Cody Harack attributes ‘gainful employment’ to Fleming College

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Cody Harack speaking at the Fleming HR program CKE Prep Night, organized by Joanne Tully

Cody Harack, Business Administration – Human Resources Management (Class of 2014), currently works as a Human Resources Generalist at Holsag Canada. Below is her Fleming College story:

“I attribute my gainful employment completely to Fleming College. Without their co-op placement program I wouldn’t have searched out Holsag Canada as a potential learning opportunity, and through this placement I was hired on during the summer of 2014 and eventually hand-picked to replace my mentor here at Holsag Canada. I believe Fleming College prepared me for this job with the experience of the professors and use of case studies within the classroom. During my time at Fleming College I was able to gain second-hand experience through my professors explaining real world situations and I was exposed to actual documents that are used in the workplace.

Because of my Fleming College diploma, I was also able to fast-track through Trent University  and graduate in December, 2015 (convocation is June, 2016) with my Bachelor of Business Administration – Specialization in Human Resource Management. I made the Dean’s list and would recommend this path to those who wish to earn a degree in the shortest amount of time.

My advice to current students is to be present – don’t just show up to class and be a ‘body in the room’ – participate, ask questions and share experiences. Your Fleming experience is truly what you make of it. Take advantage of the Fleming College HR Program Facebook Page, and connect with your fellow peers– these individuals will not only become key networking contacts in the future, but also some of the best friends you can imagine.

I would highly recommend the Human Resources Management program at Fleming College. The faculty and like-minded students foster a creative and positive learning environment. I had previously attended two other post-secondary institutions for administrative diplomas and ended up on Academic Prohibition due to my poor grades. Since finding Fleming College, and being introduced to the engaging Program Coordinator Joanne Tully, I found my place and my grades soared. At Fleming College, I truly did ‘learn’ human resources, felt like I ‘belonged’ due to the dedication of faculty and fellow students, and ‘became’ the professional business woman I am today.”

Brett Oaks from the City of Peterborough shares her Fleming success story

brett oaksBrett Oaks, Business Administration – Human Resources Management (Class of 2015), shares her Fleming College success story:

“My most memorable experience on the job was notifying the most recent group of firefighters they had been selected for a start date, which was very exciting news for them since this is one of the most competitive professions to get a full-time position. It was amazing to experience the pure joy and excitement they had when I told them their hard work and dedication had finally paid off.

Fleming College definitely prepared me for my position as Human Resources Consultant for the City of Peterborough. The entire teaching faculty did a great job linking topics we were being taught to actual work situations they’ve encountered in their careers. The faculty, especially the HR program coordinator, have a dedication to all the students’ success and work hard with anything they can to support you. The fact that we also had a practicum helped too. It gave us an opportunity to put the materials we were learning in class to use before we entered our careers. It also gave us some much-needed experience for when we began job searching.

Fleming College gave me the knowledge I needed to prove my abilities and perform well in my position. I would and have recommended this program. I feel I wouldn’t have gotten the same faculty support and had the same experience if I went to another school. I recently told a coworker’s child that they should have applied to go to Fleming instead of the school they had, and told them everything I loved about it; they decided to apply to Fleming and got accepted, so hopefully they have the same experience I did!

My advice to current students is that it’s never too early to begin looking for your dream job, and a great place to start is through volunteering with that organization or – if they accept placement students – it’s a great way to make the most of your practicum hours. Networking is also key to helping get a job, and building good relationships with your faculty is a great way to practice your networking skills.”

Michaela D’Angelantonio’s HR co-op leads to a career

michaelaMichaela D’Angelantonio, Business Administration – Human Resources Management (Class of 2016), shares her Fleming College success story:

“I am a Talent Acquisition Coordinator at SGS Canada Inc. My role is to provide support and assistance to two of our business lines in regards to recruitment and selection. I manage requisitions, find suitable candidates, pre-screen approved candidates, arrange interviews, execute offer letters and new hire paperwork, and coordinate their first day on the job. Every day presents a learning curve that I get to overcome, because SGS is a very broad company and the learning never stops.

SGS is where I completed my Fleming program co-op hours. Finding a job is all about connections, networking, and not treating your placement as ‘just a place to get your co-op hours.’ If you show your dedication and hard work, a job just might come out of it!

My experience at Fleming College was great—challenging at times, but great. I like how you not only get credits in Human Resources-related courses, but all Business courses as well, which makes it easier for students to bridge and specialize in the diploma they desire.

I made great relationships at Fleming that I will keep forever, and I grew so much as a person while I was there.”

The Human Resources Management program will provide you with the skills required to optimize the potential of employees, while maximizing your organization’s effectiveness.