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People all across the world are practicing social distancing for the safety of themselves and others. As we physically spend less time together, it's become more important than ever to use technology to stay connected. Thankfully, there are multiple platforms available that can help us stay in touch. The following are five apps that you can use to stay connected from the comfort of your own home. Try some out and see which ones work for you! Skype Skype has been around for a long time, and you have probably already used it at one time or another, whether that be for work or personal use. It allows you to talk to others either one-on-one or in a group, from your phone or your computer. You can instant message or use voice or video calling, with groups of up to 50 people. Using Skype is free, but there are paid options if...

Recommendations to Post Secondary Students , Faculty and Staff Regarding Novel Coronavirus COVID 19 There have been a small number of cases of COVID-19 in B.C. which are being very closely managed. Updated information regarding these cases can be found at bccdc.ca. All B.C. cases have a recent history of travel to affected areas or close contact with a traveller. There has been no sustained community transmission, and the risk to British Columbians at this point remains low. As the areas affected by the outbreak changes and we learn more about the virus, we will provide updated public health recommendations. We are now aware that this virus can cause a range of mild to severe symptoms, and it is possible that people will not recognize symptoms that are mild. Given this new information, there are steps that people at risk of COVID-19 can take to reduce the chance of spread to others. For...

Being a student can be challenging. Most people are also balancing their studies with work, family and social obligations. It's normal to feel some stress, but there are tools you can use to minimize the impact it has on your health and productivity. By developing these habits, you will be able to find the energy and focus you need to help you survive life as a student. Get your exercise Adding exercise into your already busy routine might seem impossible, but there are ways that you can get your heart rate up without taking too much extra time out of your day. Small swaps like taking a walk on your lunch break instead of sitting at your desk, or biking to work instead of taking the bus, are great ways to get moving. Don't feel like you need to do an intense weightlifting session for an hour every day. Adding as little...

Employers these days are looking for people who have more than just a certificate, diploma or degree. Ideally, their next hire will be someone who also has the right "soft skills" to get the job done well. What are soft skills? While hard skills include specific abilities such as proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite or speaking a second language, soft skills are less tangible. Soft skills can include how you communicate with your teammates, how you conduct yourself in a meeting, or how adaptable and open-minded you are. These are qualities that are developed over time and with experience, but they do begin in the classroom. Any time you are working on a group project, brainstorming with your class, or giving a presentation, you are working on your soft skill development. Here are our top 5 soft skills to develop while in school: Teamwork As much as you might wish that you...

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...