Seeing the smiles on their faces
Retirement Residence Management grad Steven Tolles talks about how Fanshawe has prepared him for his work in the recreation department of a retirement home.
"It's an online program, so I was able to do most of it online and still work full-time."
He advises, "If you're looking to work in the field I would say get a program that has a placement opportunity because you can really see what you're going to be doing on a day-to-day basis, if you enjoy it. And you can also network and there are opportunities of possibly getting a job at that retirement home or at another because we have the experience."
His favourite part of the job? "The social aspect. I enjoy being with the residents, the social interactions. You're with them, running the programs... Seeing the smiles on their faces. It's definitely a rewarding type of job."