Rebecca Parker

Rebecca Parker

Applied Business Technology

At the end of my ABT Program, I completed a six-month internship, where I had the amazing opportunity to apply my newly acquired skills for the modern office. I used every aspect of our classroom training. I was asked to produce many Word documents and persuasive letters, mail merge, filing, receive and distribute mail with notation, memos and faxes and internal letters. I was also secretary for the Health & Safety committee meetings taking minutes. I produced a newsletter entirely on my own in Publisher! I edited the Emergency Procedures Manual that included index, endnotes, headers/footers, logo, and much more! I was in and out of Access and Excel constantly All the while, answering the multi-line telephone, greeting guests, and taking appointments.

My training at VIU was crucial.

My biggest feedback to the graduating students is knowing how to go back and find your errors.

My advice to future students is: You do come out of the program well prepared for the real world. You do know a lot. You are capable. You can do it!

I’m so happy that I chose VIU and made the career change I did.