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Georgian accelerates student success

Georgian accelerates student success

Joe Beleskey stands next to the logo for Rival, his company

Joe Beleskey

Vice President and General Manager, Rival Office Solutions


Business - Marketing



According to Joe, interacting with customers and working with dedicated and hardworking staff are the best parts of this job. His greatest accomplishments have been building something from nothing, selling his first fax machine, and growing to 3,000 clients across southern Ontario. Read more...

A black and white photo of a student with makeup running down her face. In the background, a man walks away, leaving snowy footprints.

Students share what’s behind and in front of the lens at photo exhibition

Digital Photography and Imaging students in the Portfolio Development 1 course showcased their work in December at an exhibition exploring parenthood, faith and rites of passage. Paula Hernández and Crystal Baker were two of many talented individuals whose powerful work and stories were on display. Read more...


Georgian College fosters a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation, preparing students to become not only job seekers, but also job creators. Working together with industry and community partners, Georgian offers relevant, cutting-edge curriculum, quality work placements and co-op experiences.

Career-focused programs

With more than 120 career-focused programs across seven locations in Central Ontario (Barrie, Midland, Muskoka, Orangeville, Orillia, Owen Sound and South Georgian Bay), Georgian serves 11,000 full-time students and 28,000 Continuing Education registrants annually. Advanced study options, including the only four-year automotive management and golf management degrees in Canada, are offered through the one-of-a-kind Georgian University Partnership Centre.

Top honours

Georgian received the highest score among Ontario colleges in the 2013 International Student Barometer – ranking number three in the world – and has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers seven times and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers four years in a row.

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