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Tell us about your role at Sterling College As president of Sterling College, I am responsible for all aspects of the college. For me, the key is making sure we have excellent people and resources to ensure our students get the best possible educational experience. At Sterling College, we are totally committed to our students’ success. That commitment starts with me and extends through every member of our staff. Tell us a bit about Sterling College. What makes Sterling unique? If you get an opportunity to visit the college—and I recommend that you do—you’ll notice something very special about us. Not only will you find that the campus provides a comfortable learning environment, but there’s something more: everyone here shares a spirit of warmth and friendliness, a genuine sense of caring and mutual respect between students, staff and instructors alike. This carries over to all aspects of the school, which are designed to...

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? There are many reasons why people find entrepreneurship appealing; you can create your own schedule, find meaning in your work, pursue your passion, and maybe even make the world a better place if even in your own small way. But being an entrepreneur involves much more than working from your laptop on a beach in Thailand. There is a lot of hard work involved, and it’s not always smooth sailing. In fact, it’s pretty much guaranteed not to be. Still, it’s an endeavor worth pursuing if you are prepared for what lies ahead. Read on for the top 5 qualities of people who are best suited to entrepreneurship. Ambitious If you are an entrepreneur, you will not be working under anyone. You are the boss. This means you must be self-motivated enough to do what needs to be done without direction from someone...

Curious about what your career options are after taking a business administration program? This type of education opens doors in a wide variety of sectors, allowing you to choose the path that best suits you. Whether you prefer to work with numbers, or in something more creative, the options are practically endless with the skill set that you develop. Read on for a short list of examples of careers you can pursue after taking a business program: Project Administration: What’s it all about? Project Administrators provide professional administrative support for the company and assist the project manager and/or team as needed. They are essential to keeping a project running smoothly. They may offer support in client communications, scheduling, ordering, or preparing reports or presentations. What skills do you need? Project Administrators should be very organized and have excellent communication and time management skills. There are normally many things on the go at once,...

There’s no avoiding it; being in college will require you to use your writing skills almost every day. This can be particularly challenging if you are an international student and English is your second language. Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take to improve the quality of your writing. Here are our top five tips: Read More Reading is a great way to find out what it is that makes a story or article informative and engaging. The more you expose yourself to great writing, the more you will be able to incorporate more great things into your work. If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, you can even take the time to highlight sections that could be useful for you to reference later. This technique can help you improve your spelling and increase your vocabulary. Write Every Day Another great daily practice is to write as often as you can. This doesn’t mean...

Most people feel at least some nervousness before an interview, whether they've had only one interview before or fifty of them already. One of the best things that can be done to ease nerves and have a positive experience is to be prepared. And when it comes to standing out to a potential employer, it’s all about the details. So read on, and take note of our top dos and don’ts for your next interview. DOs: Research.  Make sure that you know a few key things about the company you are applying for before your interview. There is usually plenty of information that you can gather about a company through their website and social media accounts. This research will help you to explain why you would be a good fit for the company and well suited to the position. If the job is in an industry that is new to you, research the...

Did you know that Sterling College offers three business programs? Well, we do! These programs are designed to enhance skills, build expertise and gain valuable work experience. For those with little to no previous business experience, we offer a Diploma in Business Administration. This diploma can be completed in only one year and is an excellent option for those who are just starting out and looking for employment in a business-related position. For those who already have an undergraduate degree or five or more years of related experience, we offer the Postgraduate Certificate in Procurement and Supply Chain Management and the Postgraduate Certificate in Business Management. All programs are available with co-op options, so you can obtain that perfect combination of in-class learning and hands-on work experience. Diploma in Business Administration  Program Focus: The year starts off with an introduction to small business fundamentals, computing, and office management. As students move through...

With the short days, cold weather and rain, people tend to start feeling a little "blah", experiencing what seems to be never ending dark days without much exposure to the sun. Feeling this way is completely normal, and the reason you may be feeling a little sad is because of SAD. Seasonal Affective Disorder, that is. Lack of sunlight can cause hormonal issues that result in lowered production of “feel good” hormones such as serotonin and dopamine. Your melatonin production may be out of whack too, disrupting the regulation of your body clock and causing problems with falling asleep. As a student, this time of year can be extra challenging. Regardless of the weather, you need to stay motivated so you can succeed in reaching your goals. So we want to help! Read on for our top 3 tips on elevating your mood and staying focused during the dark winter...

Happy Halloween! In addition to classes, today the students have been celebrating by dressing up in costumes, eating lots of great food and playing some fun Halloween-themed games! Like we always say, there is never a dull moment at Sterling College! Keep on reading to catch up with all the latest news. October Open House Last week we held our long-awaited October open house! If you missed out on this one keep an eye out on our website or on social media for more dates coming up soon. We’d be happy to have you! For now, you can visit one of our program pages and fill out our Request More Information Form to get in touch. This will allow you to get in-depth information on your program of choice and ask any specific questions you may have. You can even schedule a time to come by and visit! New Programs We are excited to announce...

Big News We are thrilled to announce that our campus facilities are expanding yet again! This time we will be opening a brand-new Lecture and Event Centre, scheduled to be completed in February 2019 and located on the first floor at 1125 Melville Street. The expansive new space has high ceilings and large windows with plenty of natural light and is located just a couple floors down and a few steps away from the Vancouver campus at 1111 Melville Street. The centre will include 2 classrooms large enough to accommodate more than 30 students, a meeting room, an open space for events, designated student study areas, a learning commons area, and a 60-person lecture hall! What is a learning commons area exactly? This area will be a learning-centred environment where students can study, work on individual and group projects, tutoring and presentations. This space will help to enhance the educational experience by...

Work-Life Balance Work-life balance is a hot topic these days. If you are a student, an employee, or both, it’s something that you will inevitably have to deal with. Technology can keep us in touch with the rest of the world 24 hours a day, so it’s easy to work well beyond the hours that we plan to. Emails at 9pm, voicemails over the weekend … these small things add up over time and can take a toll on your personal life. So what is work-life balance? Work-life balance is an ideal separation and balance of your personal and professional lives, without one having too much of an affect on the other. This definition can vary from person to person, as everyone has a different set of values. What happens when there is an imbalance? Working too much, whether it be on school work or on the job, can cause you to experience burnout, putting...