1 year - Full time - May though April
In-class, online + practicum
Admission requirements: Undergraduate degree
$8500 + Western ancillary fees, course texts
Not OSAP eligible
Application deadline: January 15
Where are you completing your practicum placement and what is your role within the company?
I am working as a Marketing Executive at Walton International Group Ltd. in Hong Kong. I oversee the writing for copy used in external advertisements and fact sheets. I also take part in all weekly marketing meetings, and help create sales presentations using PowerPoint.
How do you feel the program curriculum and instruction prepared you for your practicum placement?
I feel that the in-class portion of the program prepared me quite well for my practicum experience. It taught me about the many different scenarios I would encounter in the workplace, and although I do not use some of the specific skills in this particular industry, I know they will be useful as my career progresses.
To date, what has been the most valuable part of your practicum learning experience?
It would definitely be the first hand job experience. I feel that I have learned as much in these few short months as I have my entire academic life. The ability to gain real experience in an actual company in the industry is definitely my favourite part of the entire program…also, it does not hurt that I am getting some International experience too!
What are your plans after graduation from the Marketing Diploma program?I will be moving back to Toronto, to continue working in various jobs across the investment marketing industry for a couple years, after which I plan to come back to Hong Kong to get my MBA. Obviously, that is looking pretty far into the future, but as of now, that is the goal.
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