Part of our ongoing Alumni Series
BCIT prides itself on producing career-ready graduates. Knowing this, we’ve decided to track down some of our successful alumni and have them share their stories with us.
Our first profile for our alumni series features Troy Abromaitis, a 2005 graduate of our Marketing Management, Commercial Real Estate program. We asked Troy to share a little about his career and what he’s been up to since graduation.
Why did you choose BCIT?
I selected BCIT because it provides great career opportunities and a great atmosphere for students. BCIT is globally renowned and students from all over the world come here to pursue their higher studies. It has a strong reputation in the world market and people respect your skills and talent once you love into the professional world.
Graduates from BCIT are placed in top companies and top positions around the province and country. BCIT is a hub for local and foreign students. It offers a motivational atmosphere to students which enable them to excel within their chosen profession.
First job out of BCIT?
Development Manager at Wallmark Homes.
Where are you working and why are you there?
I am working at the Bucci Group of Companies. The legacy of Bucci Developments was certainly a factor. I am proud to work for a company with such a long history of leadership and excellence in the industry. Also, a good friend of the mine for the last fourteen years told me that their culture supports learning and development on the job and rewards hard work.
Who has helped you get to where you are? What did they provide/do that was remarkable/ helpful?
Bill Phillips (an instructor). As a mentor he empowers his students to reach for their dreams and sets them on the path to success. Bill was pivotal in my career achievements and is a trusted advisor and friend.
What your favorite project that you have worked on so far?
The Radius project in Calgary. This project contains 201 inspiring homes with amazing views and seamlessly integrated indoor-outdoor spaces. Radius will be the largest LEED Platinum project to date in Calgary. It will be designed, built and finished with the utmost of care and will add to the Bucci legacy of quality developments.
What are three words that describe BCIT?
Do you think it’s important to give back to BCIT? Why?
If you are fortunate enough to find success, it is your opportunity to send the ladder down and lift others up as we climb. Giving back is the right thing to do. By helping tomorrow’s leaders get started on their dreams, you will help them and they will in turn help you.
About the Program
BCIT’s Marketing Management, Professional Real Estate Option, is a 2-year full time program, offered at the Burnaby Campus. This program is the only one in Canada to work in conjunction with UBC’s Sauder School of Business.
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