Where it’s never “business as usual.”
As a student at Odette, you will quickly discover that education is not just about taking classes. Certainly, academics are essential, but the complete Odette Experience also focuses on your personal growth and career preparation. While our faculty takes the lead in academics, our region’s business community plays key supporting roles in helping you learn beyond the classroom.
The Odette Experience includes unique extracurricular events such as the Georgie-Odette Leadership Symposium, where students and community members have a chance to meet with prominent leaders from business, sports, politics, and the arts to share ideas about building organizations or teams who are considered winners in the arenas that they compete. Past guest speakers have included: Dick Haskayne, retired executive of 9 major corporations, leading automotive industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers, Hall of Fame hockey player and former Montreal Canadiens and Dallas Stars General Manager Bob Gainey, Former Detroit Tigers President, CEO and General Manager David Dombrowski and Diane Craig, President and CEO of Ford Canada.
The result? At Odette, you won’t simply learn about business… you’ll experience it.
It’s not just business. It’s also personal.
Beyond teaching knowledge, we are responsible for providing you with mentoring, to help you grow as a person – to be socially aware and responsible. You will be encouraged to participate in helping the community through mandatory Management & Organizational Life classes, where you will help raise money for local charities, as well as contribute your time and skills to not-for-profit organizations. You’ll also have many opportunities to learn the value and importance of teamwork by participating in extracurricular programs like the Odette Debate Team, which is currently the only Canadian team competing in the American Parliamentary Debate tour with stops at Columbia University in Chicago, Stanford in California, and Bates College in Maine.
Odette Fosters Career Development
We’re here to help you reach your true potential and achieve your professional aspirations. Throughout our four-year degree program, you will receive a comprehensive education in key business areas, such as accounting, finance, management and marketing. But it goes beyond that. To fully prepare you for a business career, our program also provides co-op placements, interview training, and exposure to actual business cases through class projects and guest speakers. Ultimately, we want you not just to learn, but to succeed.
An Engaging Social Setting
At Odette, you’ll find a dynamic social environment that celebrates diversity. Our campus community has a true international flair, offering you many opportunities to learn about new cultures. Numerous academic and social clubs will give you a chance to fully immerse yourself in the Odette Experience. Our goal is to make the time you spend here rewarding and fulfilling outside the classroom, not just inside it.