February 28, 2014 - 1:47 PM
Fourth year Okanagan College student Monika Jassi pursued her degree at the Vernon campus for the obvious advantages, including living at home and saving money, but she quickly found she reaped the rewards of the College’s academic experience.
“We do tons of case work and group presentations in the Business Program. Our projects require detailed business planning, problem analysis and public speaking,” says Jassi.
“Okanagan College Business students benefit from the real world opportunities built into their curriculum,” says Jane Lister, Regional Deal of the North Okanagan.
“They partner with community groups to plan and execute events and initiatives that must be logistically and economically viable. When they finish their degrees, they already have a solid foundation of practical experience.”
Experience counts and Jassi has also found that the small class sizes and high professor-student ratio helped her get a strong grasp on the course material as well.
“With only 15 students in a class, your teachers get to know you very well. You feel comfortable asking questions and getting one-on-one help whenever you need it.”
Jassi’s education has prepared her for the next step, which is moving to Calgary after graduation starting her marketing career, although her parents might have something to say about it.
“They want me to pursue my master’s degree right away,” she says, “but I’d really like to work for a while.”
Mix and mingle with students like Jassi at the Business Program Information Session taking place on Mar. 5 at 6 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre at Okanagan College’s Vernon Campus.
Interested students are invited to come and speak with current students and professors about the benefits of studying at the College. They will have the opportunity to learn about job opportunities for business grads, understand how courses transfer from certificates to diplomas to degrees, and determine how to pay for their education.
News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2014