Staff Directory

Career Advisors

Christine Colosimo

Christine Colosimo, Career Advisor

Christine Colosimo

HRT, Media & IT
Locations: North Campus, Orangeville Campus
Phone: 416.675.6622 ext. 4797
Email: christine.colosimo@humber.ca

  • Areas of Expertise:
  • Christine brings over 24 years of experience in the post-secondary industry, and 17 years in career management.

  • Credentials/Career Certificates:
  • Her educational background is in Adult Education from Brock University. She holds several career certificates in career development including Level 1 "Personality Dimensions" certification. As well, she is a Holistic Narrative Career Coaching practitioner.

  • Professional Affiliations:
  • She is a member of the Ontario College of Career Educators (OCCE), and is the Co-Chair of the Canadian Career Information Association (CCIA).

  • Passionate about:
  • Christine has a passion for student success. She is a motivated professional who empowers people to understand their unique strengths, values and mission and assists them in finding creative ways to achieve their life goals and career dreams, while finding life balance, happiness and fulfillment.

  • Favourite Quote:
  • "Courage does not always roar - Sometimes courage is the quiet voice and the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow'".

Vicki Reay

Vicki Reay, Career Advisor

Vicki Reay

Health & Applied Tech
Locations: North Campus, Orangeville Campus
Phone: 416.675.5032
Email: vicki.reay@humber.ca

  • Areas of Expertise:
  • Vicki is a seasoned Career Adviser. She brings over 25 years of experience in career services. With a career spanning more than 30 years as part of the Humber College family, Vicki is the most seasoned member of the original Humber Career Centre, and has honed her expertise in career advising while assisting in the ongoing development and growth of the Career Centre's services and activities.

    Over the course of her career, she has assisted thousands of students with her personalized approach to full-spectrum career advising services from career planning and job search coaching, to successful career transition management. Highly-regarded by industry partners for her modern approach to career services, she is often called upon by educators and faculty members to create and deliver custom workshops for students on a variety of topics including personal branding through resumes, interview etiquette, and the hidden job market. This experience, coupled with a wealth of industry partner relationships, has lead Vicki to serve as a key liaison to employers and external recruiters, while leading the planning and execution of industry-specific career fairs and networking events in the past 25 years alone.

    In her role as Career Advisor with the College's Career Services department, she is responsible for students in The School of Health Sciences and The School of Applied Technology portfolios.

  • Credentials/Career Certificates:
  • Her training and background includes several certificates including the CACEE-Career Educator Certificate, OCCE-Career Development Training Certificate, Career Strategies for the New World of Work Certificate, True Colors Certificate, and Type Focus Training.

  • Professional Affiliations:
  • She is a member of the Canadian Association of Career Educators & Employers (CACEE) and the Canadian Career Information Association (CCIA). She is also the past Chair, and current Treasurer of The Ontario College Career Educators (OCCE) - the committee representing all Career Advisors in Career Services in Ontario's Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology.

  • Passionate about:
  • Vicki is very passionate about her role and helping students achieve workplace success.

  • Favourite Quote:
  • "The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle." - Steve Jobs, Founder, Apple Inc.

Linda MacDonald

Linda MacDonald, Career Advisor

Linda MacDonald

Social & Community Services / Business Postgraduate & Degrees
Location: Lakeshore Campus, Orangeville Campus

Phone: 416.675.6622 ext. 3321
Email: linda.macdonald@humber.ca

Fredy Mejia

Fredy Mejia

Fredy Mejia

Business School / Regulatory Affairs & Clinical Research
Location: North Campus, Orangeville Campus
Phone: 416.675.6622 ext. 3242
Email: fredy.mejia@humber.ca

  • Areas of Expertise:
  • Fredy is well versed in the areas of career advising, job search coaching, group facilitation, training, employer prospecting, motivational speaking and social media. Audiences include the unemployed, local/international students, recent graduates and newcomers to Canada.

  • Credentials/Career Certificates:
  • His background includes studies in career and adult education, the Assessment Component for Employment Counselling (ACEC), and Level I - Personality Dimensions certification training.

  • Professional Affiliations:
  • He is affiliated with the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE), OCCE/SCCO (Ontario College Career Educators/Specialistes en Carrieres des Colleges de l'Ontario), and the Canadian Career Information Association (CCIA).

  • Passionate about:
  • Fredy is passionate about advising students at all stages in their career; he helps them navigate their way around today's vastly changing labour market by strategically blending current technologies with social networking and job search strategies.

  • Favourite Quote:
  • "Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me..." - Albert Camus

Newcomer Advisor

Valeriya Polyakova

Valeriya Polyakova, Advisor

Valeriya Polyakova

Advisor for Internationally Trained Immigrants
Locations: North Campus, Lakeshore Campus
Phone: 416.675.6622 ext. 4794
Email: valeriya.polyakova@humber.ca | advising-newcomers@humber.ca
Website: www.humber.ca/advisingnewcomers

  • Areas of Expertise:
  • Valeriya is a highly skilled education professional with over 15 years of progressive and varied experience encompassing advising and coaching, teaching, career development, project management and program coordination.

  • Credentials/Career Certificates:
  • Valeriya is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) and holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics with an interdisciplinary approach that includes education, developmental psychology, socio-linguistics, and psycho-linguistics.

    Her educational background also includes a HRM postgraduate certificate from Humber College, Career Development certificate and Career and Employment Information Specialist certificate from ONESTEP Institute, Toronto.

  • Professional Affiliations:
  • She is a member of the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) - Peel Chapter, Canadian Career Information Association (CCIA), and is affiliated with numerous employment networking committees and bridging programs.

  • Passionate about:
  • Valeriya enjoys providing a balance of educational advising and program exploration to support and guide new immigrants to help them reach their goals and establish themselves as professionals in Canada.

  • Favourite Quote:
  • "Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." - Albert Schweitzer

Career Resource Developer

Ashvini Sriharan

Ashvini Sriharan

Ashvini Sriharan

Social Media and Online Resources
Locations: North Campus, Lakeshore Campus
Phone: 416.675.6622 ext. 5453
Email: ashvini.sriharan@humber.ca

  • Areas of Expertise:
  • Ashvini specializes in the research and use of online tools and social media for career development. She advises students on online portfolio building and strategic use of LinkedIn for networking and job search.

  • Credentials/Career Certificates:
  • Ashvini's current academic credentials include a BBA with area of emphasis in Marketing and Communications.

  • Passionate about:
  • Ashvini is passionate about helping others realize their potential and setting them on their way to achieve great things. In addition, she uses her passion for visual design to help students showcase their personal brand.

  • Favourite Quote:
  • "The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways." - Robert Greene, Mastery

Reception

Jesmin Fuad

Jesmin Fuad, Reception

Jesmin Fuad

Location: North Campus
Phone: 416.675.6622 ext. 4591
Email: jesmin.fuad@humber.ca

  • Areas of Expertise:
  • Jesmin has been assisting and providing front-line customer service to Humber students in Career Services for the last ten years.

  • Favourite Quote:
  • "Positive anything is better than negative nothing".

Nafeeza Kadir

Nafeeza Kadir, Student Advisor

Nafeeza Kadir

Advising & Student Academic Success Assistant
Locations: Lakeshore Campus
Phone: 416.675.6622 ext. 5028
Email: nafeeza.kadir@humber.ca

  • Credentials/Career Certificates:
  • Her academic credentials include a B.Com in International Business, Customer Service Excellence Certificate and Career Educator Certificate.

  • Professional Affliction:
  • She is a member of Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE) and the Canadian Career Information Association (CCIA).

  • Passionate About:
  • Nafeeza is driven by supporting students towards their academic achievements while encouraging student involvement in co-curricular activities.

  • Favourite Quote:
  • "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." - George Bernard Shaw

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