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Moving on from high school to university is a huge leap, so attending a college before transferring into a bachelor program can be a great stepping stone. Here are our top 3 reasons why starting your post-secondary education in college is a great idea. Easy to Meet New People Colleges usually offer smaller class sizes and often, a smaller campus overall. This makes it a little easier to form new friendships and make connections. Supportive Environment College is a great place to start after high school for people who feel they would benefit from a little extra support. Because of the smaller class sizes, instructors can offer more individualized attention. It’s a great environment for building confidence and progressively adjusting to the workload that will be expected once you are working on your degree. Great for International students The ability to connect with people in a nurturing post-secondary environment is especially important for international students, who...

Our Diploma in Business Administration is a full-time program with only 2.5 days a week on-campus, so you can work part-time the rest of the week while you are studying. (As an international student on a Study Permit, you can work outside of school for up to 20 hours per week). The Diploma with Co-op offers both domestic and international students the opportunity to gain paid industry experience as part of their program. Upon successful completion of the Business Administration Diploma program, graduates will have a variety of career options in the areas of Marketing, Finance, Sales and Human Resources, to name a few! For those who want to take their education to the next level, qualified Business Administration Diploma graduates can apply up to 51 of the required 120 credits toward a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree at Yorkville University.  We are currently offering a $5,000 scholarship for our January 2020...

Sterling College offers both a Diploma in Business Administration as well as Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management, but did you know that you can take your business education even further? The new pathway agreement between Sterling College and Yorkville University allows graduates of Sterling College's Diploma in Business Administration program to enter directly into Yorkville University's Bachelor of Business Administration program and receive advanced credit.* “This agreement gives prospective students who may not meet Yorkville’s entrance requirements a viable pathway to a Yorkville degree thanks to Sterling College’s diploma program,” said Tristan Wright, Director of Admissions at Yorkville University. The pathway agreement gives students the opportunity to earn a degree through first building their knowledge and skills at the diploma level first. *This pathway may be subject to change under certain circumstances. Effective August 2019. About Yorkville University Yorkville University is a Canadian national university with operations in New Brunswick, Ontario and British Columbia....

Whether you're considering entering the exciting world of business or just need some personal self-improvement tips, there is a book for you! Check out our top 5 book recommendations to inspire you to accomplish more and find your passion. Warren Buffett: 43 Lessons for Business & Life What it's about: 43 life lessons related to investment, relationships and personal growth from one of the most successful investors of all time, Warren Buffett. Why you should read it: This book gives you the opportunity to learn from someone who can offer you the wisdom one can only gain through a lifetime of experience. Build to Last - Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins & Jerry I. Porras What it's about: This book compares exceptional companies with their competitors and explores what makes a company great. Why do some businesses endure while others hit a wall? Why you should read it: This book will open your mind to...

Whether it's your first year of college or you're a returning post-secondary student, you need to be as prepared as possible when beginning a new term. Read on to find out our top tips for starting your school year off right! Planning Whether you prefer to plan your week in an agenda or through a calendar app, keeping your schedule and tasks organized is going to be essential. Before the school year starts, make sure to be clear on exactly when your classes are, and add in any extra appointments or social events as the year goes on. Knowing what to expect from the week ahead helps you stay focused and on track. Study Area While preparing to go back to school, decide on where you intend to do most of your studying. At home, this space should preferably be an area that is clean, organized, and free from distraction. (ie: not right in...

We receive many questions from potential students regarding the application process and fees at Sterling College. Here we have created a list of our most frequently asked questions to help you get the answers you need as quickly as possible! How do I apply? If you are interested in one of our programs, the first step is to contact us via our online form. This will provide you with more detailed information on your program of choice and get you in touch with an admissions advisor who can guide you through the process of applying. If you are an international applicant, your advisor will go over English language and visa requirements with you. All applicants will be required to provide documentation showing graduation with a grade 12 diploma from a Canadian high school or an equivalent institution worldwide. The application form can then be filled out online. What are your IELTS requirements? You can...

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...