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Opening The Door To Endless Opportunities – A Profile Curtis Champagne, Business Administration Grad

February 24, 2021

My time at Red River College was an unforgettable experience. Before starting the program, I had my fair share of trials and tribulations when it came to schooling and jobs. I am not the student who came to the program knowing exactly what I wanted to do with a business diploma, but instead, I was willing to take a risk and find my path along the way. I could not be happier that I made the decision to attend College. RRC has opened the door for endless opportunities.

The business program includes many assignments and projects that force you out of your comfort zone and allow you to reflect real-world scenarios. The role-plays, oral presentations, and group work allow for an easy transition into the workplace. Along the way, you will get to know some incredibly unique and gifted classmates. They will push you to be better and many will become close friends.

I could not have asked for more support from each and every one of my instructors. I am truly grateful to have had the mentors that I did throughout the two-year program. Being able to learn from instructors with real-life experience is a benefit that must not be overlooked. Ask them many questions and absorb as much of their knowledge as you possibly can.

A highlight from my time at Red River College has to be the entrepreneurship course where you learn the vital aspects of what it takes to develop a business plan and start a business within your group. Through the highs and lows that come with group projects, you learn that you cannot be successful unless you utilize the strengths of everyone involved in the process. Not only was our group able to overcome the obstacles we faced, we managed to come out on top and win the EP Trade Show for our year! A memory our team will always cherish when we look back on our time at RRC.

A unique opportunity, and one I would highly recommend each student attend, is the Directions Business Conference. This conference allows you to connect and network with employees, potential employers, and business owners of all types of companies, giving you the chance to pick the brains of individuals who were once in the same position as you. Taking advantage of this program in both years will allow you to experience what qualities employers are looking for in a graduate. This conference helped steer my path towards the financial services major with total confidence.

I have one word for those looking to embark on their journey at Red River College: Commit. Not just to the program, but to yourself.

Set your goals and know the reasons why you strive to complete your secondary education. You will leave the program with pride, confidence, and the fulfillment of many other graduates before you.