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Grads Give Back

On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, soon-to-be Humber Business Marketing graduates gathered in the Seventh Semester Room at Humber North Campus to hear from program alumni about what awaits them in the world of marketing.

Approximately 80 fourth semester students were in attendance to hear from program alumni at the annual event organized by Marketing Professor Christina Clements. The students settled in for a morning of valuable advice and networking. Five alumni took part in the event and provided the students with insights about their paths from Humber and their current roles, as well as, job finding tips and advice and the skills that are important for new grads.

The speakers included:

  • Jimmy Vannavong - Marketing Manager, Ontario Lotto and Gaming Corporation (OLG) - iGaming Division
  • Jennifer Hackett - Owner and Consultant at Elephant Digital Marketing 
  • Matthew Plouffe - Account Manager at TechWyse Internet Marketing
  • Ashley Palozzi - Account Coordinator at Jam Direct Inc.
  • Julian Pieke - Account Manager at Cineplex Media

 The students were keen to chat with the speakers during coffee breaks and eagerly asked questions of each presenter. Key takeaways from the event for the students included; the importance of networking, setting achievable goals, teamwork, learning from your mistakes, hard work, and creativity.

matthew plouffe speaking to students

Watch the video above for highlights of the event and to hear insights from the graduates.