Life After Lakehead: Careers

Exceptional Alumni. Unconventional Careers
Where will your Lakehead degree take you?

With over 60,000 alumni around the world and an employment rate of 96.7% within two years of graduation, Lakehead has proven that a student-centred focus fosters academic success and nurtures the unconventional learning paths that lead to exceptional experiences in university and beyond. 

Not all journeys lead to the destination you might expect. Check out just a few of the exceptional and unconventional voyages that Lakehead has launched for so many of its students.

All unique. All transformative. All far from ordinary.

Derek BuitenhuisDerek Buitenhuis – Video Encoding Engineer, Vimeo
Computer Science Graduate

A Video Encoding Engineer for Vimeo who finds himself jet-setting all over the world to Paris, Dublin, Brussels, Berlin, Seattle and New York for business and pleasure

Mike RapinoMichael Rapino – CEO & President, LIVE Nation
Business Graduate

CEO & President of LIVE Nation leading the company's transformation into becoming the #1 live music brand in the world.


Coleman HellColeman Hell – Recording Artist, Columbia Records
English Graduate

Singled out by Spotify as one of a few Canadian artists "poised to hit it big" in 2015. His song "2 Heads" has over 20 million streams worldwide on Spotify


Shandor AlphonsoShandor Alphonso – Linesman, National Hockey League (NHL)
Business Graduate

From the Thunderwolves Men's Hockey team to the NHL, Alphonso is the newest member to the National Hockey League Officials Association


Dominic Man-KitDominic Man-Kit Lam – Founder of the World Eye Organization, a self-funded charity that is building eye treatment centres all over China
Science Graduate

Researcher on edible vaccines for animals and humans and a practicing visual artist


Diane AltinbilekDiane Altinbilek – Online Educator with Sioux Hudson Literacy Council's Good Learning Anywhere Program
Sociology Grad: Master of Arts in Sociology Graduate 

Learning about current Aboriginal issues and strategizing solutions through the creation of various programs involving literacy and basic skills-building and culture-centred learning opportunities 


Scott KressScott Kress – Founder of Summit Team Building
Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism Graduate

Running team building programs for corporate teams throughout Canada and in the USA; Guiding ill and injured Canadian soldiers on wilderness expeditions as part of an initiative through True Patriot Love


Joanne WolnikJoanne Wolnik – Tourism Product Development Manager for the Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation
Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism Graduate; Master of Business Administration Graduate

Implementing practical tools for strategic planning and problem solving in a variety of situations


James MasonJames Mason – Music librarian at the University of Toronto
Music Graduate

Working with one of the largest collections of music in any library in Canada and North America 


Devon StillwellDevon Stillwell – Postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of the History of Medicine
History & English Graduate; Master of Arts in History Graduate

Doing archival research on the history of genetics in the United States and working on a book focused on the history of genetic counselling

Katie BabinKatie Babin — Environmental Technician for Baffinland
Environmental Management Graduate

Putting her degree on environmental management into practice at a mine in Canada's high arctic  




Samantha Angove – Principle Art Auctioneer, Park West Gallery
Psychology Graduate
Works on international cruise ships to auction artworks by both emerging artists and well-known artists, such as Rembrandt or Picasso 

Michael Kipper – Software Engineer, GOOGLE
Engineering – Software Graduate
As a Bachelor of Engineering (Software) graduate, Michael has taken his talents to doing cool things for Google in California 

Sabrina Francescut – Ergonomic Health Consultant, Work Safety Network
Kinesiology Graduate
Specializes in health and safety training and education on the job 

Anthony Leblanc – Co-owner, President & CEO of the Arizona Coyotes NHL club
Political Science Graduate
Giving back to the community through involvement in the Coyotes Foundation and the Greater Phoenix Boys and Girls Club

Bediako Buahene - OCHA Somalia Protection Unit 
History Graduate
Immigration lawyer now working for the UN in Syria insuring the legal rights of refugees and others under UN care

Sarah Hueniken - Private Guide & Business Owner
Outdoor Recreation Graduate
World-class mountain and ice climber while full time ACMG Alpine Guide with own guiding business in Canmore, Alberta

Donald Chow - Physician 
Science Graduate
Team and Head Doctor for the NHL Ottawa Senators along with staff at Ottawa Civic Hospital subspecializing in spinal and orthopedic trauma surgery


Where will your Lakehead degree take you?