Stories


CCO Awards 2016: Outstanding Graduate in Business


Recipient: Natalia Kozimor, Trebas Institute.
Natalia had tried her hand at a number of professions before enrolling in the Event and Venue Management program at Trebas Institute.  “I spent my 20s trying to figure out what I was going to do with my life. I kept trying my hand at a variety of roles—sports management, pharmaceutical sales—but none of them felt right… I knew that I enjoyed certain aspects of some of the job but not one fully,” Natalia said. When Natalia reflected upon what she enjoyed about each job she had worked, she recognized that event management would allow her to do what she loves.  
The Event and Management program is intensive, and Natalia had to adapt quickly if she wanted to succeed. To truly immerse herself in the Events Industry, Natalia began to volunteer for events in her community. She started off with baby steps, but eventually became involved in some major projects—Arthritis Society, Reel World, FanExpo, and even Music Niagara, where she planned and executed a medium scale concert.  
“By volunteering, students start to see events through a different lens; this allows them to bring their education to real life,” commented Marilyn Wasney, Department Head of the Event and Venue Management program at Trebas.
During her studies, Natalia gained an internship with the Toronto Metro Convention Centre and, on the final day of her internship, was given a full-time position and promoted from Exhibitor Services Representative to Supervisor, Docks Department. The MTCC encompasses 2.8 million square feet, and in 2015 held 45 major conventions, 332 meetings, 42 tradeshows and 71 banquets—all of which Natalia, as Supervisor, has a hand in.
 

SHARE



 

CCO Members

Membership in CCO can help you and your staff understand the facts, keep informed and learn how to participate in the establishment of outcomes.


If you are not a member please apply for membership to get full access to our website and many other benefits.

news events stories

News

Evaluation of the Second Career Program

In 2015, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) contracted an evaluation of the Second Career program to assess the long-term evidence on its use and effectiveness for displaced workers in Ontario. The ministry has since published the report this month.
Read More

Report on police oversight bodies highlights potential training opportunities

The report offers three recommendations pertaining to the training of police oversight bodies and gives reference to potential training opportunities, which may prove relevant to career colleges, and those offering Police Foundations training in particular.
Read More

Conference Program | June 14-16

Interested in attending our conference this June? Don't miss out on the sessions that matter to you and your college. Now you can browse our preliminary program online, check out our program at a glance, and plan your trip in advance!
Read More

See all news

Upcoming Events

CCO Annual Conference
Date 6/14/2017



See all events

Stories

CCO Awards 2016: Excellence in Teaching

Meet the recipient of the CCO Award for Excellence in Teaching, Bruce Caine.
Read More

CCO Awards 2016: Outstanding Graduate in Services

Meet the Award Recipient for this year's CCO Award for Outstanding Graduate in the Services category, Lionel Martins.
Read More

CCO Awards 2016: Outstanding Graduate in Health Services

Meet the Award Recipient for this year's CCO Award for Outstanding Graduate in the Health Services category, Jacob Teschke.
Read More

See all stories
levitra