Connect 2 Careers is an event run by students for students. An executive committee of students from numerous Georgian College programs orchestrates the entire event from start to finish. Alumni and faculty further support the committee as a method to ensure continuity as the event evolves from year to year.

Jaelen Josiah
Event Co-Chair

Jaelen Josiah is in his second year of the Recreation and Leisure Services program and this is his second year on the C2C Committee. He has had much experience with event management in his position at the Township of Tiny Recreation Department, and with program planning and facilitation in his Senior Youth Leader position at the Boys & Girls Club of North Simcoe and Day Camp Assistant Supervisor in his hometown. Jaelen graduated from his high school in Midland, ON with an honour status, proficiency in the French language, and the Ontario Lieutenant Governor Volunteer Award. Bringing his graphic design, social media, and logistical knowledge and skills to the committee, Jaelen thrives in event development and execution. In the future, Jaelen hopes to work in a rural municipal recreational setting, touching on as many aspects of recreation as possible. This year, on the Connect 2 Careers Executive Committee, he hopes to improve his event management and time management skills. Jaelen is a committed and focused individual that one can depend on.

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Dani Berezowsky
Event Co-Chair

Dani is a second-year student here at Georgian College. Currently enrolled in Tourism, Marketing & Product Development Program, which is in the Travel and Tourism sector. She graduated with honors in high school and achieved the Hospitality Award. After high school she went to Algonquin College and enrolled in Baking and Pastry Arts. After completion of her program she took a job opportunity over seas in England. After working in England for a year she gained great knowledge in travel and tourism, especially working front desk in a hotel. She became very independent and Knew from then she wanted to go into this type of industry. This past summer she had the opportunity to work for Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in the Canadian Rockies, working on the tour team she gained experience and a bigger love for the travel and tourism industry. This is Dani’s second Year in C2C, she has great determination and happy to be apart of the team second year running. She looks forward to her future in Travel and Tourism and is ecstatic to be part of the C2C team once again!

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Tanner Richards
Logistics Executive

Tanner is a second year student at Georgian College, currently studying the BAGM program (Business Administration in Golf Management). After growing up playing golf and creating a love for the game, he decided that he would study golf management since he was passionate for the sport. He has spent two summer at the Cabot Links golf resort on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. The two golf courses are highly regarded, and Tanner gained lots of knowledge of himself as well as the golf course while caddying at the resort. He also spent one season as a turf intern at Cabot Cliffs, where he gained experience in golf course maintenance on one of the best properties the country has to offer. Tanner hopes to one day be a part of the management team at a prestigious golf course. This is his second year on C2C, and he can’t wait to contribute to the team in anyway they need. He is very excited to be part of the C2C team, and is excited to make the event a success for students looking to find Co-op jobs for the upcoming work semester.

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Carter Lyes
Logistics Executive

Carter is a second-year student at Georgian College. Currently enrolled in Business Administration Golf Management Program, he was on the college dean list both semesters last year. Carter came to Georgian College directly after graduating high school to pursue his ambitions in the golf industry. This is Carter’s second year on the Connect 2 Careers Executive Committee and he is very excited and willing to help out in any way needed. Carter is hoping to complete his co-op placement with the Fairmont Banff Springs. He looks forward to work in the golf industry and is ecstatic to be apart of C2C.

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Armita (Fateme) Ebrahimian
Sponsorship Executive

Armita Ebrahimian is currently in the Event Management program to receive her Ontario graduate certificate. Last year she graduated from HR management at Georgian College. Years previous, she graduated from Islamic Azad University ( back home in Iran) with a Bachelor of psychology and achieved the overall academic average of her graduating class. After that, she has worked as a psychology Expert with some CEOs. This is Armita’s first year on the Connect 2 Careers Executive Committee. She hopes to find her way in her current field of study and work on events internationally. She is curious about different cultures and learning different languages which will help her to connect to people easily.

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Alysa Kenn
Marketing Executive

Alysa Kenn is currently completing her second year, and last semester of the Tourism, Marketing and Product Development program at Georgian College. She has been interested in working in the Hospitality and Tourism industry since she became an employee of Swiss Chalet over 5 years ago and enjoys interacting with people every day. Having been being brought up with the belief that you need to experience your own country before you travel anywhere else, Alysa has travelled across Canada from sea to sea and loves every part of Canada she has visited. Her passion for travel grew in Grade 11 when she toured Europe with her high school. She loved the culture shock she experienced while abroad so much that she has aspired to have a career in the Travel and Tourism industry ever since. She wants to gain more knowledge and skills in this industry and plans to one-day work in the Eco or Adventure Tourism sector. This is her second year on the Connect 2 Career committee, and her second year as the Marketing Executive. Her position covers aspects such as advertising, social media, and promotional design. This past summer she had the opportunity to work for the Pursuit Banff Jasper Collection in western Alberta as a Guest Services Agent at the Columbia Icefields. She gained a lot more knowledge about the industry,  and hopes that it will help her further her career in the field. She is looking forward to being apart of the C2C committee once again, and making this years event and even bigger and better success! 

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Xinyue (Iris) Wang
Logistics Executive

Xinyue (Iris) Wang is a second-year international student originally from China and currently enrolled in the Tourism Marketing and Product Develop program at Georgian College. Iris has been in Canada since February 2016, she graduated with honours from Barrie North Collegiate and was educated in both China and Canada. Inside the college, Iris is always active volunteering and organizing various events. Being the role of ambassador of marketing in Georgian College Student Association and a peer mentor, she loves the Georgian experience and thrives to deliver all the great opportunities to other students. Iris did her co-op in summer 2018 in Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Working in that huge Canadian tourism destination trained her to gain more knowledge related to tourism and made her ensure her passion lies in this. With experiences working with people from different backgrounds, she loves the challenges and would love to embrace the next opportunity.

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Samantha Rockett
Alumni Advisor
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Marilyn Nigro
Faculty Advisor
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