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What our graduates say… 

I heard about Campbell College from a friend, when I was looking for a short term program to find a better job. I attended an information session and then enrolled in the program.  All instructors at Campbell College are perfect and helpful, and they are professional and did their best to help me with my studies. They pointed out my errors and gave me time and instruction on how to improve myself.

I never thought I was too hard on myself, until one of the best instructor told me.  It made me really think and I realized that it was true. Good part is after that, I started to try to face my mistakes in a relaxed way, and focus on finding and fixing the mistakes, instead of being afraid of them.

My instructors said “follow the instructions, pay attention to details”,  which I never really thought about deep in my heart until I went to practicum.  This was the time not to  make too many mistakes, and I wanted to do a great job.  When they say “ask questions when you are not sure”, it’s also a key in work and life, because some mistakes we can fix, but some we cannot fix, and often have to pay a hard price for it.  Being a positive person is also a big piece l learned from Campbell College—no matter what happens, smile! Every day is a new fresh start, and we can choose to smile and learn, and grow, to be a happy person. Life is too short to be upset and too hard on yourself.

Liz Zhang, Graduate June 2016

The time went so fast, and I am really happy that I chose to come to Campbell College.  I learned many professional skills from this school—I improved using computers, communication skills, social skills, and much more.  I had great teachers, and when I had some problems, they helped me by listening and gave me good advice.  Now, I have graduated from Campbell College, I clearly know how to build my career in Canada and I am more confident and positive.  Thanks to all of you again.
Shirley Chen, Graduate June 2016

When I came to Campbell College, I had no ideas about how to pursue my goal to become an office professional.  Despite having spent my time graduating from university, I had no office experience, no current job, no job offers, and not much to look forward to. In other words, I felt lost, discouraged, and very nervous about my unclear future. I came across Campbell College in the newspaper, and was immediately skeptical about the statistics on the page.  I wondered what made them so special, so I soon became a student with them.

All along the way, the staff provided useful and insightful feedback, as well as strategies to use that feedback.  With the encouragement and guidance that I received from all the staff, I soon built new skills and polished old ones, excelled in my studies, and shined during a challenging practicum.  Not only did I gain office experience, but I also developed self-confidence and resilience with their help.  I am glad that I came to Campbell College and I cannot wait to show my personality and skills to the world.
Allan Lam, Graduate June 2016

If you want to change yourself and have a good future, you need to come to Campbell College. I am very thankful to Campbell College, I learned professional office administrative knowledge, updated my communication skills, and built a positive attitude. I had an extremely wonderful study experience at Campbell College.
Helen Chen, Graduate June 2016

Taking the Administrative Professional training program at Campbell College was a very good decision for me because I really needed the upgrading.  I learned many different skills at Campbell College both technical and personal.   After the in-class training of the program, I had my practicum at Service Alberta, Accounts Payable Department; it helped me a lot because I learned new software and I really enjoyed the professional experience with the government.  I want to take this opportunity to thank all the staff of Campbell College for their encouragement, patience and support.  All of them played an important role in my success.
Aline Mukabalisa, Graduate January 2016

My first positive impression of the college was when I visited the college’s website. Frankly, I felt comfort even then but more so when I started as a student… the director of the college is a very nice, kind person, and the teachers are highly qualified and really know their subjects. I received useful and interesting knowledge. The atmosphere in the college is creative and family-feeling. I want to thank all of the teachers for their hard work and creative approach to their work! 
Irina Limanets, Graduate April 2016

I am really happy with what I have gained at Campbell College. I have certainly profited a lot from all of the courses. The training I had at Campbell had not only equipped me with technical skills (keyboarding, computer, office procedures, filing) but also intrapersonal skills.

The Professional Development course effectively helped me cultivate a positive attitude, good and healthy self-esteem, assertiveness and courage (to deal with any kind of situation because I understand fear, anger, etc., and how to manage it). I matured into a better person with good listening and communication skills. I was like a caterpillar at the beginning of the program, developed into a pupa during the intensive training and transformed into a beautiful butterfly after the program, ready to fly out and show my best colours.

Thank you Campbell College and brilliant instructors for the exceptional support and the remarkable educational experience. I know, being an Administrative Professional is just the beginning, a stepping stone to a higher position and a brighter future.
Jackie Budaz, Graduate April 2016

I chose Campbell College to refresh my skills and gain new ones to be able to return to the office career. Being an immigrant is not easy—it is a new way of life, new customs, new culture, and new expectations. To start a career path in a new country is challenging, and it is more challenging for a mature adult than it would be for a young adult or a teenager. You have to prove that you have the skills and abilities to be recognized in a new competitive work environment. Campbell College taught me how to be more confident about my skills, believe in myself, and go for what I want. I am grateful to the dedicated staff who kept believing in me and made my dream come true. I  also met new friends who I know will be my friends long after graduation. I now have skills, knowledge, techniques, beliefs, confidence, and goals to continue my new journey. L. K., Graduate January 2016

Campbell College was my first place to study in Canada, and it has been a great blessing for me that I joined their short program because I gained tons of skills. I had my Bachelor degree in Business Administration from India but I was not confident to work in the Canadian work environment. I would like to thank the staff for refreshing my skills, boosting my confidence, teaching me time-management, interpersonal and technical skills. I will never forget the instructors and supportive environment. They paid full attention to me individually, provided great feedback, and were always willing to help. I have no words to explain how cooperative they are. I really enjoyed all the program activities including fundraising, attending class meetings, personality dimension class, filing practice, interview practice, etc. I am glad to say that it was a great advantage for me taking this program as I now have a lot of opportunities to work. I am so proud to be Campbell College student, and I thank them for helping me to get my dream job.
Rajpreet Sivia, Graduate January 2016

My life changed when my friend told me about Campbell College. She had heard about it from a former graduate who told her all about their great reputation. I applied for and soon joined the college.For the short period it took to complete my program, I practised teamwork and learned to plan events, and my confidence and self-esteem has grown.  With the training I got from Campbell College I know that I will land a good job. I thank all the staff and instructors for the encouragement and support given to me during my studies.
Pauline Omenyo, Graduate January 2016

Time moves so fast, and I can’t believe that I have already finished my Administrative Professional Program at Campbell College. The program is very genuine and unique, and as a student, the journey was exciting and it totally helped me reach my goals and improve my life.
As an immigrant, it was a big challenge to go back to school again, but I did, and I feel fortunate, confident, and powerful because of this program. It is challenging, but I learned that with the right attitude and effort, success is possible. I would like to say thank you so much for all the support, guidance, and the best instruction possible. I can now happily manage my life and have a bright future. Again thank you so much to all the Instructors and staff of Campbell College. I salute you.
Elsa Guiang Graduate January 2016

I am so pleased and appreciate that I was one of Campbell College’s students. The program changed me from being a self-doubting and negative person to a confident and positive person. I learned many things including computer skills, office procedures, communication skills, social skills, and so on. Every employee at Campbell College is very nice, and they all have very sweet and beautiful smiles. I love everyone at Campbell College and their smiles, and they are definitely professional in their field. Our instructors made us feel at home and that we were part of the family. They teach how to thrive in the administrative field not only from textbooks, but from lots of experience. Thanks a million, Campbell College. I am proud that I graduated from the Administrative Professional Diploma Program.
Liangli ( Jessie) Peng, Graduate January 2016

I came to Canada filled with hope to start anew. Months before my arrival, I researched what I needed to know to make my transition in Canada smooth and enjoyable. On my second day in Canada, I was researching job postings and ads in the newspapers and found one advertisement that would one day change my life. It was an ad from Campbell College inviting students to an information session for the Administrative Professional Diploma Program. I took note of the contact details, and even back then, I had a feeling of excitement to connect.

Being new, I had to immediately find work, and fortunately I got accepted in retail and the food service industry, and I was also volunteering in an office to network. While I was happy with the opportunities I was getting at first because it was providing me with a living, I kept wondering what would bring me closer to my previous occupation of Executive Assistant, and my dream of doing the same kind of work in Canada. The only answer that kept coming back to my mind was that I needed Canadian training and certification, and I kept thinking about the Administrative Professional Diploma Program at Campbell College.

Finally, I called Campbell College and was greeted by a friendly assistant who booked me for an information session and the entrance exam. I easily passed, and I was then scheduled for an interview with Sharon Halliday, Director of the college. The interview was very helpful and informative. Sharon explained the steps, exactly what I would experience and learn in the program, and she gave me a clear understanding of how the funding worked and we discussed ways that I could financially support myself while taking the program.

Day one of the program came, and from the orientation to the end of the course, Campbell College superbly delivered exactly what they promised. The courses were relevant and delivered by the most seasoned and learned mentors. The school management provided a supportive environment—they were like a family to me, and I believe my classmates would also state a big Yes to this fact! Campbell College also provided great support in resume and interview preparation and practicum placement. Even after the program, Campbell College continues to monitor their graduates. I always get emails about job opportunities, and I believe that they will never stop helping their graduates. So admirable! I went for my practicum at the City of Edmonton, which is also a great place to learn. I was placed with the HR Branch, Recruitment Section, and Employment Team. After the practicum, I got hired with the HR-Staff Support, and to this day I have been providing administrative support throughout the City of Edmonton and continuing to increase my skills and marketability.

Thank you Campbell College for handholding me to my dream!
Lucille Autentico, Graduate October 2014

While I was proud of working in the sales industry for 15 years, and enjoyed serving different kind of people,  I decided to finally pursue my dream of becoming an office worker.  I had to become a student again after so many years, and I kept looking for a school that could help me develop not only my technical knowledge but also my interpersonal skills. I am one of the lucky people who found and enrolled in the Administrative Professional program at Campbell College. The staff and instructors always had an open hand to help, and the program gave me the professional skills I needed.  I highly recommended the school and program for people who want to be a better person, not only for their career, but also in their personal life too.  Being here in a very beautiful country, and going through the exciting experience at Campbell College are both the greatest achievements I have had.
Liezl Geron, Graduate January 2016

I would like to share some beautiful things that happened to me because I am a Campbell College graduate. One week after I graduated from the Administrative Professional program on October 2014, I was offered an administrative job with the government. It was because of my practicum at the Government of Alberta, and my co-workers (HR Consultants) who helped me get this job. I know I proved how well trained I was during the practicum, and in fact, my supervisor told me to give her name as reference.

In my work life, I come across different people being in a diverse environment, and it really amazes me how they react once they know I came from Campbell College. I had spoken to one fellow Filipino who had inquired about Campbell 2-3 years ago, and she was so impressed how the majority of people she met worked in the City of Edmonton and Government of Alberta, and were graduates of Campbell.  She and many others have asked me how I was able to get a job with the Government of Alberta, and I tell them to take the program at Campbell College, the school is really good and they train you for success!

I have owed my alma mater a testimony to my career’s development, and I was just waiting for the time when I will get a permanent job. With the grace of the Lord, I have finally been accepted and offered a permanent job come September 1, 2015 for Administrative Support 3 at AISH.

Now, I realize what the collage we made at school is all about in our lives (students). All my goals there are now coming into reality. I now have a permanent job here at GOA. All the things taught to me are very essential to my work, even the interview preparation. Every time I am reviewing and processing applications for Child Care Certification, I remember Laurin, my instructor, for her valuable lessons on proof reading and attention to details.

I know my life had a big change and I owe it to my instructors, the directors, and Campbell. I am sharing this story, hopefully for you to share with other students there. I used to be on the same shoes like them but with determination and perseverance, I am slowly getting my dreams come true.

From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU Sharon, Martine, Alice, Laurin, Shauna, Tatjana, Kat, Elizabeth, Elaine, and Andrea. I hope I did not miss anyone.

I love you all. Thank you for helping me and my family have a better life here in Canada. (I wanted to cry….)

Maria Alejo, Proud Government Worker
Graduate October 2014

I was not sure what I wanted to do with my life. I took care of my children and didn’t have a lot of experience in any job field. I looked into a few schools to attend but when I came across Campbell College I just knew this was the right choice for me. The process that I went through was not at all difficult especially with all the Instructors and Directors assistance. Within a few weeks I was ready to go and started my first class.

The program itself is not long at all and in a short time I learned all the skills I needed to start my career, and also, to make lots of friends along the way. I learned a lot, not just courses, but also a lot about myself, too. Things that I needed to overcome to start the process of being an Administrative Assistant.

I have completed my practicum with the City of Edmonton and have gained new skills working there as well. Eight months is a short time and I look forward to starting a long term career whether it is within the City or another great company. I can’t express enough how Campbell has made my life better and I am grateful that I chose the College. Good luck to all who read this and have graduated. Maybe we will cross paths in the future!!
Lisa Cardinal, Graduate June 2015

I recently moved to Edmonton and needed a career change. I was a new mother and had been home for the past two years. I knew I didn’t have a lot of time and needed to go to work. I needed a program that was quick and that would also provide me with all the right qualifications I needed to get a well-paying career.

I researched other colleges in the Edmonton area, I didn’t feel like there were the right fit for me and not to mention being very pushy. It seemed like they cared more about the money than they cared about my education and essentially my future.

I was referred to Campbell College from a friend. I made an appointment and was greeted with kindness and understanding. Everyone welcomed me from the very beginning. The intake process was very quick and easy before I knew it, I was enrolled. I have to admit the first week was overwhelming, but everyone made the transition very comfortable. Everyone who works for Campbell College are just AMAZING people! They are all dedicated to helping others succeed. They stay late to help you with homework, answer any questions you may have or even just to talk to you if you are finding something difficult. I also made an instant connection with all my fellow classmates.

I didn’t really realize how much I have learned until I went to work practicum. I had all these new skills and impressed them so much that they offered me a full-time job.

Campbell College teaches you all the right things and definitely prepares you for the working field. Maybe somewhat over prepare you, if there is such a thing. The eight months flew by. Not going to lie……I miss them!
Kaylee Collins, Graduate June 2015

True to its mission, Campbell College caters not only an opportunity for career development, but an opportunity for personal growth as well. It is a complete package.

Through its holistic approach, your technological, interpersonal, and emotional skills are developed. Such that, when you graduate, you can proudly claim to yourself that you are an Administrative Professional in the truest sense.

The management, instructors, and the staff, while being able and competent, compliments and collaborates with each other for the academic well-being of their students. Each class, though diverse in race, culture, and other denominations, yet, it only brings more color, interest, understanding, and strengthens the bond of world unity. Indeed, in Campbell College, there is “unity in diversity”.

I, therefore, together with my fellow members of class AP1411, and all its graduates for more than three decades are the living witnesses in attesting this manifestation of success. My gratitude remains, your legacy continues.
Move on, keep on, Campbell College!
Mike Rodriguez, Graduate June 2015

I am a graduate of Administrative Professional Diploma program at Campbell College, and I want to tell you how much Campbell College has influenced my career. I completed the program in April 2011 and was immediately hired in the Government of Alberta even before the 2-month practicum ended. Campbell College enhanced my skills, helped me develop good work ethics, and led me on a path in which I upgraded my attitudes and outlook in life. All of this helped me transfer to various offices within the Government of Alberta, namely Deputy Minister’s Office, Assistant Deputy Minister’s Office, and now I am in the Premier’s Office. I still remember clearly how I was trained at Campbell and I could not have got here if not for them. I can honestly say that those months of training in Campbell was like planting a seed in me. And now, I am reaping what was sowed, bearing the fruits, and using the benefits to further advance my career. Thank you Campbell College! You go deep into your student’s heart and lead them on the right path!  John David Ferrera, Graduate April 2011

I was unsure of whether to go back to school because of my full-time job. I was very eager to learn new technical skills and find a new career.   I did not have confidence and was always doubting myself.

After my school and practicum at City of Edmonton, Drainage Design and Construction, I can now say that I am ready to face whatever challenges come my way. I am more confident, so I know I can do the job. Thank you CAMPBELL COLLEGE for bringing out the best in me. If not for Campbell College, I do not think that I would be as confident as I am today.
Rhodely Tercenio Graduate April 2015

I like the fact that the classes are small and that the instructors are friendly.  They are always willing to help, and are flexible in meeting to help students.  Campbell College offers students a wide choice of social activities.  The environment here is sociable and many of my classmates became friends.Campbell College helped me grow professionally and personally.  The Administrative Professional program gave me all the skills and tools needed to be successful in my career.  After my practicum, my manager hired me, and now I’m presently working with a wonderful team at the Government of Alberta, Human Services.  Thank you Campbell College for making my dreams all come true.
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I am so glad that I made the right decision choosing Campbell College three months after I arrived in Canada. Eight months later, I got my first full-time administrative job and pursued my professional administrative career. And one year after I arrived in Canada, I got a permanent job with a good salary.

I still remember my first day in Campbell. Although, I had my Master’s degree in China, I needed to think a long time before I could speak one complete sentence in English. I was shy without confidence. Campbell College is a magic place which changed me a lot.

During five and half months’ on-site study, I practiced my communication, organization, multi-tasking, and time-management skills which are necessary for administrative professionals. The most important part was that my confidence came back. Then during the two months’ work practicum, I learned how the real Canadian workplace operated and knew exactly what the employers’ expectations for administrative staff was. With all skills learned at Campbell, work practicum experience, and confidence, I got two permanent job offers after I graduated. My dream came true after I went to Campbell College.

It is a great place for you to take an adventure at Campbell College. What you will get after the adventure is a SURPRISING new job! Jenny Su, Graduate January 2013

When I came to Canada, I had a dream of working in an office.  Everything changed when all the companies I applied to did not recognize my work experience outside of Canada.  It left me with no choice but to do odd jobs for survival.  I almost gave up and I had decided to go back to my country of origin.   However, I  realized that if I gave up I would deny my children a good life and a good education.  So I just held on to my faith and wished that good things would come my way.  Then I met one of the Campbell College’s students who suggested that I take the Administrative Professional Program.  I researched the school, and after that I called Campbell College, and the rest is history.Taking the Administrative Professional Program at Campbell College has been the greatest decision I have ever made in my life.  It changed my outlook of life.  Now, the doors of opportunity opened up for me and I see a much better and brighter future.  I am forever grateful to all the wonderful and amazing directors, instructors and staff of this school.  Without your help and guidance, I would not be where I am now today.  The school brought out the best in me.  Thank you so much.  Roni Gonzales, Graduate October 2013

A GREAT GIFT FROM CAMPBELL COLLEGE

I came to Canada in 2007. After a big battle, I got my permanent resident status in 2012.

I started to work at a fast food store as a store manager, standing all day from 9-5, only with a lunch break. So I told myself, I would like to work in the office. After the research, I took a career assessment workshop to find out what I could do for work at Service Canada. Through the counsellor at ASSIST, I decided to take Administrative Professional program at Campbell College to start my new career in Edmonton.

I started out thinking I need to improve my English, also updating my computer skills with the degree I had from Taiwan. But what surprised me was the total learning package, when I finished the course. My typing went from 3 to 40 wpm. I found out I just loved filing so much that I could not believe. I really learned how Excel can play with numbers easily.

Of course the best thing at Campbell was I could just learn as much as I wanted and ask as many questions as I wanted till I understood. It was like a learning heaven to me. The endless help from the staff was beyond words. The whole program is designed efficient with learning, assignment, test, work practical skills, positive attitude and more. There was no time to waste and no time to be sad. We learned and worked together as a team to get to our graduation.

Looking for a job is a very common thing with the life in Canada. After graduation, I worked for seasonal job for six months, kept contact with Campbell College. With the help from Brenda and Sharon, I got three job offers after applying jobs and jobs. I am working with a wage temporary position for six months now; it is a great start for me. I am working on getting a permanent job.

I met many alumnus at the City of Edmonton and Government of Alberta during my practicum and work. We helped each other. Here is the picture where we work.

Candace Wang

I appreciate Campbell College so much that I love to say “It is one the biggest gifts I received for my journey in Canada.”  Candace Wang Graduate September 2013  

I started working at a large management company after graduation, and my three month probation period is over.  They confirmed with me today that I have a permanent full time position as a Documents Administrator. I am so proud of my school Campbell College and the instructors because, even with the language barrier I thought I had, I have been able to show my strengths by using what I have learned in your school. Thank you for the efforts you have made to create this success in my life. I will recommend Campbell College to anyone who is looking for success.   Celine Bangoura, Graduate December 2014 

 

I am very proud to be a Campbell graduate.  Currently, I am a City of Edmonton employee.  I work at the Edmonton Public Library and love very much what I am doing.  I came to Canada from Ukraine more than 4 years ago.  There I completed 5 years study at University and worked as a journalist at the local newspaper for seven years.  In Ukraine, I did not study English at all.  Actually, I started to learn it a little bit prior coming to Canada, so I knew alphabet.  However it did not help very much. I felt like a newborn child who could not speak and understand what all of the people around me talked about. Because I knew the alphabet, I started the Link level 3 program.  My classmates could speak and understand what the teachers explained to us, but I could not.  I was struggling and crying.  In two years I was able to speak English.  I had different kinds of jobs, but I was concerned:  what I was going to do? What kind of education I was going to have in Canada?  There was no doubt that I would not become a journalist here.  Who else could I be?  I did not want to work in retail for the rest of my life.  On the other hand, I was not ready to spend a few years and lots of money for a University program. 

I will always be grateful to the people who suggested that I apply for the Administrative Professional Program at Campbell College one year ago.  I heard about Campbell from many friends of mine, and only positive responses.  I heard that all teachers are professional, supportive and friendly, that classes are useful, that there is homework every day, and that most of Campbell graduates become successful.  Now I can confirm; everything I heard was true. I liked the program very much and I enjoyed every hour I spent there.  All subjects were useful; now I am able to apply acquired knowledge and skills in real life during my job search, interview process, and working in an office environment.   All classes were delightful and remarkable.  Campbell instructors somehow could make us like even the less interesting subjects.  Teachers taught us how to achieve our goals, how to sell ourselves in the job market, how to overcome fear, lift our self-esteem up, and simply how to be happy and satisfied with our lives and jobs.

Campbell College is not like other colleges.  It has only one program and only a few groups at a time.  It is a small physical space, but has spiritual immensity and endless warmness.  It is home for a thousand inspired hearts.  It is place where you always want to come back. I recommend Campbell College to all my friends, as a college that makes a difference. Nataliya Vanovska, Graduate June 2013

Nataliya Vanovska May 2014

Nataliya Vanovska May 2014

My training at Campbell College had been the best.  In a 8-month period, it prepared me to become an effective Administrative Professional, gave me the skills necessary for the job, helped me develop a positive attitude, and provided me a great career.  This I owe to Campbell College’s quality training, wonderful staff, and competent instructors who are passionate in what they do and who helped and encouraged me market myself.  I graduated last April 2013, and I was already offered a job before I even graduated.  Now, I am happily working with the City of Edmonton.  Also, Campbell College is a great avenue to develop a strong network.  I will never forget the good relationships I built with my schoolmates and the staff.  Up until now, I get constant information from Campbell College about upcoming job fairs and events, which really proves that the school’s support does not stop after graduation, but continues ceaselessly. Thank you, Campbell.  You have been an amazing part of my life! Christine Tan, Graduate April 2013 Administrative Clerk

CHRISTINE TAN May 2014

Christine Tan May 2014

 

Thank you to all the staff of Campbell College! No words can express my appreciation to you. Before I took the Administrative Professional Diploma Program, my life went down to the lowest point. It was YOU who helped me to rebuild my confidence and helped me to find my current great job with the Government of Alberta as a permanent employee. Thank you so much! Anna Li, Graduate November 2013

Anna Li May 2014 edit

Anna Li May 2014

   

The Administrative Professional program has been a great blessing to me. The modules are well thought out, and are very applicable. The Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) has enhanced my knowledge in computer applications. The modules on Office Procedures, Professional Development, Business English, and Math are of equal importance, and have provided greater knowledge and exposure for me on the Canadian way, as compared to the American way that I am more familiar with.The practicum part of Campbell College’s Administrative Professional program has paved the way for me to eventually be employed with the City of Edmonton, Corporate Services Department. After completing the Administrative Professional Program in November, 2010, I was hired right away by the same organization and department where I had my 2-month practicum or ‘job placement.’ Having to compete with lots of applicants — both internal and external, I wouldn’t have been included in the shortlist if I had never had my practicum here. Mercy Gutierrez, Graduate November 2010 Human Resources Technician The City of Edmonton

elizabeth and mercy May 2014

Elizabeth & Mercy May 2014

Being a new Immigrant in Canada was a great challenge for me and my family.  Five months after arrival and through our settlement advisers and friends, I was fortunate that I was told about the Administrative Professional Diploma Program at Campbell College since my working experience and certifications were not recognized when looking for work.  The wonderful training at Campbell College, such as technical and communication skills, office procedures, my two months practicum, and professional development gave me confidence to go to work and contribute positively to the community. I recently landed employment at Edmonton Public Schools, and I am very happy and proud of this, with the help and guidance of Campbell College, I am able to pursue my dream of working in a school and to have a brighter future for me and my family. Campbell College, thank you very much for the support, and I hope that other individuals taking this program can also contribute positively to the growth of our community. Leilani B. Divinagracia, Graduate June 2013

Campbell College prepared me for the biggest challenge of my life: Career change! The staff and instructors were like friends, and I will never forget them as they enlighten my future professional life, guided me throughout the program to achieve my goals, and taught me the skills I needed to be an administrative professional.  The program was practical and all the textbooks and activities were focused on bringing the best in us and improving our knowledge of ourselves and the technical aspects and art of being a successful administrative assistant.

Thanks to Campbell College, I have been working with the City of Edmonton since May 2010.  The practicum and the post-graduation support and referral were of great help through the application process and getting the job. I do recommend Campbell College to everyone who is looking for an education to make them great candidates for the job market.

Soraya, Graduate November 2009 Administrative Assistant The City of Edmonton

Soraya, Administrative Assistant May 2014

Soraya, Administrative Assistant May 2014

I came to Canada with two Bachelor degrees tucked under my arms, several years of work experience, and a determined spirit to be successful in this country I now call home.  I thought these qualifications would be enough, but I realized how inadequate they were after six months when I could not get a job related to my education and work experience.  Fortunately, someone referred me to Campbell College and its Professional Administrative Diploma–an eight-month program that truly changed my life. The program was an important catalyst in shaping my career change.  At Campbell College, the instructor-led lessons were well-paced with most of them strategically scheduled to compliment with other courses–which says a lot about how the administration planned the program.  The program not only taught me skills needed to move into an administrative career, but changed many of my perspectives regarding solving problems, raising-self esteem, learning to assert positively, and most importantly, to be more aware of diversity and how Canadians from all across many cultures can work in harmony and productively. The practicum is the crowning glory of the program.  The school ensures that students go to an agency where they are best suited.  As a result, many of us have found jobs in the offices where we conducted our 2-month job practicum. Like many Campbell alumni, I am now happily working for the Government of Alberta.  See the picture of me and three other graduates who are now my co-workers below. Mary Ann N Haylalapit, Graduate November 2013

Successful graduate Me-Ann Haylalapit and fellow alumni

Successful graduate Me-Ann Haylalapit and fellow alumni

 

Congratulations to Campbell College’s staff.  Look at where I am now!!!!!!  I have moved from the position of Resource Room Facilitator, to take the position of Career Practitioner (CESI program) at the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers.  It is because of your hard work.  Thank you for everything you did for me.  Did you build my confidence?  Yes, I think you have something at Campbell College that is capable of moving a thousand mountains.

My words cannot express how much I will continue to appreciate Campbell College’s support.  The staff is amazing.  I am proud to be one of your GRADUATES. Adelaide Bekono, Graduate September 2011

Adelaide Bekono May 2014

Adelaide Bekono May 2014

 

On my first day of class I was happy for taking this step, I was however, anxious as I had to quit a job to be in class.  Even with such mixed feelings, I knew that enrolling in the Administrative Professional Diploma Program at Campbell College was one of the best decisions that I have ever made.  I knew that because I wanted a career rather than a job, I knew that in order to make this dream a reality I needed to be at Campbell College.

Campbell is a unique college; you just have to be there to feel it, to experience it and to take it all in.  The instructors are warm and friendly.  They never tire of answering the numerous questions students throw at them and are always willing to give a one-on-one when requested by a student.  The classes are small and students get to interact and know about each other’s’ culture. 

Campbell College has molded me into the person I am today.  One thing I know for sure is, I am where I am today because of Campbell College.   I have my dream job, I am building my career and I owe it all to this wonderful college and its instructors.   Thank you Campbell College. Qadra Abukar, Graduate September 2013

If I hadn’t completed the program at Campbell College, I wouldn’t have found a job.  Although, I have many years of experience as administrative assistant in Japan, I had no work experience in Canada.  Through the diploma program I gained not only valuable technical skills, but also interpersonal skills and confidence. 

After I completed the program, I felt that I am a competitive candidate in the Canadian job market.  Campbell College supported me after I graduated from the program.  I received advice and comments about my interview skills and job search.  The teachers and staff encouraged me whenever I visited Campbell.  Thanks to them, I could keep a positive attitude until I found a job I wanted.  I will never forget Campbell’s passion, love, fun and warm hearts.  Naomi Kinoshita, Graduate September 2012

As a new immigrant to Canada, I found that it would be a challenge competing for professional jobs because I did not have Canadian certification, work experience or work references.  I decided to invest in Campbell College’s Administrative Professional program because I met a successful student of the program in church, and she encouraged me to take the program as well.  I had doubts at first, but she told me what the program’s focus was and how the staff does their best to train their students.  The greatest part of her story was that Campbell College prepared her get a job with the City of Edmonton where she had her practicum.  I wanted the same training, too.  I said to myself that I will not settle for a survival job in Canada for the rest of my life, so I resigned from my new job and had the courage to apply to take the program. Some people tried to discourage me about the Campbell College program and said that I should go to another school.  However, I kept a positive attitude and firmly believed there was a great destiny that was waiting for me after seven months of intensive training.  Campbell boosted my confidence, taught me to have discipline with my time, and helped me develop the habit of completing tasks ahead of time.  I like the standards they maintain in the class; these keep me striving for excellence as there are very vital for employers. Right now, I will forever be proud to say that I am alumni of Campbell College.  All my sacrifices paid off, and they have paved the way for me to get into one of Alberta Health Services’ departments as a Research Grant Administrator, which far exceeded the entry-level position that I expected.  It was such a timely blessing now that I had my first baby four days after my graduation.  I wish Campbell College staff more power and success in preparing the most competitive professionals in this field. Ronald Marinas, Graduate June 2012

I am very glad that I came to Campbell College.  Here I have met a lot of new friends and had many different experiences that I would not have had otherwise.  The college’s priority is not only to give you enough skills to get into the job market but also the instructors helped us develop our interpersonal skills. 

We did fundraising, we worked as a team, and it was an experience that you would not get anywhere else.  I liked the fact that the college’s focus was only on one program (Administrative Professional) because it gave me the chance to have one-on-one time with the instructors.  All the assignments and training were directly related to the administrative field.  I enjoyed the five months that I was there. Kristina Kirilova, Graduate April 2012

I really liked the Campbell College environment because they looked at the students as individuals and the quality was unquestionable.  The instructors were well qualified, kind, supportive, friendly, and approachable.  I gained knowledge in preparation for my dream job, I made lots of friends from different cultures and all the happy memories that I will treasure forever.  I am happy to have been a part of Campbell College.  All my expectations were exceeded.
Connie Piosca, Graduate January 2012

 

 

 

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