Thursday, August 30, 2018

Pranita Dwarka- Alumni Success Story

Never be afraid to start all over. The best way to learn and grow personally and professionally is to continuously learn, improve, and have fun doing it.”  

Pranita Dwarka

Ontario Graduate Certificate - Global Business Management 
Enrollment: 2012-2013 

   I chose the global business management program at Humber College because it exposed me to cross-cultural, marketing, and operational management. Coming from a tropical climate, the weather was a bit of a shock but with the help of the international centre, I made new friends which helped me adjust to life in Canada. The courses offered in my program helped not only my academic credentials, but it also allowed me to build a spectrum of skills for my career and what to expect in the Canadian workforce. 
   Since graduating from Humber, I have over 5 years experience in supply chain and logistics within the retail industry. An international education has allowed me to network with other international students and provided cross-cultural exposure. I have made friends from all over the world. 
   My Humber professors have taught me to always ask questions and not to be afraid to speak up. My advice to future students is to choose what you are passionate about and do what challenges you. Never be afraid to start all over. The best way to learn and grow personally and professionally is to continuously learn, improve, and have fun doing it. 

Friday, August 24, 2018

Then and Now - International Students

The beginning of the school year is an exciting time. Since the 1970s students have arrived from all over the world to study here. Humber College has reached its milestone of 50 years as a global leader in polytechnic education. These photos come from the Humber Archive ranging from the 1970s-1990s showing a glimpse of the international student life at Humber.    

The 1970s

The 1980s

The 1990s


To learn more about Humber College and information for international students, please visit:

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Ashuni Patel Went Outside of Her Comfort Zone to Seek Success at Humber College

It is eye-opening. Studying outside of your comfort zone makes you seek out the unknown.” 

My education here has allowed me to be well integrated with industry trends and knowledge. An international education is eye-opening. Through my recognized degree, I will be able to increase my job prospects globally.  
My professors taught me to work hard and persevere especially when it feels the hardest. Making the most of your experience at Humber College is vital! Put your 100% into your academic work but don’t forget to live through the entire experience.  

If you want to watch a Humber alumni success story, click below:


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Navigating the TTC

If you’re commuting, it’s good to be familiar with the main subway lines. The subway is a great way to save time and money on transportation and to have a comfortable journey. 

The Bloor-Danforth line also known as the green line is the most important line for you to know because Kipling station is your way of getting to Humber College Lakeshore or North campus. It is also a great line to discover the West or East ends of the city. 

The Yonge-University line or the yellow line is great to access North York or the heart of Toronto, the downtown core. Union and Dundas station are great starting points to see some tourist attractions before you start classes 

If you require assistance many stations have elevators but double check the station exclusions on the map below. Also, note that the TTC subway only runs between 6am- 1:30 am Monday to Saturday and on Sunday 8am-1:30am. Holiday hours do vary.  

To view get more information or download your own copy of the map, visit:  
To learn how to save money on transportation and the best TTC apps check out the video below by the Humber College Ambassadors: 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

How To Manage Your Money

The first step to budgeting is to outline in a notebook what your expenses are and be as realistic as possible. Allocate amounts towards dining out on occasion or extra travel costs on weekends if that is part of your lifestyle. 
Some example expenses include: 
  • Rent 
  • Cell & Internet bill 
  •  Food 
  • Travel 

Steps to Calculating Your Budget: Calculate the average cost of what you can afford in each category. 
Add together each category for your total. 
With your total, you will have a realistic monthly spending amount. 
Any remaining amount should go towards a savings account.  
Savings Goals: Rule of thumb is to always save at least 10% of your income.  
If you won’t have an income while you’re in school, factor in 10% of your monthly allocation towards your savings. If 10% is still too high, that’s okay, refer to step 4 of the steps in calculating your budget.  

Best Practice with Credit Cards: If you have a credit card it can be easy to overspend by using it for day-to-day purchases or subconsciously wanting to collect points. The best way to manage credit card spending is based on your budget. Ensure you are being mindful of your spending and refer to your statements and receipts if you need to use your credit card.  

Warning! Credit cards have a specific system. There is a due date you are given to make your payment. You can pay your entire balance payment or a minimum payment. It is best to pay your entire balance to avoid interest charges. When you do not pay your minimum payment, it puts you at a bad credit rating and if you accumulate debt it takes longer to pay it off as you are paying interest on top of the debt. Being mindful of purchases is key when you have a strict budget! 

To learn how to save money and where to get student discounts, check out the video below by the Humber College Ambassadors: