This coming May, high school students will have the opportunity to experience university life as part of the Students Engaging, Educating and Developing other Students (SEEDS) Conference at the University of Guelph. The two-day event, which is being organized by 18 Bachelor of Commerce students as part of their senior-level business course in leadership and communication, is expected to draw business-minded high school student delegates from across southwestern Ontario to engage in fun and interactive learning.
Every year, thousands of students graduate from universities and colleges across Canada looking to snatch entry level positions in specific industries or at certain companies; but, entering the job market is not a simple process and students need a network, strong online presence and knowledge of how to search for job opportunities to be successful.
Executives from the accounting firm KPMG will be on campus on April 4 to network, recruit and share their career experiences with students studying accounting in the Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) program. Throughout the day, KPMG executives will join leadership and organizational management, and accounting classes to help expose students to careers at the firm. Select students from the accounting, and management economics and finance majors will join executives for lunch and explore IT and corporate finance careers at the professional service firm.
It has been nearly 30 years since noted scholar Ramazan Gençay graduated from the University of Guelph with his MA in Economics. Over the course of his career, he has gone on to build an impressive repertoire of scientific publications and become a professor of economics at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. On March 22, he returned to U of G to discuss his research among faculty and students.
Like millions of Canadian children, Jesse Kirshenbaum played hockey as a kid. But then he turned his love for the sport into a multimilliondollar sportswear company called Bardown. Named after a hockey puck that hits the crossbar of a net to score a goal, Bardown now sells merchandise in more than 300 stores across North America and Europe, including U of G’s Bookstore and Athletics department.
A group of University of Guelph business students will spend this week living outdoors without regular access to shelter, shower, food, technology and other amenities as part of the annual 5 Days for the Homeless campaign. This national movement sees university students from across Canada raise awareness of homelessness and funds for youth at risk. This year, University of Guelph business students hope to raise $10,000 for Wyndham House.
University of Guelph business students brought home multiple awards from conferences once again this past weekend, further adding to the list of honours they have received since the start of 2017. Students attended the Ted Rogers Management Conference (TRMC) at Ryerson University and the CABS Roundtable hosted by the Canadian Association of Business Students. They were recognized for leadership, spirit and case competition performance.
Hotelier icon and 2016 Pinnacle Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Michael Beckley, has been named the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management’s Executive-in-Residence for 2017. From March 14th to 16th, Beckley will be visiting the University of Guelph to share his experiences and offer advice to Hospitality and Tourism Management students. Beckley is currently serving as Director, CBRE Hotels, and was formerly the Senior Vice President, Lodging Development for Marriott Hotels of Canada.
Four student teams from the University of Guelph’s School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management recently competed at the Hospitality and Tourism Case Competition (HTCC) at Ryerson University winning first and second place in their respective categories.
A team of four University of Guelph real estate and housing students (BComm) took home multiple top place finishes, including first place overall and $5,000, at this year’s Ryerson “Expand your Empire” Case Competition in Toronto on Saturday March 4.