FKRM Alumni

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Our alumni are located all over the globe, making an impact using the experiences and education they received as students in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management.

We’re featuring a selection of our grads on our UMToday network page in a Q&A section entitled KinRec Connect. In this feature, we learn about our featured grad's career path since graduating from U of M, as well as some tips and advice for current/prospective students.


 

Giulia De Leo, B.Kin, 2008

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WHAT YEAR DID YOU GRADUATE FROM U OF M AND WHAT WAS YOUR DEGREE/MAJOR?

I graduated in Feb. 2008 majoring in Kinesiology – Health and Wellness stream. That is ten years ago this year!

COULD YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR CAREER SINCE YOU GRADUATED? WHAT’S YOUR CURRENT POSITION, AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT IT?

Once I graduated, I volunteered at several gyms throughout the city. I also began one-on-one personal training right out of school. In Aug. 2009, I started my own business, De Leo Athletics, which offered private, small group training and bootcamps. My career has provided me with so many amazing opportunities to work with a wide range of people and athletes which always keeps things interesting. During my career I have worked with everyday individuals trying to get in shape to elite NHL athletes, I have even had the opportunity to work with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers leading the team in day after game recovery exercises. In 2016 I had the opportunity to work on television as a off ice trainer for the reality TV show Hit The Ice. You never know what kind of interesting opportunities can come your way!

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Chris Chong, B.RM.C.D., 2012

Chris Chong

 

WHAT YEAR DID YOU GRADUATE FROM U OF M AND WHAT WAS YOUR DEGREE/MAJOR?

I graduated in Feb. 2012 with a Bachelor of Recreation Management and Community Development.

COULD YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR CAREER SINCE YOU GRADUATED? WHAT’S YOUR CURRENT POSITION, AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT IT?

When I graduated, I was fortunate enough to have already been employed with Recreation Services within the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management starting in Sept. 2009. I worked closely with the Coordinator of Intramurals, Clubs and Special Events and oversaw a lot of the day-to-day operations of those campus programs. I was also the League Convenor of the University of Manitoba hockey, basketball and soccer leagues until Dec. 2013.

From there, I thought I should explore other opportunities in recreation and sport outside of the faculty, and in general, the University of Manitoba (I had already spent so much time there as a student!). I joined the Manitoba Major Soccer League and was its Member Services Coordinator until March 2015. I eventually returned to the university as a Student Recruitment Representative in the Admissions Office and then re-joined Recreation Services as a customer service representative at the Active Living Centre in Oct. 2015.

In Jan. 2016, I began my current position as the special events & projects coordinator for Volleyball Manitoba. I knew I wanted a career in sport administration before graduating but after graduating, I realized that I also really enjoyed event management. My current position allows me to do both as the event coordinator of Super-Spike, one of Canada’s biggest outdoor/beach volleyball tournaments, and overseeing other Volleyball Manitoba day-to-day operations.

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