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December 4, 2008

Here’s a hiring rate that can’t be beat—in 2008 100% of the graduating class from Camosun’s Travel Counselling certificate program were hired right after graduation.

One of the graduates of July 2007 was hired the day after she graduated!

Kelsey Janssen, a Cowichan Valley resident, went to work for Marlin Travel in Victoria the day after graduating from Camosun College, and is now with Marlin Travel in Duncan.

Not only that, the Canadian Institute of Travel Counsellors (CITC) recognized the academic achievement of Kelsey Janssen this past year. She received CITC’s Wayne Church Award April 5, 2008 in recognition of earning the highest mark on the entrance exam written by a candidate from the BC and Yukon region. Janssen scored 95 per cent on the exam.

Kelsey is working toward earning her Travel Counsellor certification through the CITC. Her ultimate goal is to specialize in escorting travel groups, particularly cruises and walking tours. At Marlin Travel, Kelsey is gaining experience organizing group travel and escorting tours. She is currently planning a tour in 2010 to the Oberammergau Passion Play in the Bavarian Alps.

“You have to be passionate about people and travel to be a good travel agent,” says Janssen. “Whether it’s a get-away weekend to Vancouver, or a around-the-world trip, I find I bring all my curiosity, training and experience to the planning process.”

If you’d like to help make dream trips come true, book a seat now in Camosun’s six-month, full-time Travel Counselling program. The program starts January 19, and there’s still time to enrol.



Last updated: June 8, 2009 3:21 pm

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