Douglas College enhances its business street cred
Douglas College has become the only Canadian postsecondary institution to make a list of the top sales schools in North America.
According to a Douglas College news release, the Ohio-based Sales Education Foundation restricts the list to schools that offer three sales-specific courses and sales internships to students.
Douglas College offers three such courses as well as sales internships to those seeking a diploma in marketing.
More than 20,000 full-time and part-time students attend Douglas College campuses in New Westminster and Coquitlam.
One of its most famous graduates is businessman Frank Giustra, a mining entrepreneur and founder of Lionsgate Films.
Giustra, who funds scholarships at Douglas College, is a friend of former U.S. president Bill Clinton.
Together, they formed the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, which assists social enterprises in India and South America.