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A Profile of Ella Dizon, Business Administration Grad

February 24, 2021

I was a business administration CPA stream graduate several years ago and am now a Manager in a major public accounting firms. Going through the Business Administration program at Red River College helped me progress in my career. The program is tailored to have students learn the different aspects of the professional world. It does not only focus on technical skills, but also helps you develop the soft skills needed. Courses like Entrepreneurship let students experience what working in a team is like which then helps transition into the workplace. The program is created with the student’s successes in mind and one should not think that a course has more importance over others. The courses in the program all play their role in the students’ progress to help bridge into the professional world.

Smaller classes and block sections keep the college experience exciting and something to look forward to as you build invaluable relationships with both instructors and classmates. These interactions will also help with your progress in the program and break-up the dreariness of “school”.

RRC gives plenty of opportunities for students to connect with potential employers at events such as the First Impressions Recruitment Event and Directions Business Conference. These events are very valuable as they not only start your network as a student, but also allow you to connect with certain professionals within a variety of industries that can share their different experiences with you. These different perspectives could potentially help you see what the professional world looks like and help you decide if there’s a specific area you would like to focus on.
The business administration program is a very good start for anybody that is thinking of becoming a business professional. The skills learned and developed through this program will stay relevant to your future endeavours, whatever they may be.

Lastly, as much as getting good grades and graduating is the end goal, don’t forget to enjoy the ride and make sure to step out of your comfort zone and experience all that Red River College has to offer. After all, as the saying goes, “It’s the journey that matters, not the destination.”.