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How much will where I went to school affect my career?

Here’s my story: I moved from home and studied Fine Arts Advanced at Georgian College, north of Toronto, knowing one day I was going to be living in the big city. Realizing I can actually just take the Advertising Program and up my chances of getting into the industry creatively that way …

About to graduate, but not sure if advertising is right for me

I am one of the students whom you have presented to at Mohawk College in Hamilton.. (great job by the way!) and I’m wondering which direction I should take for my career. I have been working in Special Events for about 6 months part time with the College and thought I’de …

College vs. university for creatives

I want to suceeed in advertising. I want to be the best damn creative since Bernbach. So, for my schooling, would it be best to attend a university and get a degree and then go into a college ad program? I’d like to be a CD and then own my own shop and a …

Help! I need an internship!

I am currently a senior at a university in Pennsylvania. I will be moving to the GTA soon and I need an internship in order to graduate. I have been trying to get some information from just about anyone in advertising for a long time now and no one will reply. …

Most thorough ad school in Toronto?

I am currently trying to evaluate the best or at least a reputable advertsing program at a Toronto college, university or Academy to pursue. I tend to find many mixed emotions regarding some of these programs. I spent a few months at the International Academy of Design & Technology but dropped out …

Researching ad schools in US, UK and Canada

I am an English Language Teaching graduate from a university in Turkey. I realized, though late, that i would like to be in advertising business as a copywriter. This is something I really want very much. On the other hand I have no education related to advertising. I now believe I need …

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About Jancy

'Jancy' is Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk, Co-Founders of Swim, a unique “creative leadership training lab for advertising creatives and marketers.” Prior to Swim, Jancy was globally renowned as the Co-Chief Creative Officers of Ogilvy & Mather Toronto, a position they held for thirteen of the twenty years they were a creative duo at the agency. Over the years they've racked up Cannes Lions, Clios, One Show pencils and CA credits, and have lead their shop to two Cannes Lions Grand Prix and a Grand Clio. They've judged CA, Cannes, D&AD, the One Show, the Clios and other prestigious award shows. Creativity named them two of the top 50 creative people of 2008. Known for their outspoken, no-bullshit style and a passion for mentoring juniors, they're ready to give you advice if you're ready to take it.

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