What were you doing before attending Sprott Shaw College?
I was a Red Seal Chef, and was injured and retraining through WorkSafeBC.
Why did you choose Sprott Shaw College?
The program was a perfect fit to gain a wide range of administrative skills for me.
How was the admissions process?
It was very easy. I was able to make an appointment with an admissions advisor days after inquiring online.
What program did you choose and why?
I picked the Executive Office Administration Diploma with Practicum Program.
I found it would provide me with a wide range of administrative skills and the practicum is a great way to get hands-on experience.
What was the environment like during your time at Sprott Shaw College?
I completed my entire diploma during the COVID-19 pandemic. All of my lectures, quizzes and exams were done through WebEx. It was a great experience and the instructors were patient and very helpful with the new technology
Where was your practicum or co-op and how was it?
My practicum was with the Mission Fire Rescue Service. It was a great experience, everyone in the office was so friendly. I got to practice and use so many of the skills I learned during my program.
If you could give advice to someone coming to Sprott Shaw, what would you say?
I would absolutely recommend the Sprott Shaw Abbotsford campus to anyone looking to go back to school. Having different instructors for each of my classes definitely prepared me for working with different supervisors and managers in the future. My instructors were all very thorough with the material and extremely easy to talk to.
Is there anything else you would like to share?
I have graduated with an honours diploma from the Executive Office Administration Program.
I had a great experience with Sprott Shaw College, I enjoyed all of my courses and instructors. All the administration staff were very friendly and easy to work with.
Especially with completing my diploma during a pandemic using a new online platform, they did an amazing job making sure we had everything we needed and that we were set up for success!
The experience of having different instructors for each class has definitely prepared me for working with different managers and supervisors in the future.
Thank you for preparing me with all of the skills that I need to move forward with this new phase in my career.
I’m looking forward to working with the employment advisors and possibly taking advantage of the refresher courses in the future.
Executive Office Administrator Program with Practicum Program