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The Podcast That Captures Student Attention and Helps Build Their Networks - Season 1 of Grads Give Back

In the first of two end-of-season mini-episodes, we take a quick look back at some of the key insights shared by our guests throughout the first season.

When the pandemic forced the ending of most on-campus classes, it also affected the many in-person events that helped to further connect students to their future industries and careers.

One of those affected was Grads Give Back, an annual event put together by digital marketing professor Christina Clements, which brought graduates of the Business Marketing program back to the campus to speak about their journey, careers and the role Humber played along the way. They also shared, with our current students, advice on how to navigate the job search and the world of work. They are the “first connections” in our students’ future professional networks.

With the help of Business Marketing graduate, James Anderson - now a Market Analyst for NielsenIQ - we took the on-campus event into the digital realm and (re)launched it as a podcast. And we’re pleased to report that since the first episode dropped in October 2020, our six episodes have received well-over 500 plays - an exciting example of the reach that a digital project can have when compared to the single, annual event, which inspired it - attended by roughly 100 people -

One of the principal questions we asked each of our guests was: “what were the skills that you learned, during your time in the program, that you still use in your working life to this day?”

And here’s a sample of what Natasha Persad, Director of Partner Marketing at Vena Solutions, Cesar Gomez, Manager of Ontario Business Resources at CFIB, and Serean Bechara, Social Media and Marketing Manager at Larco Hospitality had to say.

Grads Give Back Podcast

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