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VIU partners with Digital Marketing Institute to offer new certification

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on March 13, 2024 - 12:08pm

Students in VIU’s Master of Business Administration program are honing their skills in the digital marketing realm.

More than 100 MBA students have earned their Digital Marketing Associate Certification this year. This is the first class to receive this credential, which is thanks to a partnership with the Digital Marketing Institute.

Embedding this certification in the MBA curriculum is a chance for aspiring digital marketers to enhance their expertise and understanding of t he field.

Business etiquette tips for students

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on January 2, 2024 - 1:52pm

Making your way in the professional world involves more than just what you know. How you act and present yourself is just as important. At Vancouver Island University, a key focus is on preparing our students for the realities of the workplace. This includes the critical social skills needed to succeed in Canada’s unique business environment.

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.

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.

Student leader reflects on the power of community and connections

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on June 13, 2023 - 2:42pm

When Tapiwa Shoko, also known as Taps, began searching for post-secondary opportunities, Vancouver Island University caught his eye due to the hands-on learning opportunities available. Taps, from Harare, Zimbabwe, graduates from VIU this June with a Bachelor of Hospitality Management. He is currently working as a student ambassador and for VIU Residences and exploring future options.