Durham College (DC) second-year Marketing – Business Administration student, Ryan Ashton, found success at the Great Canadian Sales Competition (GCSC) earlier this year as he advanced through the semi-finals, securing a ticket to the final round in September.
Held annually over the course of several months, the GCSC is the largest post-secondary competition in Canada. This past year, over 2,800 students competed in three rounds to showcase their skill in sales and marketing while connecting with some of the country’s biggest employers. In the final round later this year, Ryan will compete against 18 other finalists for a $10,000 prize while receiving one-on-one mentorship from a senior business leader at Sysco, a GCSC sponsor.
Seven DC marketing students also made it to the semi-finals, including Malcolm Hooper, Adriana Luciani, Brendan Scott, Ashleigh Hutchinson, Harini Amitkumar Thakkar, Dinith Indipa Vittanachchi and Cyprian Villaroel-Mckenley – who achieved Top 3 in his national category. During this round, they had the opportunity to connect with recruiters, learn more about future career paths and attend regional events hosted by GCSC sponsors like Manulife, Shopify, WeWork and Telus.
Congratulations to all DC students who represented the college in the semi-finals of the GCSC, and good luck to Ryan in the next round!