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Not Your Average Desk Job

150 people dropped in to the Community and Health Studies Information Night on Wednesday, March 20.

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Some even got free massages.

The building was buzzing with info on all of the Community and Health Studies continuing education programs.

Guest Stories
We had a chance to chat with a few of the attendees to find out what brought them to the event. Here’s what they had to say.

Ashley came from Red Deer to attend a session about the Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma.

Ashley Box came from Red Deer, where she works at Only Women’s Fitness, to attend a session about the Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma.

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Carrie Bryson enjoyed finding out about the various roles in the funeral profession. She will probably enroll next year because she’s busy planning her wedding this year and working at Community Natural Foods.

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Marcos Parrado is originally from Bolivia, where he holds a degree in education. He is thinking about the Adult Educator program to incorporate teaching techniques into his work with developmentally delayed young adults.

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Sharon Labossiere was exploring career change possibilities at the Massage Therapy info session. She currently works in oil and gas and is looking for something new.

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Jacquie Strom was checking into online learning options. Maybe her twins will be in the class of 2031?

Career Fair
There was also a career fair featuring over 20 local businesses hoping to attract current students and recent graduates of MRU programs.

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Curtis Laughren, Mandy Mangat and Matt Lalonde of World Health were at the career fair looking to fill demand for personal trainers. Matt, a grad of the PFT program, said “The MRU grads’ education level is excellent. They are fully ready to train absolutely everybody.”

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Rosalynne Dodd of Leela Eco Spa & Studio said there is more demand for massage therapy appointments than they can fill at their spa, so she was hoping to connect with Massage Therapy grads to fill several full-time and part-time positions.

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Sheila Thompson of Renfrew Educational Services, with five locations in Calgary serving special needs children, was interested in talking to students of the Education Assistant Certificate, new this year at MRU.

Thank You
We had a great time at the CHS Info Night and hope to see some of these faces in the hallways in the future. For more photos of the event, check our Facebook album.

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