For Lucas Koren, starting a business didn’t wait until after graduation. While in the final year of his Bachelor of Commerce degree at Lang, Lucas developed an online clothing platform as part of a capstone management course. Today, his company – Fit Me Right Up (FMRU) – is using this new technology to minimize returns and shipping costs and provide a solution to the retail industry’s massive carbon footprint.
Nicholas Pearce (BComm ’04) has had a unique career path. Hoping to land a job in the hospitality industry, Pearce enrolled in Lang’s Hospitality and Tourism Management major (HAFA at the time). His experiences at UofG and Lang opened his eyes to the world of beverage importing and exporting, which ultimately led to starting his own business, Nicholas Pearce Wines in 2011. A premier wine focused agency serving the LCBO and all of Ontario’s top hotels, restaurants and wine collectors, Pearce has grown his company to become a powerhouse for the discerning wine connoisseur market.
Hannah Ruuth is a third year Public Management student in Lang’s Bachelor of Commerce program. With a longtime interest in child-welfare, education, youth engagement and socioeconomics, Hannah has a passion for politics, government and public relations.
Jason Krueger went into the MA Leadership program at the University of Guelph expecting to gain the knowledge and skills to become a better leader, but did not anticipate how much it would transform his perspective and priorities in both work and life.
In this Q&A, Jason discusses his reasons for choosing the MA Leadership program at the University of Guelph, his student experience and how the program helped him advance his career and community involvement.
Elaine Calvert has always valued a commitment to professional growth and chose the MA Leadership program to enhance her learning and enable her to grow as a leader. Through this experience, she not only gained new leadership skills to help her in the workplace, she also embraced a new perspective on life.
In this Q&A, Elaine discusses her reasons for choosing the MA Leadership program at the University of Guelph, her student experience and how the program helped her reach the next stage in her career.
In only the first year of her Bachelor of Commerce program, Tanya Broschinski successfully competed against over 3,600 students to move on to the finals at the Great Canadian Sales Competition (GCSC). The final round includes 25 finalists and takes place on May 3rd at the Google Headquarters. The top prize is $7,500.
The GCSC is an opportunity for students to develop real world business and sales skills, learn more about established companies and network with potential employers. The competition has over 80 school partners across 10 provinces.
After being away from school for 19 years, Dan Hogan enrolled in the MA Leadership program excited to pursue professional development. Towards the end, he graduated from the program with the confidence he needed in order to take risks and accept a new management position in healthcare. Now managing a team of 250 frontline healthcare professionals, Dan continues to see the importance of teamwork and continues to use the leadership strategies that he learned throughout the program.
Ryan Martin’s first two years at the University of Guelph have been an introduction to university-level economics and finance, as well as university life.
After successfully navigating the competitive academic job market earlier this year, PhD in Economics Candidate Raymond Ren is about to embark on his career as an assistant professor at China's Shandong University.