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"My dream was to open my own business. I loved finance and helping people. Coming to SLC helped me realize that dreams do come true. Business Professors, like Bill Crowe turned their passion into great learning experiences for their students. They helped 'flick a switch inside me' that helped me learn new skills while honing others that were already part of me. The interaction of students and amazing faculty allowed me to grow, share and expand my thoughts and ideas in a very productive setting. Today I am living out my dream. As founding partner and owner of a boutique planning firm, Secura Financial Group, we specialize in comprehensive financial planning. Now I am living it!! -- owning my own business, involved with finances & helping people in my community. Thank you St. Lawrence College!"

Patrick Murphy – Graduate 1994

 

The third year of the Business Administration - Marketing Program was an important one. The first two years you gather general information about what it means to be a marketer. You're given the opportunity and freedom to experiment and see what marketer you wish to become (i.e. sales, analysis, graphic, generalist ect) while also exploring industries. The third year prepares you for the workforce, I saw it is an opportunity to gather career insights and develop personal growth strategies. Working with clients, developing workplace routines, and learning how to execute are the key elements that have really transferred to my work.

Third year taught me how to self advocate, develop a career strategy, and most importantly how to execute programs.

Emilie McIntosh – Graduate 2016

 

Hear from Charly Foote,  Graduate 2017

 

"The Business Administration - Marketing program at St. Lawrence College prepared me far beyond the fundamentals of providing the skills required to excel in the marketing industry. Not only was I prepared for employment upon graduation, I received exceptional guidance and support to also realize my potential."

Kara Reynolds, Graduate 2016

 

International Graduate

“I would like to start by saying that the support that St. Lawrence College provided me during these 3 years was outstanding. The amount of exposure and networking that was added to the program helped me realize how important is to connect with people.

During school, I had the pleasure to meet many business owners that targeted my talents as a marketer and tech enthusiast. The college gave me the chance to get involved with people that are in the industry that I love and now I am working for one of them, FrontRunner Professional, a tech company located in downtown Kingston. Now I am putting both of my diplomas, Marketing and Game Dev technician to practice. Allowing me to bring value to the company and push my boundaries.”

~Faucy A. Brand, Graduate 2017

 

“As an individual who already had post-secondary experience, returning to St. Lawrence College’s three year Business Administration – Marketing program was the best choice I could have made for my career. The practical skills and knowledge gained in the program combined with passionate professors who truly care about their student’s success resulted in me finding a fantastic career directly out of college. For someone considering taking this program I couldn’t recommend it more.”

Jacob Phillips, Manager Business Intelligence - St. Lawrence College, Graduate 2014

 

“My experience in the 3-year Business – Marketing program at SLC was outstanding. The learning opportunities, from the classroom, to placement, to being a part of the Ontario College Marketing Team, really provided me with wonderful experience and an incredible amount of knowledge. As a graduate, I was hired immediately out of placement (by my placement organization), but later chose to accept a position with Algonquin College. Today, I am the Officer Registrar for Algonquin College Perth Campus, a wife, a mother, a small-business owner, and well on my way to completing my Master of Education through UPEI. I could have never dreamt I would be where I am today, and it all started with SLC and the encouragement of the incredible Faculty in the Marketing Program.”

Samantha Atkinson, Graduate 2005

 

“Being actively engaged in the placement programs at SLC has been a great business decision. Not only does it provide us access to future talent, it also gives us the opportunity to secure project staff and summer staff as needed. An added bonus is that being organized to ensure that we provide value for the placement student has made us more focused and strategic on work flows and projects through the year.  The know that we receive considerable value in working with the leaders of the future at SLC.”

Jacquie Costron, Regional Director, Investors Group – Kingston Rideau St. Lawrence

 

"The purpose of my letter is to communicate to you the profoundly positive impact working with St Lawrence College, and specifically Professor Pam Armstrong, has had on Swift Eyewear and the student community.  The pioneering spirit of numerous members of the SLC team made this partnership a true success in terms of experiential learning and community engagement, as well as, assisting Swift Eyewear in redefining its “raison d’être” - I do not say this lightly. The final reports contained many excellent recommendations with specific steps to implementation."

Joseph Ianni, CEO Swift Eyewear – Project Client

 

“This program allows students to take their book smarts and apply them in social settings. There is positive impact for the community, and because it’s real life, students learn how to solve problems when things go wrong. As I remind them, you don’t see the stars till it is dark. It’s when you’re down and out that you must turn to reinvention, which takes creativity, innovation and collaboration.”

Pam Armstrong, Program Coordinator, Business Administration - Marketing