Name: Austin Quinn School: Acadia University Area of Study: Finance Years as Franchise Manager: 3 Quote:
University First Class Painters has given work experience that is unparalleled to any job opportunity throughout my education. Offering a unique and rare opportunity to gain the vital skills that are needed in business.
Name: Avery Birch School: Dalhousie University Area of Study: Commerce Years as Franchise Manager: 5 Quote:
My experience at UFCP has been nothing short of amazing. The skills, attitude, and professional experience I have gained are unparalleled from any other opportunity available as a student. Running your own business is never easy, but UFCP shortens that learning curve to a single, high achieving, summer. I would recommend this opportunity to anyone looking for more out of their degree.
Name: Jarod Newcombe School: Acadia University Area of Study: Business Years as Franchise Manager: 2 Quote:
I have been thrilled with my experience with UFCP. I was challenged regularly, and able to learn a lot from my 2 years as manager. Being back in the classroom I am able to relate the theory I’m learning today to the practical experience of running my own painting business, which is a major benefit!
Name: Justine Becker School: University of Alberta Area of Study: BKin / BEd Years as Franchise Manager: 3 Quote:
UFCP has brought me life business experiences that I never knew I needed. It challenged me in ways that school never has and it has given me hands on, real life lessons that I will keep with me for the rest of my life. Being a franchise manager has taken me out of my comfort zone and has pushed me toward a better future. I am proud to be a part of such an amazing company and to get the opportunity to work with so many self driven individuals. I cannot wait for what is to come!
Name: Kyle Barkhouse School: Mount Saint Vincent Area of Study: Business Years as Franchise Manager: 5 Quote:
“Working with University First Class Painters has provided me with the greatest opportunity not only to learn about running a proper business but to learn and grow as a person. This job allows you to see the return on work you put into your business with no true limitations on the success a manager can achieve. This was my best opportunity to gain valuable business and life experience, by also making more money than any other summer job. “It is not only how hard you work, but how smart you work that makes one successful”.
Name: Matt Samson School: University of New Brunswick Area of Study: Business Years as Franchise Manager: 2 Quote:
I had so many questions and didn’t really know how to start a business until I signed on with University First Class Painters. Combining presentations with hands on training in subjects such as marketing, human resources, management and sales, they give you what you need in order to succeed. I now know the fundamentals of owning and operating a small service business.
Name: Nathan Bancroft School: University of Calgary Area of Study: Business & Economics Years as Franchise Manager: 7 Quote:
I have operated for four summers while pursuing a double degree at the University of Calgary. I took a year off to work at a bank then came back to UFCP and our team is now operating a year round basis.
Name: Rob Shouldice School: University of Victoria Area of Study: Business Years as Franchise Manager: 2 Quote:
“UFCP has pushed my boundaries of what I thought was possible for a young adult. It has taught me invaluable skills that allow me to coach, grow and put systems in place to make my business run smoothly. Over the last two years UFCP has redefined how I perceive work/work ethic and has shown me what steps I have to take to be successful.”
Name: Sam Jennings School: Saint Mary's University Area of Study: Commerce Years as Franchise Manager: 3 Quote:
Whether you are in management, engineering or even psychology it is a valuable lesson to be in charge and manage a group of people and complete a task. All in all I feel that if you’re dedicated, self motivated and want to relieve financial stress while receiving relevant life experience UFCP is the way to go.
Name: Thomas Martin School: Saint Mary's University Area of Study: Political Science and History Years as Franchise Manager: 3 Quote:
UFCP is not just another summer job. It provides room for growth and success based on the work that you put in. It has shown me the kind of success I can have long term by building on the skills needed to run a business and I will use those skills for the rest of my professional career.
Name: Virginia Greer School: Dalhousie University Area of Study: Mechanical Engineering Years as Franchise Manager: 2 Quote:
UFCP has enhanced previous skills and developed skills that will be useful throughout my Engineering degree. Having been able to provide quality service and having personal connections with my clients had allowed me to have such a successful first year with this company. The support system of the company as a whole, has pushed me to challenge myself in ways that I didn’t think possible! This has allowed the quality and hard work of not only myself but my painters to not go unnoticed. UFCP was the push I needed to continue and uplift motivation, not only in a work aspect but within my continuing education.
Name: Zachary Shearing School: University of Victoria Area of Study: Commerce Years as Franchise Manager: 2 Quote:
UFCP has given me the opportunity to be my own small business owner and has taught me a lot about life. In my first year I learned how to do door to door sales, quote jobs, handle clients, be a boss, and become a better person in the process! I’m very happy to be back working and look forward to the future.