BRINGING REAL-WORLD WINS TO THE MARKETING CLASSROOM
Canada’s Next Top Ad Exec is a new kind of experiential education where students are allowed the freedom, challenge and curiosity offered by playgrounds. They choose and participate in activities important to them, set their own priorities and see the result of their efforts and motivation. They also develop habits valued by employers – learning and operating effectively in teams, dealing with ambiguity, overcoming adversity and thriving in situations with limited resources and direction. In effect students change their traditionally held views of teaching and learning.
Top Ad Exec was one of the most impactful experiences of my undergrad. I was able to test working with Bram, who later became my Co-Founder, and learned how strong a duo we were. I would highly recommend CNTAE to anyone that is considering a career in marketing or entrepreneurship!
Since the competition Mark has appeared on CBC’s Dragon’s Den, scoring a $120,000 investment for “Hangry”. One glance at Mark’s resume and you’ll quickly realize that this bright and talented individual does not accept the status quo – making him a fierce entrepreneur.
Since the competition Ryan became the Senior Manager of Marketing with the Niagara Parks Commission,
as well as the Vice-President of CoMotion Group.
Top Ad Exec was one of the most fulfilling experiences within my undergrad! I currently work in consulting, focusing on customer & marketing, enablement, and go-to-market strategy. The program has immensely impacted the beginning of career and taught me how to communicate with clients, craft creative and appealing presentations, prioritize customer research, and take a strategic approach towards each project!
Top Ad was one of the most challenging but fulfilling experiences of my undergrad! It allowed me to hone my creativity and business skills outside of the classroom. The program opened up to many opportunities to meet new people in the industry and gave me the chance to intern at Microsoft which was an experience I’ll never forget! It completely changed the course of my marketing career.