Career “Ad”-Vice – Humber College
Postgraduate students learn from alumni, industry experts
Five recent graduates of Humber’s Advertising Media Management postgraduate program returned to the college recently with some frank advice for current students in the program: learn Excel.
No, seriously. Learn Excel, and learn it well. Become an Excel ninja. “I use Excel all the time!” laughs Kelvin Mak, who works at UM Canada as a media planning assistant. “My job involves a lot of charts, data and tracking so yeah … it really helps to know it backwards and forwards.”
Excel aside, the alumni were back at Humber to give current students a grads-eye view of the industry, how they got their jobs and the types of things that they do day-to-day.
For the students, this type of event is just one way the program provides exposure to the advertising industry leading up to graduation. Volunteer opportunities, faculty contacts and an internship are also designed to help postgraduate students find employment.
For more information on Humber’s Advertising Media Management postgraduate program, go to www.humber.ca/program/ advertising-media-management.