Meet our Grad Recruiter Kyle Clapp! Kyle has been hired by Student Recruitment to speak with prospective students across Ontario about Fleming College.
Kyle is a graduate of Flemingâ€™s Human Resources Management advanced diploma (2016), and Tourism and Travel program (2014). â€śIâ€™m looking forward to being able to apply both my diplomas in this role,â€ť said Kyle. â€śIt allows me to take my tourism background and literally apply it to Ontario, while incorporating the HR side of recruiting. The extra push I needed came from Joanne Tully, the HR program coordinator, who suggested I apply and felt I would fit the role perfectly.â€ť
Encouragement is one of the many reasons why Kyle values the faculty at Fleming and credits them as his favourite thing about the college. â€śEvery single staff member is committed to the student, they are there to help you learn and grow, and – when you donâ€™t fully understand something – they take the extra time required to help you fully comprehend whatever is being taught. It was nice to feel like more than just another number in a seat, so to speak.â€ť
In addition to the incredible faculty, Kyle said, â€śI believe that prospective students should come to Fleming because they are getting city living but with a small town atmosphere.â€ť He credits events in The Steele Centre, Athletics, and the friendly and helpful nature of the staff and students. â€śMany of the people you encounter have the same aspirations as you, which means making friends becomes second nature,â€ť he said.
While studying at Fleming College, Kyle said his favourite spot on Sutherland Campus was the Tipi. â€śIt is a very tranquil spot to just go and be able to think and share knowledge not commonly found in the Academia landscape,â€ť he said. â€śAlthough I wasnâ€™t able to use it as much as I would have liked, it was also a great way to get some insight into the Indigenous culture while being able to sit back and take a moment for myself.â€ť
Kyle credits Fleming with helping him step out of his comfort zone to do class presentations, volunteer at Fleming Open House, and speak in group settings. â€śThe best thing I learned while attending Fleming was the barriers you set for yourself only limit you.â€ť
Kyleâ€™s next stop on the road is Belleville, Ont., where he will visit Bayside Secondary School, Nicholson Catholic College, and St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School on Sept. 26, 2016.