Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology - Ottawa, OntarioContact Information:
Admissions Office Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology Woodroffe Campus 1385 Woodroffe Avenue Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2G 1V8
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|Country of Origin:||Turkey|
|Field of Study:||Broadcasting - Television|
Student Story:I graduated from Istanbul University's Business Administration Faculty in 2004. I had a bachelor's degree for business administration but I never felt that was enough. I had always wanted to study cinema or television, so I decided to take a step towards my dream: I went to Canada to study "television broadcasting" at Algonquin College.
Algonquin College's TV Broadcasting program is a two-year hands-on program that gives one all the necessary information and experience about TV production. I had understood that I made the right decision the day I walked into the college. The two fully equipped TV Studios and all the technical stuff that the college had blew my mind!
It was so exciting to learn by doing: I was using the cameras, directing TV shows, shooting, directing, editing short dramas, creating ideas for TV shows or commercials and many more.
I knew so many valuable people at Algonquin whom I will not forget all my life long. I had real friends. Now they're working in the Canadian tv and film industry and having those contacts is a real plus for me.
Ottawa is a nice place to live. The winter is cold, yes. But drinking a hot coffee while watching the snow flying around outside, and thinking how warm the people of this cold country are is a perfect feeling, believe me! After all, it is not always that cold! I remember in the summer time it was way hotter in Ottawa than it was here in Istanbul. Ottawa has a lot to offer to international students. And most important of all: it is safe. It is really safe to live in Canada, and I think Ottawa is one of the safest places in Canada.
When I came back to Turkey, first I started to work at Kanalturk. I was a news producer at the news center of Kanalturk. And now I work at CNN Turk's program department as a production assistant.
So yes, I had taken a step towards my dreams in 2004. Now in 2007, I see my dream came true…I made it come true.
Do not delay your dreams. Algonquin's TV Broadcasting program might be the right place for you as it was for me.
Ozgun graduated from Algonquin College in 2006