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Top 5 reasons to do your BComm at Haskayne

1. You'll have great career prospects

Haskayne graduates find jobs fast and earn nearly $48,000 a year to start.  Many Haskayne BComm grads have gone on to great things, such as:

  • Lisa Costello, CEO Neal’s Yard Remedies Canada
  • Kelly Fitzsimmons, World Cup pentathlon star and startup business strategist
  • Russ Girling, President and CEO, TransCanada Corporation
  • Jeremy Gutsche, innovation expert, author of Exploiting Chaos, host of Trend Hunter TV, and the founder of TrendHunter.com, the world's largest, most popular collection of cutting edge trends.
  • Rhondalynn Korolak, Author of On The Shoulders of Giants, Financial Foreplay, Sales Seduction, Managing Director of Imagineering Now & Businest®
  • Gary Kovacs, CEO of Mozilla Corporation
  • Grace Lui, Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives at Brookfield Residential
  • Sarine Mustapha, Senior Vice-President and Associate Portfolio Manager BMO Nesbitt Burns
  • Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of the City of Calgary
  • Michael Tims, Chairman, Peters & Co. Limited

2. You could be part of Haskayne's business competition domination

For the 32nd year, Haskayne students finished in the top two overall in the regular season of the Inter-Collegiate Business Competitions (ICBC), tying for most qualifiers with UBC and Wilfred Laurier. Facing heavy competition from 30 universities, six Haskayne teams finished among the top six and qualified for finals. Haskayne has won 73 national ICBC championships, more than twice as many as any other university.

3. We emphasize social and environmental impact management

The Haskayne undergraduate program ranked third among 47 Canadian programs at integrating social and environmental impact management into its curricula, said Knight Schools 2010, released by Corporate Knights magazine. While the average score for all schools was 43.34 per cent, Haskayne received a whopping 73.4 per cent.

4. You'll make lifelong connections

As a Haskayne student, you will have access to a network of top business professionals. Our professors work with industry professionals to combine theory with real-world experiences. You will also have many opportunities to get involved with other students, faculty members and the business community outside of the classroom — there are opportunities to gain invaluable contacts and build your network of business contacts. Members of the local, national and international business community will play an important role in your Haskayne experience, contributing as mentors, advisors, guest speakers and financial supporters.

5. You have exclusive access to great services

As a Haskayne student, you'll have access to more than a dozen student clubs, a state-of-the-art business library, and an invaluable co-op program, mentorship program, and a dedicated Career Centre that will be available exclusively for you as a Haskayne student and will provide you with personalized one-on-one help from dedicated career consultants.  Additionally, the Haskayne Career Centre has an online listing of job postings that is exclusively available to Haskayne students.