Oct 24th 2017

5 Volunteering Opportunities in Toronto You Can’t Miss

2018-02-13T14:26:58+00:00 October 24th, 2017|

In 2016, over 12.7 million people volunteered in Canada. Helping each other is a part of Canadian culture, and it is the root of a strong country. Just like roots are needed for trees to bloom, volunteering is needed for Canada to grow. Volunteering brings many exciting experiences and opens doors to future opportunities, but there is nothing more rewarding than helping others in your community. If you'd like to complete your Canadian experience, check out these 5 volunteer opportunities in Toronto.   1.- City of Toronto’s Special Events Office     From Nuit Blanche Toronto and the Cavalcade of Lights [...]

Oct 20th 2017

Success Story: Flavia Maciel

2018-02-13T14:30:07+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Flavia Maciel from Maringá, Brazil is one of the hardworking students of the Service Excellence for Business Program at the ILAC International College, Vancouver. She had the opportunity to develop more professional skills to become a successful leader full of charisma, enthusiasm and commitment. Today she tells us her story, sharing her experience and tips on completing the program. Flavia’s journey started on March 27th, 2017 when she stepped into her first class at the ILAC International College in Vancouver. 6 months and many experiences later she shares: ”In a few days I’m going back to my country, and the [...]

Aug 10th 2017

Guest Speaker: Success Stories

2018-02-13T14:41:56+00:00 August 10th, 2017|

Three former students from the Service Excellence for Business program returned to ILAC International College to share their success stories with us. “I really found what I want to do for the rest of my life,” said Isabele Marques. Isabele currently works as a Marketing Coordinator at Hays, a leading recruitment agency, providing permanent, temporary and contract services to professionals. As a former SEB student in 2016, she acquired many skills that gave her the foundation to get a job at a growing company. “My manager at Hays gave me more responsibilities every week. At the end of my internship, [...]

Jun 26th 2017

Field Trip: Learning by doing helps at St. Felix Centre

2018-02-13T14:42:52+00:00 June 26th, 2017|

Our Food and Beverage classes in the Service Excellence for Business program went to help at St. Felix Centre, a non-profit community. "Be Humble, Help and Learn" is the message to summarize the amazing experience I had. By giving, you receive more than you think. Our class of SEB students helped to prepare a dinner for people in need at St. Felix Centre. Located downtown at 25 Augusta Ave, this establishment is dedicated to providing compassionate service. They have two Meal Programs: the Lunch Program from Monday through Friday (9:00 AM to 1:30 PM) and the Dinner Program from Monday [...]

May 16th 2017

Field Trip: The Hazelton Hotel by Marine Gas

2018-02-13T14:45:03+00:00 May 16th, 2017|

Our Front Desk Services classes of the Service Excellence for Business program went to visit the 5 star Hazelton Hotel in Toronto's ritzy Yorkville neighborhood. Discovering this luxurious establishment was an incredible honour. My classmates agreed: “It is amazing; I realized how lucky we are to visit this place. I would never have come here if it wasn't for the ILAC International College. It gave us this opportunity” Emelyne gushed. She smiled from ear to ear throughout the whole tour. I too fell under its glamorous spell the moment I walked up to its classy facade, but the interior made me speechless- such [...]

Apr 25th 2017

Easter Day: May your Easter be egg-cellent! by Marine Gas

2018-02-13T14:51:31+00:00 April 25th, 2017|

This April at ILAC International College, students from the Service Excellence for Business program celebrated Easter with a Bunny surprise. “It is a really good idea, it makes my Easter happier. I feel more at home”, confessed Julia from Brazil, her hands full of chocolate. She received the treats from ILAC International College. Kristina and Laura, the college’s Student Services representatives in charge of making students happy, distributed some delicious candy and chocolate carefully wrapped in a bunny shaped paper. I saw learners and teachers looked at the treats with craving. Ayaka from Japan showed me her empty chocolate egg. She [...]

Mar 28th 2017

Field Trip: Be the actor of your career! by Marine Gas

2018-02-13T14:52:35+00:00 March 28th, 2017|

This March, the Event Planning and Food and Beverage classes of the Service Excellence for Business program went on a Field Trip to TIFF Bell Lightbox. Meeting organizers of TIFF, Toronto International Film Festival, visiting the core of the famous restaurant Luma, and discovering the event space Malaparte, it was an incredible learning experience! Are you an Art lover? Film? Food? Events? TIFF Bell Lightbox is the main place to go. Most students, like me, had never been inside this cultural centre. We were pretty surprised by the immensity and beauty of the place. It occupies an entire city block [...]

Mar 24th 2017

Farewell Party: Goodbye for now! by Marine Gas

2018-02-13T14:54:44+00:00 March 24th, 2017|

An inevitable day finally came, the last day of school for the students who took the 48-week Service Excellence for Business program. Our farewell party occurred at The Quail: A Firkin Pub, located on Yonge Street. A profound, emotional moment… Almost the whole class was sitting around the table. Some of the students were already looking at the billiards. However after our last exam, we were starving. London flags appeared on the menu. Blake Howe, our Leadership teacher, reserved the place. A British pub in Canada invaded by international students. How cosmopolitan it is! Farewell could sound like a sad [...]

Mar 21st 2017

Appreciation Dinner: After theory, comes practice! by Marine Gas

2018-02-13T14:55:30+00:00 March 21st, 2017|

In March, our class of Event Planning in Toronto held an Appreciation Dinner with the help of Ruby Sohi, instructor at ILAC International College. Planning, preparing, and hosting the dinner was part of our class assignment. Believe it or not, it was the best assignment ever! Room 401 at the ILAC International College turned into a reception place for one evening. Saint Patrick’s Day was the theme. All of the decoration was made around this Irish culture. Glasses, cutlery, and napkins were green. Little gold shamrocks, the plant symbol of Ireland, were spread on the centre of the table. Even [...]

Feb 24th 2017

Hi Job: A Day at the HI-Toronto Hostel Recruitment Event by Marine Gas

2018-02-13T14:57:56+00:00 February 24th, 2017|

On the 13th of February, the HI-Toronto Hostel organized a winter hiring event at The Cavern Bar, 76 Church Street. Candidates had the opportunity to meet face to face with many team members: from front-line staff to general management. 10 students from the SEB program had been selected to participate. “I am not nervous because I’ve had a lot of interviews. I would be excited to work here, you can take the time to communicate with customers and to follow up after by email”, explained Monica Galajdová. She finished her 48-week SEB program in January and applied for the front [...]

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