Alumni Spotlight: Nicole Ralph

Photo credit: Nicole Ralph

Full name: Nicole Ralph

Program:  Esthetics & Spa Therapies

Grad Year: 2020

Current Position: Esthetician

What is your favourite Seneca memory?

My first time participating in the Seneca Open House.

If you could give one piece of advice to a student completing the same program as you, what would it be?

Ask for help when you need it. There isn’t one professor I’ve had whom I was afraid to ask for help about course material and/or career guidance. They all want to see you succeed in school and beyond.

How has your career evolved?

I’ve discovered what area of the industry I have a true passion for and I know exactly what career I want to work towards outside of the spa environment.  

How did your Seneca program help you get to where you are now/your current career?  

The different opportunities to participate in off/on campus events exposed me to different people/networking opportunities and allowed me to discuss my passion for skincare. Most importantly, the training and guidance I received from professors gave me the confidence to apply to many spas I initially thought were “out of my league”.

Do you have any other thoughts or memories you would like to share?

Whether you are a student right out of high school or a mature student like I was, I highly recommend volunteering to be part of the SMILE program. You get to meet and learn about so many different people.  Take advantage of the fitness center and the ice arena too. Both are great places to relieve any stress especially during midterms/finals!

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