What were you doing before attending Sprott Shaw College?

Before Sprott Shaw, I was a production manager at a local grocery retailer.

Why did you choose Sprott Shaw College?

I chose Sprott Shaw because my mom attended the college 2 years prior. It was such an amazing experience for her. I felt that I would achieve my goals and have a positive experience like she did.

How was the admissions process?

The admissions process was easy. Phil was my advisor. He was very knowledgeable and helpful and encouraging. I knew I was making the right decision.

What program did you choose and why?

I chose the Executive office administration program. I felt that this program was going to open many opportunities for me and gave me more avenues to explore to advance in different fields.

What was the environment like during your time at Sprott Shaw College?

The environment at the Victoria campus was very inviting. I loved that the class sizes were small, everyone on campus was friendly and helpful.

Where was your practicum or co-op and how was it?

I chose not to include the practicum in my course. Being a mature student, I felt I had enough work experience to go straight to work after graduation.

How long did it take you to find a job after graduation?

I was hired by an environmental consulting company the week I graduated from Sprott Shaw.

Where do you work? Can you explain your duties?

I work at TerraWest Environmental. We are a consulting company that specializes in remediation, asbestos, and groundwater and soil sampling. My daily tasks involve entering A/P, opening projects in the software BQ CORE, event planning and travel arrangement around the province for four offices in BC.

If you could give advice to someone coming to Sprott Shaw, what would you say?

Take one day at a time. Keep on top of your home work. Read the questions carefully. Finally if your struggling to understand, speak up and ask the teachers. No question is a stupid question.

Is there anything else you would like to share?

Sprott Shaw is full of amazing teachers and staff. The support you receive from them is incredible. The education you get at Sprott Shaw, is undeniably the best. I recommend Sprott Shaw College to everyone.

Theresa Robinson,
Executive Office Administration program
  Victoria Campus

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