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Three ways to make yourself more resilient

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on April 16, 2024 - 1:03pm

Recently a work colleague sent me a Ted Talk on resilience. My colleague and I discussed how we encounter people who do not seem to be aware of their own resilience. Why this happens is puzzling as we are all resilient people. Regularly I meet people with horrible traumas in their childhood who go on to become amazing people who achieve many things both socially and vocationally. So it seemed like writing about the message I heard in this Ted Talk might be helpful. It was presented by Dr.

Finances: A 101 guide for students

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on March 28, 2024 - 6:00pm

The other day, I was having dinner with a few friends. As we talked about rent and mortgages, I realized that somewhere between arguing about whether Ronaldo is better than Messi, and whether investing in stocks is better than mutual funds, we grew up.

The sad but true reality is that we’re adulting. And whether we like it or not, finances are a big part of that. We must learn how to deal with our money so we can pay for school and still have money left over for groceries. It can be scary and confusing, but it’s important.

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.