We love to keep in touch! Meet some of our graduates and learn what they’re up to and where life has taken them since they graduated from our program
Thomas Durham (LinkedIn, Mango Digital)
Thomas graduated from the Digital Business Management BComm program in 2020, and started his own business right after graduation. During his years at Humber, Thomas was highly involved in extra-curricular activities and projects, and was a key member of the Humber Online Solutions team.
Thomas created Mango Digital to provide clients with marketing solutions that grow & scale companies. He is typically found sipping coffee & ensuring client and employee value.
Michallia Marks (LinkedIn, website)
Michallia Marks describes herself as a learner who is fascinated by the steady and deliberate journey from ignorance to competence. She is an avid reader, a student of leadership, and one who is committed to living a life marked by excellence. She is a 2021 Honours graduate from the Digital Business Management program at Humber College.
During her four years at Humber College, she was involved with many campus programs including the Black Student Support and Engagement program, the Student Leadership Academy, Humber Online Solutions and she served as the Digital Business Student Association’s (DBSA) President. While being involved in extracurricular activities, she earned several academic accolades including the Business Academic Excellence Award and the Digital Business Management Faculty Award. She is actively pursuing a career in the Product Marketing field.
Alexandra Belen (LinkedIn, website)
Alexandra Belen graduated with honours from Digital Business Management in 2021. She is a proud recipient of the Bachelor of Commerce Digital Business Management Leadership Award from Humber’s scholarship program. She found that the courses and learning outcomes of the program have helped her grow from a student to a professional. It was a notable experience for Alexandra to be part of the Digital Business Student Association and Humber Online Solutions where she helped promote business and tech-related workshops to the student community.
Alexandra also took the opportunity to study abroad through Humber’s Exchange Program which provided a fresh academic approach and overall enriched her study experience. As a student of Digital Business, studying abroad gave added perspective on the growing digital
world. Learn more about Alexandra’s experience abroad.
Alexandra started her career at Humber as a work-study Marketing Assistant at the Faculty of Liberal Arts. For her summer work placement, she was offered a Digital Coordinator role by the manager whom she connected with from a Humber student-alumni networking event. Currently, Alexandra is enjoying her role as a Marketing Coordinator where she drives online marketing and promotions. From her time at Humber, Alexandra is thankful to her professors and colleagues for the continued support and inspiration.
Samantha Ruth (LinkedIn Profile)
Samantha Ruth is a graduate of Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce: Digital Business Management class of 2022, where she earned the Academic Award of Excellence. During her time at Humber, she found classes in the program hands-on and a window to the real world. Outside of classes, Samantha was involved with the Digital Business Student Association (DBSA), where her main goals were to empower and connect students to the world of digital business. She was also involved with Humber’s Orientation Team as a Digital Marketing Assistant, First Year Experience as a Peer Mentor, and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Taskforce, contributing to the Students Access and Equity Working Group.
While in her third year, she did her paid work term at Kepler Communications, a company building the internet for space to simplify access to space-generated data, as a Marketing and Communications Intern. Upon graduating, she joined the Kepler team full-time as a Marketing Coordinator where she now assists with various marketing campaigns and initiatives
Ejin Zandi (LinkedIn Profile)
I am a Digital Business Management graduate, with expertise in social media marketing, demand generation, online advertising, content creation, SEO, and promotion.
I have been fortunate enough to have worked across different marketing platforms and many different departments to ensure a fully aligned marketing strategy with the designated business objectives.
In addition to my experiences, the courses I have taken towards obtaining my degree and the projects I have been involved in at Humber have allowed me to bring my passion for Digital Marketing into reality by giving me the knowledge necessary in this field.
I am always open to learning, growing, and helping people with their business needs or even on a personal level! Send me a message if you would like to chat 🙂
Mackenzie Klin (LinkedIn Profile)
Hi there! My name is Mackenzie Klin, and I am a recent graduate of Humber’s Digital Business Management program. I am currently working as a Growth Marketing Specialist at Mango Digital, where I get to work with clients across a wide range of industries. In my role, I am responsible for implementing various digital marketing strategies such as web development, search engine optimization, paid ads, and account management.
I love being able to make a positive impact on our clients’ success, and it is incredibly rewarding to see the results of my work. The Digital Business Management program and the amazing support from the faculty at Humber helped make the transition from student to professional a seamless one.
Kiran Bajwa (LinkedIn Profile)
I graduated from the Digital Business Management program in 2018. While attending school at Humber, I was apart of the DBSA executive team. We ran several events over the years, my personal favourite being Tech Week, which is still around! Through Hanadi, I was also apart of an initiative that gave me the opportunity to interact with local business owners, develop their websites, and help elevate their overall brand. In my third year, I also spent my paid work term at a fantastic digital agency in Toronto.
It was because of the opportunities and work at Humber, that I was offered a job at Shopify prior to graduation. Shopify is a fantastic Canadian e-commerce platform that is growing year after year. While at Humber, I made it my mission to work there after I completed my degree. I now work as an account manager at Shopify Plus, which is for our enterprise level merchants. I have strategic conversations with large businesses so that they’re able to achieve their goals and scale on our platform. It’s an exciting, innovative and ever-changing environment that I’m so proud to be apart of. And this is all thanks to my time at Humber with Hanadi!
Christine Howald (LinkedIn Profile)
I completed my Digital Business Management Degree in 2018. During my time at Humber, I was on the exec team for the Digital Business Student Association. Our goal was to provide students with a platform to develop their interest in business and technology. Thanks to my time in DBSA, the experiences and opportunities have helped me in my career now.
After graduation, with help from the Humber Placement Center, I was able to secure a job right away. Since May 2018, I have been working at Grenis Media Inc. as a Production Specialist. Here our main focus is on programmatic advertising, a type of advertising I knew very little about when I started. A big part of my job is working closely with our clients to build the ad campaign that will help them reach their business goals. I consider myself lucky to be working with such a great company and I value being able to learn something new every day. Thanks to the endless support and motivation from Hanadi and my fellow colleagues, my career has been a great one so far, and it’s only the beginning!
Chad Fernandez (LinkedIn Profile)
Chad Fernandez is a Humber grad who completed his Digital Business Management degree in 2016. He was 1 of the 5 original members of the Digital Business Student Association (DBSA) and the goal of the DBSA was to establish a network that would bring added value for his class and the students beyond, ultimately opening doors to industry knowledge like never before. This allowed them to bring in industry professionals to teach students and to create career opportunities by connecting students to professors, alumni’s and other industry professionals.
Chad grew his career through his courses at Humber, and through his experience working at Humber Sustainability as a Communications and Events Work Study student, as well as working on key Web Development projects with the DBSA. To supplement his learning experience at Humber, he dedicated a summer to learning more about Web Development through a Part-Time course at Hacker You. The experience + knowledge gained, ultimately positioned him to apply for a Work-Term position at Blue Ant Media. This experience paid dividends. He was able to gain invaluable work experience as an e-Commerce Marketing Coordinator, which eventually led to a call-back after graduation for a role as a Trade Marketing Specialist.
Michael Turner (LinkedIn profile)
Michael Turner is currently the Web Developer at ENGINEERING.com. In that role he is responsible for maintaining the website and ensuring that site users enjoy the best experience possible. Most recently he lead a re-design project to freshen up the look and feel of the site while making the site fully mobile responsive. Other initiatives involve continuing to refine the website to keep it running smoothly and bug free, providing data on site usage using Google Analytics and in the near future leading the development of an Android and iOS app.
Diana Gaspar (LinkedIn profile)
Diana is a graduate from our program. What she enjoyed most about the program were the hands-on and technical skills she gained, as employers value this a lot! The work placement was a great way to get more practical experience and apply what was learned in the classroom.
Diana holds the position of Logistics Analyst at TJX Canada/Winners Merchants International L.P.
Mitch L. Henderson (LinkedIn profile)
Hello Humber students and future graduates! As you move through your education and begin transitioning into the work force, I believe it is my duty to provide you with some insight into my experiences upon graduation. There are two very important things to know. Firstly, networking is key. Always make connections, and build a network. There is no harm in helping others get ahead, and reaching out for assistance.
Starting a Linkedin profile early on was the key to my successes. I was approached on Linkedin for an SEO Specialist position at Big Al’s Aquarium Supercentres. I was then approached by Michael Page 10 months later through a connection I made. Now I am working at EB Games Corporate Office performing as a Website Merchandise Coordinator. The second most important key to success is knowledge. Your grades may be important, but actually utilizing, applying, and understanding the knowledge provided in class will help you in the future. I may not have been the top of my class, but I constantly seek information. We didn’t learn about the Adobe creative suite, so I purchased it myself and began tutorials. Learn something every day. Please feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn or via personal email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or give me a call (647) 522-4363.
Monika Jozsa Kennedy (LinkedIn profile)
Monika Kennedy graduated from our program in 2009 with honours. Monika always had an interest in working with business and technology, and found the program to be a great fit.
Monika completed her summer co-op program with Sun Life Financial and quickly grew her resume during her time as e-Commerce Coordinator with adidas Group Canada, managing both the adidas and Reebok Canada websites.
During her studies at Humber College, she was able to gain specialized experience in HTML coding and develop project management skills during the full-year Applied Business Project course in Year Four. Commitment to her studies at Humber College have allowed Monika to achieve great success in the short time since graduating from the e-Business Marketing degree program.
Jeanne Marie Castor (LinkedIn profile)
Jeanne graduated from our program in 2010, and is currently the Marketing & Social Media Manager of Trump Toronto Hotel®. Jeanne amassed her broad expertise from diverse companies such as Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto, PinPoint GPS, Vital Points Nursing, Humber College of Business School, Convurgency Inc., Tetley Canada and Avison Young Property Management.
Driven by her passion in marketing and business, Jeanne strives to push herself to the next level. In addition to overseeing and executing Trump Toronto’s marketing projects, Jeanne is in charge of all social media influencers outreach program and online marketing campaigns.
How did I get to where I am now: It’s all about your drive to succeed and networking! My first career job was purely by chance, someone knows somebody from the company which separated me from the other candidates on top of the three-part interviews.
Advice for recent graduates: Don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone.
Lucia Paez (LinkedIn profile)
During her 4th year at Humber, Lucia started working as a Business Development Representative at Clear Spider, an information systems company. The Digital Business Management program presented the perfect fit for this position, as the combination of business skills and information technology gives her the ability to understand the business requirements of Operations and IT departments and capitalize on the product’s competitive advantages.
Lucia’s advice: Education will help you excel at your job, but the key to getting INTO that job lays on all the other resources Humber offers. Network! Network! Network! Talk to teachers, talk to the career centre, attend events, join an academic club. All of these will prove invaluable as they will give you the exposure necessary to reach employers.
Meet those who decided to go back to school for graduate studies!
- Uche Umolu (LinkedIn), Queen’s Law, The Juris Doctor (JD) class of 2025
- Lauren Ashmore (LinkedIn), MBA at The DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University
- Lucia Paez (LinkedIn), International MBA, Business Administration and Management at Schulich School of Business, York University, with an exchange semester at ESADE Business & Law School in Spain
- Irina Gorea (LinkedIn), Master of Science in Management at Ryerson University
- Atiya Roach (LinkedIn), MBA in Strategy and Leadership, Queen’s University
- Ryan J. Daoust (LinkedIn), MBA at ESADE Business & Law School in Spain
- Orest Pochodaj (LinkedIn), Master of Science (MSc) in Computer Information Systems at Boston University