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Tourism graduate Emily Carver shares the benefits of college


emilyFleming College graduate Emily Carver is excited to share the benefits of a college education with prospective students. Emily, who graduated from the Tourism – Global Travel – Advanced Standing program in 2016, will travel Ontario as a Grad Recruiter for Student Recruitment at Fleming.
“When I was in high school, I didn’t understand the benefits of what going to college gives you,” said Emily, who earned her Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2014. “I want to help students realize that college is a great place for post-secondary education and that Fleming is an outstanding institution to do so. Fleming College prides itself on hands-on learning and it gives students the opportunity to really hone in on the skills they are passionate about. Students aren’t just sitting in a classroom learning from a textbook.”
Emily appreciates that Fleming offers small class sizes (where everyone knows you by name), faculty with industry experience; and an array of services, athletics, clubs, and more that students would find in larger college settings. She enjoys the close-knit community of Peterborough, with its small town feel and big city luxuries.
During her studies, Emily worked as a Student Ambassador, giving campus tours to prospective students. She looks forward to continuing to show prospective students how great Fleming College is—but this time on the road as a Grad Recruiter, visiting secondary schools and college fairs.
“The best thing I gained at Fleming was becoming more comfortable and confident in myself,” she said. “While in university, I would never be able to speak in front of a classroom of people. In my courses at Fleming, I was able to break down walls and gained confidence to speak in public. Now I feel confident enough to go into any job interview or classroom full of people, and be able to speak to them!”
Emily’s next stop on the road is Madoc, Ont., to visit Centre Hastings Secondary School on Sept. 27, 2016.