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Insider Knowledge: Alumni Return to Campus to Recruit Graduating Business Students

February 10, 2012

Who better to recruit Sheridan graduating students than alumni themselves? Grads who know firsthand the value of a Sheridan education were back on campus for the Business Career Fair on January 31. Numerous alumni were among the reps from over 50 employers spanning a variety of industries, including insurance, banking, retail, advertising and community service.

Leading IT talent recruiting company, TEKsystems boasts five Sheridan alumni among their employees, three of whom were on hand in search of business talent. Former classmates and 2009 Marketing grads, Michael Moul, Matt Fedorowicz and Lisa Henderson were delighted to be back. “Sheridan grads have worked out well for us, said Account Manager, Michael Moul, who is also a 2006 General Arts and Science alumnus. “Through the many group projects such as business simulation exercises, students are allowed to hone their customer service and creative thinking skills. I should know, I’m a grad, myself!”

Fellow grad, Ashley Mattiuzzi (Human Resource Management 2009) was also keen to meet up- and-coming business students. She is the Human Resources Advisor for Central and Western Canada for advertising and marketing firm Newad, which reaches the highest concentration “young and affluent” in Canada. Ashley found her position with Newad through another alumna, Trina Boos, (2002) Advertising grad and networker extraordinaire, who owns recruiting firm Boost Agents Inc.

Although she graduated 27 years before Ashley, Cathy Greco is well aware of the strength of today`s business students. Her son Michael is one of them, and will graduate from the Marketing program this year. A recruiter for the Peel Regional Police, Cathy (Finance 1982) was at the Career Fair spreading the word about professional opportunities within the police force. “We have close to 3,000 positions and 1,000 of those are as non-uniformed officers. There are many openings in communications, human resources and accounting, among other areas,” says Cathy.