50 Grads, 50 Years

In honour of Champlain College Saint-Lambert’s 50th anniversary, we followed up with 50 of our graduates to highlight their achievements.


In honour of the Champlain Saint-Lambert’s 50th anniversary, the college has followed up with 50 of its alumni to see where their paths have led after their time in Cegep. These 50 former students have gone on to accomplish amazing things and their paths show just how much is possible for a Champlain grad.

Terence Dobson

How this Sport Marketing grad landed a ‘dream job’ at Hockey Canada

Terence Dobson (Sport Marketing and Management, 2009) said he feels “extremely blessed” to have landed a job as the manager of member engagement at Hockey Canada.

He was always passionate about sports, but ironically never played hockey as a kid.

Dobson’s interest in soccer, basketball, football and volleyball drove him to look around for a way to make a career out of his passion for sports.

“I don’t think I’d be happy doing something that I didn’t love, something I wasn’t passionate about,” he said.

After coming to the realization that he’d never be a pro athlete, Dobson decided working in sport management or administration would be “the next best thing.”

He chose Champlain as one of the few institutions that offer a Sport Marketing and Management program and said “it ended up being a great fit.”

After college, Dobson went on to study Marketing and Management at Concordia’s John Molson School of Business.

When he started looking for work, Dobson realized that all signs were pointing one way: “In Canada, there’s a lot more opportunities for hockey than other sports because it’s so popular.”

In 2017, Dobson jumped from a job doing marketing and coordination for a youth basketball league in Montreal to a position at Hockey Canada.

In his role in member engagement, Dobson helps manage meetings, events and programs between all the provincial branches of the organization across the country.

“If you told me while I was doing my three-year program at Champlain that I would be working for Hockey Canada one day… it’s a dream job. I couldn’t be happier honestly.”

Dobson’s advice for current students and recent grads: “You have to work hard especially in the sports field. There’s going to be a lot of people applying for the same jobs. It comes a lot easier if you really love what you’re doing and you really work hard for it. Be likeable, be positive, be eager, be willing to help out in any way possible.”

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