Marine Institute graduate enhances problem-solving skills with every voyage
Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Fall graduate Jake Hollett combined a love of being on the water and a talent for fixing things into a career as a marine engineer.Jake Hollett

Since May, he has worked as a third-class marine engineer with Algoma Central Corp., a shipping company operating vessels in the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway and Atlantic Canada.

“It’s a great job. We are responsible for every piece of machinery on the ship, so that includes the main engine and all associated maintenance with that, and the generators, electrical, wiring and plumbing.”

Eye on the future

Mr. Hollett also has an eye on a long-term future that may not include monthly shift rotations onboard ships.

Last spring he completed a Bachelor of Maritime Studies (Maritime Management), an online program focused on the impact of human resources, economics, marketing and quality management in the marine industry. It is offered by the Marine Institute’s School of Maritime Studies.

“It aligns with what I want to do in future and included courses like the business of shipping, economics and conflict management. Down the road, I could have opportunities to work in an office job.”

This week he receives his degree during Memorial’s fall convocation. Learn more in the Gazette.

Jake Hollett