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VIU’s accounting program adds up to career success

Submitted by Eric Zimmer on February 23, 2024 - 2:35pm

With student-oriented, approachable, professional and passionate faculty, the Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Accounting program at Vancouver Island University provides students with a solid foundation to pursue and find success in a variety of careers in the field.

For these four alumni, taking the Accounting program has equalled a strong return on investment, with all four thriving in their chosen careers.

The power of persistence and a helping hand

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on December 9, 2023 - 12:36pm

Currently working as a nursing unit assistant at Summit Quadra Village in Victoria, VIU alum Jingjing Li says she loves her job as a “communications link” in the medical field. But there was a time when she wasn’t even sure if she would make it past the first day of VIU’s Nursing Unit Assistant certificate program. With a good dose of persistence and the assistance and advice of staff and other students, Jingjing graduated from the program last spring and began work in the industry right away.

Refugee finds future career path with new VIU program

Submitted by Eric Zimmer on November 28, 2023 - 1:57pm

For Ezat Haidary, a brand-new program at Vancouver Island University is already having a life-changing impact.

Called Trades Pathways for Newcomers, the program launched in September and supports newcomers looking for a career in the trades by ensuring they have the skills, knowledge and supports to successfully transition into the educational programs that will get them there.

Gaining real-world experiences in the publishing world

Submitted by Eric Zimmer on October 12, 2023 - 3:55pm

A new collection of academic essays published by VIU’s Liberal Studies program examines issues of morality, love and death. 

The Compass Rose: Explorations in Thought is an online collection of essays written by undergrad students at VIU and at other institutions. 

It’s a joint project between the Liberal Studies Department and the Alexandro Malaspina Research Centre. The goal is to help students gain real-world work experience that relates to what they learn in class.

My summer internship in Bali

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on October 3, 2023 - 7:45pm

I spent three months in Bali this summer interning with a non-profit organization called Yayasan Peduli Kemannusian (YPK). It’s an organization that focuses on helping people with disabilities become more independent through physical rehabilitation. Located in the city of Denpasar, YPK also offers a mobile clinic program to assist clients that live in rural areas.

Morning class mastery

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on September 26, 2023 - 9:56pm

Early morning classes can be challenging when you’re not a morning person. It’s not always easy to wake up and make it to class on time, especially if you didn’t get enough sleep the night before. But do not worry! With some creative thinking and a few clever techniques, you can learn how to master those early morning classes.

Read on for some tips that will help you make it through the week without missing an assignment or showing up late.