Business graduate Madelyn McCurdy recently landed an important role at Thrive Group, a non-profit organization that acts as an umbrella organization for charities with a health care focus shortly after graduating.
Madelyn earned a Business Administration advanced diploma and a Bachelor of Commerce - Human Resources Management degree at Humber. As a Humber student from 2015 to 2020, she also achieved several awards and was on the Dean’s list. "In addition to her academic success, what set Maddy apart was her grit," says Maria Racanelli, Finance/Strategy Professor and Advanced Business Administration Program Coordinator. “She was determined to achieve her goals and asked for help when it was needed."
“The professors at Humber use their personal background knowledge and experience to ensure me and my classmates had an innovative and valuable learning experience. Every day provided me with a different challenge that I was always urged to explore outside of my comfort zone.
After graduating in April 2020, I was quite scared of what my future would look like considering what’s going on right now during this global pandemic. I am very grateful to share I secured a full-time position with Thrive Group.
As a Customer Services Assistant, my role includes scheduling for PSW’s (Personal Support Workers) in the Hamilton/ Burlington community for various government-funded programs, acting as a liaison between management, clients, and employees and operating various Healthcare databases as well as Microsoft applications. There is plenty of room for growth in this organization and everyone who has moved up in the company started out in the same position as me!
My five years at Humber is the reason why I am so successful today. My professors provided a unique learning experience - from projects, lectures, and field trips. The collaborative setting is the reason why I have a competitive advantage in my job today. I am proud to be a Humber Hawk and look forward to expanding my credentials in the future!" - Madelyn McCurdy
From left to right, Maria Racanelli, Madelyn McCurdy and Alvina Cassiani celebrating Madelyn's receival of the John Wallace and Michael Planche Memorial Award.