Published on November 20, 2018
Ziada Abdella is proudly enrolled in her second year at NAIT’s JR Shaw School of Business in pursuit of a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). The 4-year degree program is allowing Ziada to realize her goal of a business career with a special interest in human resources.
Ziada completed the Business Foundations Program through NAIT's Continuing Education in 2015, which served as a pathway to her successful enrolment in the Business Diploma program.
“Besides providing a solid foundation to prepare you academically, the Business Foundations courses give you the drive to want to learn, contribute and succeed.”
This full-time, one-term Continuing Education Program helps students identify strategies for personal and professional growth. It is a pathway into NAIT’s business diploma program for students who may not have the prerequisites to enter into the program directly.
Ziada believes you can’t teach ‘real world business’ straight from a textbook. One-on-one time with instructors in NAIT’s Business Foundations courses gave her the knowledge and confidence to clarify her education goals. Ziada is pursuing a BBA degree with an emphasis in Human Resources.
Ziada credits the hands-on learning environment and NAIT’s experienced instructors for building her confidence.
“Being able to meet with instructors and having that one-on-one time with them gave me the confidence I needed.”
This confidence helped her successfully apply for a summer position with NAIT’s Registrar’s Office, where she assists students. As she continues her education, she also helps her fellow students as a peer mentor for the International Student Association.