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Sean Friend, B.Comm, Marketing & General Business

Sean Friend

Commercial Insurance Account Manager, Brownridge & Company Insurance

JDCW Involvement: Athletic Team 2011, Not-for-Profit 2012 (and Director of Charity), Co-Captain 2013 

JDC West played such a significant role in my learning and development throughout the course of my undergraduate degree at UNBC. Being able to apply knowledge learned in the classroom to real world situations while working in a team setting alongside local leaders in our business community provided a learning experience you can’t find anywhere else. I was fortunate enough to also have had the opportunity to practice various other management, organizational and team development skills while acting as a co-captain of the team. The support provided by local mentors, community partners and sponsors helped equip me with the tools and skill sets that were applicable and beneficial as I entered into the workforce upon graduation. Since finishing my degree, the connections I gained while participating in JDC West have played a significant role in my success as a Commercial Insurance Account Manager at Brownridge & Company Insurance. The program at UNBC gave me the confidence to excel in my role and provided me with a large network which crucial in our industry.

I continue to mentor students on UNBC’s JDC West team in hopes that I can help provide them with the same learning experience I was afforded while taking part. It is very rewarding to see all of the time & effort the students invest in JDC West pay off not only at the competition itself, but in their careers post-graduation. Brownridge & Company Insurance has also been fortunate enough to employ multiple team members over the past 5 years which has led to my continued involvement and support of the team.

Date: September 13, 2016