Thousands and thousands of students have graduated from NAIT in our nearly 50 year history, and gone on to productive, successful careers locally, nationally, and around the globe. Learn from just a few of them what made their NAIT education pivotal to their success and how it has given them a real advantage.
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Kathryn Fraser - Business Administration – Marketing, 2005
Practical projects and real-world scenarios in the JR Shaw School of Business helped prepare Kathryn Fraser (Business Administration – Marketing 2005) for a career that has taken her from sales rep to owner and CEO of a software development company in a few short years.
Tyler Mowbrey (CST 2008, BTech 2010) had been out of high school and in the workforce for a while, and looking for a major change. He came to NAIT, and earned a Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management in less than 2 years, building on his CST diploma from 2008. Now, he's a successful software consultant working toward his MBA on Canada's west coast, and his life is going in the direction he wanted.
Shannon Neighbour, Business Administration - Marketing '00
NAIT Marketing grad Shannon Neighbour (Class of 2000) was one of the first people hired by Edmonton radio station 91.7 The Bounce before it ever went on air. Four years later, Shannon’s in management and the station is one of the city’s most successful. NAIT's real-world education - creating ad campaigns for real clients with real needs - prepared her for the work she does now.
Ian O'Brien, Construction Engineering Technology '10
Ian O’Brien (Construction Engineering 2010) secured his job with one of Canada’s leading construction contractors even before he graduated from NAIT. Now, just months after joining Flynn Canada, he’s putting what he learned about project planning and estimating to good use on job sites all over the region.
Jeff Wolff (MRI Class of 2007) is comfortable using the high-tech diagnostic imaging equipment in the Royal Alexandra Hospital’s MRI unit. But it’s his people skills – like really listening to each patient – that influence the results of these essential exams.
Ashley Valliere (Class of 2009) thought she wanted to be an employee after graduation, until the business skills and the well-developed personal training structure she learned in her Personal Fitness Trainer classes ignited her entrepreneurial spirit.
Ellyse Johnson & Sarah Hickey, Personal Fitness Trainer
Ellyse Johnson (Class of 2005) and Sarah Hickey (Class of 2007) talk about how the business courses in the Personal Fitness Trainer program helped them to take their careers further than they expected – their education enabled them to open their own studio right after graduation.