faculties in Humber: Gayathri Menon, Fashion Management and Promotions GC, Arman Amin and Samantha Canon, Bachelors in Industrial Design, Ayushi Delvadia ,Bachelors of International Business.
The day-long event saw team work at its best as team Humber worked very hard on its idea and presentation. Collaborating with students from different fields helped participants gain an insight into what the issues faced by other industries are and forced students to think outside the box.
Despite the fact that the Humber team did not win first place, the team's idea inspired the Office of Sustainability to install an art piece made out of paper cups to spread awareness on the importance of carrying personal reusable mugs. The outcome was highly rewarding as students learned how an idea can transform and make a difference in the world today.
The Value of Study Abroad from a Student’s Perspective
Mon, April 08, 2019
Meet Sagar Vankwani from the Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting Program.
Sagar had the opportunity to participate in a study abroad program at Hungkuang University in Taichung, Taiwan, which he describes as the best two weeks of his life:
"In summer 2018, I had the opportunity to participate in a study-abroad program at Hungkuang University in Taichung, Taiwan. It was a two-week program, and arguably, they were the best two weeks of my life. No exaggeration.
The program was a complete package in itself. Going there, I didn't have really high expectations, but I soon discovered many of the best things that come in life are unexpected. The Taiwanese students went out of their way to help us. The program itself was very well organized. We had Chinese language classes every morning accompanied by different vocational workshops and field trips to the most exotic places in Taiwan.
Apart from all this, the program taught me something that I wouldn't have learned otherwise. I learned more about myself and my skills and abilities. I also learned some things about me that I was unaware of like my adaptability to ambiguous situations—something I could not learn in the classroom. Through making new friends from a variety of countries, I now understand the value of making lasting connections as a way to expand my personal network. The memories I made will last a lifetime. I even found a home in Taiwan—a loving mother that calls me her son. I am still in touch with her and all my new friends. I've promised them that I'll visit Taiwan again soon.
Out of all the advice that I can give to other students, I would just say: Close your eyes to any excuses. Pack your bags and just go! I would like to thank Humber’s Business School for selecting me to participate in this program. I feel honoured and grateful for the opportunity and the experience I had."
The Placement Centre Hosts HBC Networking Event
Tue, April 02, 2019
The Placement Centre hosted two informational networking events with the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC).
As a diversified global retailer, HBC’s internship programs have been designed to provide students with direct work experience in their fields. In addition, their career training programs are comprehensive and of great interest to new grads.
The event was hosted over two days, March 1st and 4th for third and fourth-year Fashion Management students. Both events were well attended and gave students the chance to connect with HBC representatives and learn about possible career and job opportunities within the company.
BMO On Campus for Recruitment Event
Tue, April 02, 2019
On March 5th, The Placement Centre hosted a BMO On-Campus Recruitment Event.
This was a two-part event featuring an information session conducted by the Regional Vice President and an interview session for successful student applicants. Interviews were granted to students who applied for Customer Service Representative (CSR) and Personal Banking Representative (PBR) positions. BMO selected 27 students for the first round of interviews.
The representatives, who were branch managers and HR representatives, were very impressed with our students. BMO made offers to 11 students, and three students were invited to a second interview. This event was a tremendous success with a strong turnout and many students securing positions.
Students Attend TJX Canada Corporate Office Tour
Fri, March 29, 2019
The Business School students attended the TJX Canada Corporate Office tour on March 1st, 2019.
With an extensive range of career options, TJX Canada stands out as one of the most successful retailers in the world, and have opened up exciting opportunities for college and university co-op, internship and graduate students. Our students had the chance to learn about the company, experience the culture, and explore career paths.
The 60 students in attendance had the opportunity to enjoy a “speed chat” with professionals from various departments. The Placement Centre was delighted to facilitate such an informative and engaging networking occasion for students.
The Business School Hosts a Visiting Scholar and Initiates a Collaborative Research Project
Mon, March 11, 2019
Dr. Nicholas P. Sisto is spending the winter 2019 semester with the School teaching International Finance and Macroeconomics at the Lakeshore Campus.
Dr. Nicholas P. Sisto is a full Professor at the Centro de Investigaciones Socioeconómicas (CISE) of the Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila (Saltillo, Mexico). He is working closely with Dr. Pierre-Pascal Gendron (Professor of Economics and Program Coordinator, B.Comm International Business, B.Comm Healthcare Management) on a research project. The work analyzes the regional economic and social effects of tobacco and alcohol excise taxes in Mexico. The project involves a Master’s thesis in Regional Economics at Dr. Sisto’s home institution with Dr. Gendron acting as co-director of the thesis. The Master’s candidate, Carlos Milanes, holds a B.A. in pure mathematics and is a Cuban national. This internationalization initiative marks the beginning of a long-term, productive collaboration between The Business School and CISE.
Professor Sees the Official Release of his Visiting Scholar Project Output
Mon, March 11, 2019
Dr. Pierre-Pascal Gendron created and edited the content of the Value Added Tax (VAT) module of the Tax Policy Assessment Framework (TPAF).
The Humber Professor of Economics and Program Coordinator, B.Comm International Business, B.Comm Healthcare Management created the module during his six-month appointment as Visiting Scholar in the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF in 2017-18. The IMF and the World Bank have released publicly the first module (VAT) for discussion and comment. TPAF will provide a framework for systematic assessments of all major taxes, aimed to provide a solid analytical basis and practical guidance for the design of tax policy. It is a public good that can be used by providers of technical assistance, country officials, analysts, civil society organizations, the donor community, and academia. The official press release and a link to the interactive tool are available here.
Advancing The Global Region: 131 Annual Board of Trade Dinner
Thu, March 07, 2019
Humber Business students and faculty along with Humber Research and our partner SEW- EURODRIVE Canada connected for the 131 Board of Trade Dinner.
RBC Resume Building Workshop
Wed, February 06, 2019
On January 21, 2019, students from various business programs met two industry professionals from RBC who hosted a Resume Building Workshop.
On January 21, 2019, students from various business programs met two industry professionals from RBC who hosted a Resume Building Workshop. The employers shared information on what RBC looks for in resumes and cover letters including dos and don’ts as well as what kinds of experiences are valued.
The RBC Representatives also discussed possible placement opportunities for students. At the end of the presentation, there was a networking session and students had their resumes reviewed by the representatives for feedback.
Students Hold First-ever Fashion PR Seminar
Fri, December 14, 2018
On November 22, the first Fashion PR Seminar for both Public Relations and Fashion Management and Promotionsstudents was held.
The seminar was a collaboration between Annette Borger-Snel and Rossie Kadiyska, program coordinators of the respective academic programs, who saw the need for a fashion-focused public relations workshop for students seeking knowledge in this part of the industry. Participants in the seminar were provided with information on creative tactics, sourcing and building relationships with influencers, and working with the media. Students were able to apply their newfound knowledge and work in groups to build their own PR strategies for a Canadian brand. The hands-on seminar was a huge success with the students, and feedback from the participants included full agreement to hold the Fashion PR Seminar again, build on it and make it a credit for co-curricular activity.
Practice Makes Perfect – Placement Centre Helps Students Improve Interview Skills
Mon, December 10, 2018
Students had the opportunity to practice and refine their interviewing skills with Placement Advisors from The Business School Placement Centre.
Students reserved their spots in advance and participated in 30 minute simulated interviews. Students received valuable and constructive feedback at the end of the simulation and the interview response technique, STAR, was re-emphasized to each and every student.
We hope to offer this session again in the near future!
CRA Presents at the Placement Centre
Fri, December 07, 2018
On Thursday, November 22, 2018, the CRA paid a visit to over 120 students from various business programs.
The Business School Placement Centre is proud of its strong partnership with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Currently, thirteen Humber College business students are completing their work term this semester with the CRA.
Gladstone Sue, Assistant Director at the CRA, along with several CRA team members presented on available co-op and graduate opportunities. In the next couple of years, CRA is predicting a large number of employees will retire, which will lead to a surge in the number of new personnel added to their teams. The information session discussed opportunities for both students and graduates and gave insight into the work culture of the CRA.
After the session, the CRA partners encouraged questions from the crowd and then participated in a networking session to meet Humber talent. All in all, participants left the room feeling invigorated by the positive benefits that come along with working for the CRA. Students and graduates are encouraged to monitor the CRA website on a regular basis, in order to apply to the exciting opportunities that are bound to come out soon.
We look forward to having CRA back on campus again in the New Year!
RBC comes to Humber north Campus – Information Session Recruitment in the Banking Sector
Fri, December 07, 2018
The Placement Centre held an Information Session highlighting recruitment in the banking sector, featuring Ujaan Das, Fraud Analyst with RBC.
Over 100 students from many programs across The Business School participated in the session.
Students learned about RBC’s recruitment process and many engaged in a Q&A session. These useful tips and insights will help our students throughout the hiring process if they choose to apply to RBC or any other bank in the GTA. It was a refreshing session full of resume/cover letter tips, along with job interview strategy and information regarding the hiring process.
We hope to welcome RBC back again to the North campus due to its high demand.
Students Practice the Art of the Pitch at The Humber Shark Tank Event
Tue, December 04, 2018
The students of the Entrepreneurial Enterprise Graduate Certificate created The Humber Shark Tank Event to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week.
2018 Employer Appreciation Event an Outstanding Success
Wed, November 07, 2018
On Tuesday, October 2, 2018 the Business School Placement Centre hosted their annual Employer Appreciation Event at the Humber Lakeshore Campus.
The event was both a thank you to the dedicated industry partners who have continued to support our students and an opportunity for students of the Business School to promote their programs. Students were given the chance to liaise with business professionals and celebrate the various Humber partnerships.
Over 400 guests attended the event including students, staff, and faculty, industry and community partners. Our student volunteers worked with enthusiasm and perseverance to ensure that the event was a success. Students were able to engage in meaningful conversations with industry partners and many promising connections were made.
The Business School Placement Centre expresses their sincere gratitude and thanks to all attendees whose presence contributed to the event’s success.
Ningbo Students Attend Orientation Program at Humber
Mon, October 01, 2018
Humber welcomed 62 students from Ningbo University for an orientation program before the final year of their Business Administration program.
Having completed two years of business management study at our partner institution in China, students learned what is needed to be a successful post-secondary student in Ontario. The two education systems are different, and it is essential students understand what will be expected of them at Humber. The academic skills they learned during the August Orientation program will enable the students to adapt to a new style of teaching and learning. Using project-based learning, students had the opportunity to research a social problem common to both Canada and China, generate possible interventions and make recommendations in a final presentation and report.
To further improve their collaboration and problem-solving skills, students participated in Workshop Wednesdays. Students learned the importance of working collaboratively as a team to accomplish specific challenges. It has been a successful month full of learning and fun. Students are ready to begin their new academic year at Humber.
The Placement Centre Contributes to International Youth Day
Mon, September 24, 2018
The Blue Jays Care Foundation works with youth and their families in various community and social services organizations.
Every year they organize a day of learning, fun and exploration as part of International Youth Day celebrations. This year’s theme was Career Day and they called upon the Placement Centre to contribute their energy and expertise. Camille Bacaksizlar and Mary Cantisano developed and delivered a 90-minute seminar on Networking. This was a fun, interactive and motivating seminar. The information and activities built upon the participants’ skills, unique style and helped them understand strategies to improve their networking. One of the best feedback comments about this workshop was “Humber killed it!” (We were told this was a good thing). Moreover, the advisors engaged in post-seminar discussions with the participants, which clearly indicated this seminar was meaningful for this group of youth! We look forward to taking part in similar events in the future.
College Voucher for Technology Adoption Projects Off to a Great Start
Sun, September 09, 2018
A team of 26 students (Bachelor of Commerce Business School and School of Media) officially started the CVTA projects through the research office.
Humber Student Wins MPI’s Student of the Year Award
Thu, June 14, 2018
Students, Amanda Bahn and Lindsey Slade, were the only nominees at MPI's Norman Neil Student of the Year award, with Amanda taking home the honour.
MPI is a global organization of meeting and event planners with approximately 2,000 event professional members. MPI held its annual, black tie/formal wear, Royal Gala on March 8th, at Metro Toronto Convention Center with 300 participants from Ontario and Quebec. Every year, the organization recognizes event professionals for their outstanding achievements in the field of meeting and event planning at their Royal Gala Night.
This year, Humber College was the only college (out of 8 colleges and two universities) to be recognized in the Student of the year award category. Our two current students broke the long chain of wins of Ryerson for this award (the award has been in existence for over 20 years).
Students are nominated based on their community/industry/school service, other awards and professional recognition, chapter participation, scholastic merit, placement/co-op experience and references.
The winner, Amanda Banh, received the scholarship on stage and thanked Humber College for the unwavering support in building her as an event professional.
Congratulations to you both, Amanda and Lindsey!
Placement Centre Hosts Leadership in Business Panel
Wed, April 11, 2018
A Leadership in Business Panel and Networking event was hosted by The Placement Centre in collaboration with the Finance Student Association.
Over 80 students, staff and faculty from various Humber College business programs attended the event. The Panel consisted of nine industry professionals including Humber alumni from various Bachelor of Commerce programs.
The successful event began with an introduction of the members of the panel, along with a brief overview of their professional careers. The discussion was facilitated by two Finance Degree student moderators and included topics such as various leadership styles, interview and resume strategies, mentorship, as well as advice on climbing the corporate ladder. The attending students asked industry and job-specific questions touching upon issues such as building relationships, active engagement and professional communication. The responses from the panel members offered valuable advice and information to the eager students.
The conclusion of the event involved breaking out into a networking session, which offered the opportunity for the attending students to make connections. The success of the event is credited to the Industry Panel members, the Finance Student Association, and the Placement Centre.
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