With degrees, diplomas and certificates in hand, more than 4100 Humber graduates joined the alumni ranks at the 2012 Spring Convocation.
For Cheryl McGill, a graduating student from the Police Foundations program at Orangeville Campus, the day was all about celebrating and reflecting on her time at Humber.
“I loved every minute of being a student at Humber,” said McGill. “It’s amazing to finally be done. It feels like these two years have been building up to this one day.”
While McGill is preparing for her future by completing policing certifications, other graduates are already stepping into their new careers.
Maria Bakas, a graduate of the Paralegal Studies degree program landed a job at a North York firm before graduating.
“When they saw Humber on my resume they knew I had the skills required for the position,” said Bakas. “It’s the theoretical and practical approach of the program that really prepared me for my new career.”
Gurpreet Singh’s internship placement turned into a new job at the Fairmont Royal York before he graduated from the Tourism & Hospitality Management – Businesses Applications diploma program.
“The Humber culture is encouraging,” said Singh. “The faculty support, expertise and industry connections played an important part in helping me get a job.”
Humber also awarded eight Honorary Degrees to industry leaders who have had an impact on Humber and the larger Toronto community.
Les Mandelbaum, president of Umbra, was presented his Honorary Degree from the School of Applied Technology. He applauded Humber’s commitment to working with industry.
“Humber provides a relevant education of marketable skills to the business community. That’s one big reason that Humber graduates are finding success in their careers.”
Since the first graduating class, Humber has seen more than 165,000 students become alumni.
View the 2012 convocation ceremonies.