Student Success Stories

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Lucky Temitope Osunbiyi in a computer lab at Humber's North Campus

Computer Programming Student Lands Full-Time Position after Co-op Placement

"Because of my co-op, I've learned several life skills that are still helping me today. I have met several important people and spoken at tables I used to think I wasn’t qualified to sit at." 

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  • Lucky Temitope Osunbiyi in a computer lab at Humber's North Campus

    Computer Programming Student Lands Full-Time Position after Co-op Placement

    "Because of my co-op, I've learned several life skills that are still helping me today. I have met several important people and spoken at tables I used to think I wasn’t qualified to sit at." 

  • Daisy Cortez teaching in Costa Rica

    International Development student supports Costa Rican communities during international work-integrated learning (WIL) experience

    “This WIL experience made me feel more confident about my career path. I’m happy with what I’m doing.”  

  • Taejah Noble sitting on a bench outside of the University of Guelph-Humber

    Guelph-Humber Community Social Services student pays it forward with youth workshops

    "I think that work-integrated learning merges the theory that you're learning with the practical concepts … just to see what really nudges you, what gives you a spark." 

  • Yasin Mete working at Merge Spaces

    Humber Advertising and Graphic Design courses help student channel creativity

    "What I liked about Humber was the classes dedicated to preparing you for the workplace. There were so many insights and new ways of thinking. I had the technical skills, but now I knew how to apply myself to earn an income." 

  • A co-worker (left) and da Silva Muller working on a machine at CiF Lab Solutions

    Tale of three co-op placements within the Mechanical Engineering Technology program

    “It’s a great opportunity to get hands-on experience. It’s also a chance to connect with companies in your field of interest and experience your first step into your career while still in school." 

  • Angel Suarez standing outside the Centre for Urban Ecology, located in the Humber Arboretum

    Early Childhood Education student’s passion for teaching and nature leads him overseas to Denmark’s Forest Schools

    “We have such a great community at Humber. I would encourage every student to reach out and meet new people at the college – making connections has helped me tremendously.” 

  • Kiranvir Kaur standing in front of an orange car, holding a laptop

    Bachelor of Digital Communications student amplifies local business with communications plan

    “I was surprised by how much more I learned from a small family-owned business.”  

  • Nollner on the dock with the Peel Police Police boat

    Co-op placement opens doors for Electrical Engineering Technology, Control Systems student

    “When I graduate, I will have a clear idea of the exact type of job I want to pursue. I will know the exact steps I need to take to successfully secure my dream job.”  

  • Alanis Picardo in front of the RBC logo at the head office

    Student finds her dream job in communications after completing two work-integrated learning opportunities

    “When it was time for my work placement, I knew I had the skills needed to succeed.”  

  • Torlak assisting an ESL student in the classroom

    Student finds her passion for teaching English to newcomers in TESL program

    “This experience helped me find the direction I want my life to go in.” 

  • Photo of Sadiah superimposed over stylized world map with technology icons

    Life experience leads Criminal Justice student to advocacy and support work

    “Youth are the most vulnerable population and they’re often not heard or seen. I want to be somebody who advocates for them.”

  • Blue banner - Samantha's photo on right, older man with VR headset in the front

    Research Analyst student finds second career in healthcare patient experience

    “It was right up my alley for what I want to do.”

  • Man standing in front of brick building with Polytainers logo.

    Co-op Program Opens Doors for Newcomer

    “I knew if I took a co-op program at Humber, it would give me more connections.”

  • Mattea Giachini and Alessandro Diniz Sartorelli photos on top of a virtual tour screen.

    Longo Faculty of Business Tourism students build semi-virtual city tours during pandemic

    “People want someone who’s eager and willing to learn. I tried my best to just make sure I stood out.” - Mattea Giachini

  • One nurse giving another an injection.

    Nursing student gains valuable experience at COVID-19 vaccination clinic

    “It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I really wanted to make a difference in the pandemic.”

  • Michael Dogan

    Graphic design student gets a big confidence boost from internship

    “Nobody learns everything in one year. But I’ve convinced myself that I can work as a graphic designer in an agency.”