Planning to graduate with her Business – Marketing Diploma in Spring 2019
Mandy Stelling had a general idea of the business diploma program she wanted to take and enrolled in Confederation College’s online Northern Colleges Collaboration: Business Fundamentals program.
The program is offered on Contact North | Contact Nord’s web conferencing platform, providing students a live experience. Mandy had previous experience with online learning that did not involve live video and is relieved this program was delivered as a more interactive experience.
“As a mom of two kids, I am so busy,” she says. “Online learning allows me to sit at the arena, plug in my head phones, and login to my classes while my kids have a hockey practice or game.” She knows she will also never miss a class because it is recorded.
When it came time to write her first exam, she went to the Contact North | Contact Nord online learning centre in Brantford where she lives.
There were times where her kids are home from school and her classes start at 3:30 p.m. “The kids love it when we do homework together. It’s actually increased our family time,” she shares.
After the first year of the program is complete, students have the option to branch into specific areas such as accounting, human resources or marketing. Mandy is now completing her second year in marketing.
She is planning to graduate in Spring 2019 and start her own business in event security.