If I could be in school forever, I probably would. I love to continually learn and to gain new knowledge and skills. I had already completed a master’s degree and had been working in the private sector for seven years when I made the decision to go back to school full time. Up to that point, all the jobs that I had worked entailed some form of research and writing. So when I discovered that corporate communications could be an actual career path, it really excited me. I decided to enrol at Seneca in the Corporate Communications program to formalize the skills I was already using in my work, and to explore this as a career path.
At first, I was apprehensive about going back to school. Everyone was so much younger than I was. The learning environment was so different now. It all seemed so intimidating. But my fears were unfounded, because at Seneca everyone is so supportive and they’re there to help you succeed. It was a very collaborative environment where you really learned to work with others, which is so important in the work world.
"Seneca provides the most supportive environment for students to thrive in. The professors are very connected in the industry. And they bring the learning down to a practical level, so the day you graduate, you can go to that job interview and have the skills to do the job."
I chose Seneca because of the intensive learning it offered and the opportunities for co-op placement. As part of the program, I did my placement within the Ontario Public Service. This experience led to my current full-time position as a communications project manager with a provincial ministry. I’m excited to be doing what I’m doing, and to continue learning in my role. I hope to one day move up to a senior management position, and I know that the skills I learned at Seneca have really prepared me for this goal.
"Having started this new career path, it makes me appreciate what I learned at Seneca. I feel the program really prepares anyone leaving the program for a career wherever they go."