More Student Stories

Melanie Denman

"One of the best decisions I made was enrolling in the Office Administration Program. After working over ten years in the retail industry, I wanted a change. This program covers everything you need to know to be the best office assistant; from MS Office programs, to organization and filing, to personal development. All the things that make-up the program are a set-up for success in the office industry. Before I even completed the program, I found employment at my dream job. I have recommended this program to a countless amount of my friends, because it provides endless opportunities. I would recommend Office Admin to anyone looking to work in any type of office."

Student Annette Woolfe

Annette Woolfe

"The Office Administration program, Administrative Assistant specialty, provided the perfect combination of skills, experience, confidence, and discipline. The instructors, support staff, and administers of this program all contributed their professional and personal time and efforts in manners far beyond what is simply required toward making this success reality. The instructors are knowledgeable, supportive, and personable; the program covers an extensive range of the indispensable skills that are employed in a variety of office settings. I highly recommend the Office Admin program offered at VIU to anyone seeking a future in an office environment."

Student Rebecca Parker

Rebecca Parker

"At the end of my Office Administration 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."

Student Amandeep Badyal

Amandeep Badyal

"I graduated from Office Administration Administrative Assistant course. This course gave me confidence, skills and a career, exactly what I needed after being out of school for almost ten years. Skills that I learned from this course are essential in any and every business. Office Admin not only updated my skills in this demanding business world but also opened doors to various career paths. I got a job within two months from the time I started to look for work. I love my job. I wanted to let all the new students know that this course provides a lot more opportunities than we think. I wanted to say thank you to all Office Admin teachers and staff for supporting and providing me with all the right tools."