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Article by Goodman grad Stephanie Harper (BBA '05) published in HRPA (Ottawa) Up-Date Magazine

Stephanie Harper (BBA '05), manager of the Goodman Career Development Office, is published in this month's HRPA (Ottawa) Up-Date magazine. The article, entitled Recruiting Young Professionals: Expectations, Challenges, and Realities, is about today's employment landscape and how stakeholders need to adapt to these changes together. 

Read the full article in HRPA Ottawa's online magazine (page 7)

Brock grads have something brewing with coffee business

It smelled like a good idea at the time, and now three Brock University grads have something brewing with a single-serve custom coffee packaging company.

Gabriel Marchionda (BA ‘12), Trevor Cowan (BAcc ‘12) and Mark Fabiano (BBA ‘12), all 25 years old, are the brains behind My Coffee Brew, a growing online business that provides a personal touch for companies that want private label coffee pods.

“We’re filling that gap of (businesses) who maybe have six or seven locations but aren’t big enough to work with (bigger companies),” Marchionda said.

Read the full story in Brock News

Jason Sparaga (BBA '93) featured in the Financial Post on Burger King's plan to acquire Tim Horton's

On the heels of Burger King's recently announced plan to acquire Tim Hortons, Jason Sparaga, President of Spara Capital, Goodman grad (BBA '93) and two-time Monster Pitch judge, was featured in Financial Post's Leadership Section in an article entitled What executives need to know about winning ‘roll ups’.

The article is based on Sparaga's market commentary on and features tips for acquisition-hungry, mid-market executives to successfully complete buy-side transactions.

Read the full article in the Financial Post.

Neil Lane (BBA '08) and Meghan Chayka (BBA '12) co-founders of Stathletes Inc., are semifinalists in the Globe and Mail's Small Business Challenge Contest

St. Catharines-based Stathletes Inc. has a strong connection to Goodman and is a semi-finalist in the fourth annual Small Business Challenge Contest run by The Globe and Mail's Report on Business. Stathletes provides decision-makers with stats and analytics on hockey players' performances and was co-founded by Goodman grads Neil Lane (BBA '08) and Meghan Chayka (BBA '12).

Stathletes won both the Blueprint Business Plan Competition and Brock U Entrepreneurship Club's inaugural Monster Pitch event in 2012.

Read more in The Globe and Mail's Report on Business.
Read more in Brock News.

Mark Murphy (BAcc Co-op '06) and Mandie (BA '05) launch Left Field Brewery

Goodman alumnus Mark Murphy (BAcc Co-op '06) and his wife Mandie (BA '05) are getting into the microbrewery business and selling their craft beer at bars and restaurants in Toronto through their newly launched Left Field Brewery. The couple has plans to open their own brewery next year in Leslieville.

Read the full story in the Toronto Star.
(photo via the Toronto Star)

Joe Fletcher (BAcc Co-op '00) chosen to referee at FIFA World Cup

Goodman grad Joe Fletcher (BAcc Co-op '00) is preparing for his most high profile gig on the pitch - being an assistant referee at the FIFA World Cup, one of the biggest sporting events in the world, which begins Thursday at 4 p.m. when Croatia takes on host Brazil. Fletcher, now a 38-year-old family man and chartered accountant at St. Catharines’ Wormald Masse Keen Lopinski LLP, will be the only Canadian making up the 25 referee teams in Rio de Janeiro.

Read more in the St. Catharines Standard.
Read more from the National Post Editorial Board.

Deborah Rosati (BAdmin '84) honoured at Beta Gamma Sigma induction ceremony

Deborah Rosati (BAdmin '84) was inducted as a Distinguished Honourary Member into Goodman's Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) chapter this year. 

Deborah is a corporate director with over 25 years in financial, operational and strategic management in the retail and technology sector.

Read more in Goodman News.


Jessica Coulter (BBA Co-op '10) wins Rising Star Award

Congratulations to Goodman graduate Jessica Coulter (BBA Accounting and Human Resource Management Co-op '10) on winning the Rising Star Award through the Human Resources Institute of Alberta (HRIA) in April 2014.

The award is given to an HRIA member who demonstrates great promise as a future leader in the Alberta HR community. Jessica is described as "a change agent bringing growth and ingenuity into the business." Congratulations on your successes, Jessica!

Read more from the Human Resources Institute of Alberta.
Jessica was also featured in the Business in Calgary (page 70) and Business in Edmonton (page 42) magazines.

Jim Dainard (BAcc '02) talks to Brock News about CPA, volunteering and why he loves Brock

Jim Dainard (BAcc '02) talks to Brock News about CPA, volunteering and why he loves Brock. Jim works as a controller for a gold exploration and development company, Victoria Gold Corp., and volunteers his time as a director with GlobalMedic, a rapid response disaster relief organization. He is also a Toronto Brock Alumni Network committee member.

His advice for new graduates? "You don’t know until you’ve tried it. So try new things, take chances, get involved, ask for help and when it works, it works, you’ll know it and be happy."

Read the full feature in Brock News.

Darryl Moyers (BBA Co-op '11) and Tyler Stark (BBA '11) make finals of Canadian coding competition

By day, Darryl Moyers (BBA Co-op 2011) and Tyler Stark (BBA 2011) are business analysts with the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General. By night (and on weekends), they are the consulting duo of Moyers and Stark Inc., two young business school grads who market themselves as “technology enthusiasts with business analyst skills.”

The consultants are finalists in the first Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE) Competition. The CODE competition is a 48-hour hackathon where Canadian innovators use open data from the federal government to design consumer friendly apps.

Read the full story on Brock News.

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