Student Athlete Scores New Career

Student Athlete Scores New Career ~Unsure of a future career path, Kellan Ward chose College of the Rockies because of the volleyball opportunities available to him, the available entrance award and because the College was located the perfect distance from home. ~

“I was able to comfortably build new networks and meet new people but was still close enough to my hometown to visit without breaking the bank,” Kellan says.

After completing a General Management diploma, Kellan was still unsure what the future held and discovered that with just a few additional courses he could complete a second diploma in Marketing while playing another year of volleyball.

As he was finishing his Marketing diploma, the College introduced the Bachelor of Business Administration: Sustainable Business Practices program. 

“I decided I wanted to be a part of something new that had excellent potential,” Kellan explains. “The material is very fresh and sustainability is both a growing trend and a necessary way of doing business into the future.”

Kellan stayed on at the College to complete the degree as well as a Tourism Recreation Management diploma in an effort to open up as many career options as possible.  “The opportunity to finish my last year of volleyball eligibility wasn’t a bad incentive either,” Kellan reveals.

In September 2013, shortly after completing his COTR journey, Kellan was hired as a Sales and Merchandising Representative by Labatt Breweries of Canada in Edmonton, AB.

Learn more about College of the Rockies' Tourism Recreation Management and Business programs.

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