It Started With a Soundtrack

Have you ever listened to the radio and when a certain song comes on you are transported instantly to that moment in time when it was your favourite song? Well, as a graduate of the Television Broadcasting Class of ’84, every time I hear Roxanne or Burning Down the House I’m brought back to those long days in the studio. I remember hating Tainted Love the first few times I heard it, but now when it plays I can’t help but smile. I’m immersed in a vivid, tangible memory from college. Continue Reading

‘I was thrilled to be a part of the Fennell Campus Renewal’

After graduating in 2010 I had the privilege of serving as the president of the Mohawk Students Association for one term. During my single year of service, I witnessed more revitalization, renovation and rejuvenation than the college had seen since the day it was built. I was thrilled to be a part of the Fennell Campus Renewal by organizing student input and feedback sessions, sitting on campus renewal committees and participating in a few ribbon cuttings and grand openings before my time was up. Continue Reading

More Than Just an Education

The student experience at Mohawk has always included more than just an education, just ask Mohawk’s past Social Convenor, David Best ’71.

In his second year, David recalls his Business Administration class dominating the student elections securing many of the top spots. Tom Cochren and Doug Curtis were elected as Vice Presidents and Greg Cook was elected Treasurer. David’s position, however, was appointed largely due to his background in the entertainment business where he was a member of The Rising Sons band from Burlington, Ontario, travelling across Canada performing while in his mid-teens to early 20s. Continue Reading

Becoming an Adult: 2017 Grads

College prepares you for the real world.

We’ve all heard this before. Students juggle school, work, family, friends, and everything in between. This balancing act provides you with the skills necessary to survive in the real world.

Our three 2017 grads are back to share their experiences over the year. This month, we asked our grads what they think are the stresses of being an adult, how they’re preparing for life after college, and any similarities or differences they are anticipating.

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Look back, but always look ahead.

It’s a word often associated with celebration of something achieved due to the efforts of the past and leading to the present day. For me, milestones are as much about looking forward and springing from the success of longevity for future success.

In Hamilton, we’ve been part of recent milestones from established big business. In 2012, The Hamilton Port Authority, where I began my career, marked 100 years of managing the commercial shipping activity in the port – contributing to economic growth and job creation in the transportation sector. Last year, The Hamilton Spectator celebrated 170 years; delivering the news of the day to the community and engaging citizens on a myriad of issues affecting so many in the city.

Entrepreneurship and small business is thriving today, Continue Reading