After graduating from Acsenda School of Management (formerly SSDC) I started my career with Enterprise-Rent-A-Car and within 8 months I was made an Assistant Manager – which was probably the fastest promotion ever in the company. All the hard work and education from an institution like Acsenda paid off. To expand my career horizon, I subsequently left Enterprise to join Sysco as an Account Manager. Within 5 short months, I came to realization that the role and culture within Sysco wasn’t quite what I had envisaged and so I moved on. By September of 2012, I started working as a Sales Manager with Goodbye Graffiti Vancouver, North America’s Largest Graffiti Removal Company. Very quickly, I settled into the role, met the expectations, met the sales number and in the process set a new sales benchmark. By February 2013, I was promoted to General Manager and was put in-charge of outlets in Vancouver, North & South Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton and Richmond. To date, I am still growing and enjoying the work challenges at GGV.
Irish Dicoy is currently working as a Sales Audit Clerk at Costco Wholesale, Burnaby. She received her Double Diploma in Tourism and Business Management from Sprott-shaw Community College, and subsequently earned her BBA from the Acsenda School of Management (formerly Sprott-Shaw Degree College) in 2008. Upon graduation, she was promoted to a supervisor at Costco. After two years in that role, she requested for a transfer to an administrative position where she was first deployed as a Payroll/HR Clerk and subsequently Vault Clerk, and most recently Sales Audit Clerk.
In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering at her local community center and has been doing so for the past fourteen years. Aside from volunteering, she also tutors high-school students and relishes every moment she spends with her family. Going to the movies, attending community events, and travelling the world with her young daughter and husband are a few of the many things she enjoys doing. Despite her busy daily schedule, Irish finds time to attend alumni meetings at the Acsenda School of Management.
I was born and raised in British Columbia. After graduating from high school, I worked in an administrative position in the transportation industry. While I was there, I decided to pursue post-secondary education. I signed up for the Advanced Business Management and E-Commerce Diploma program with Sprott Shaw College and completed the program with honours. Following that, I went on to pursue a Payroll Administrator Diploma and completed the program with an Enhanced Double Honours Diploma. Upon graduating with honours in both Diploma programs in 2010, I felt ready to embark on a bachelors degree. By mid 2012, I graduated from the Acsenda School of Management with a BBA in Human Resources. I am now currently working in the oil and gas sector as a payroll administrator as well as the camp and travel coordinator.
Lorrie Rowena Mukirazi
Before arriving at Acsenda School of Management in September of 2010, I had attended Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya pursuing a degree in Economics and Finance. Receiving a scholarship to attend Acsenda meant a great deal and presented an opportunity that otherwise would not have been possible for me. I have since earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with an Accounting concentration and graduated in May 2013.
I currently work in the Accounting Department at an International Fabric Company (Maxwell Fabrics Inc.) specifically in the Tax & Compliance Division. My experience was enhanced by the diversity and sense of community of international students from all ends of the world and a more personalized education due to the small class sizes.
I am very grateful for the experiences and opportunities that my education at Acsenda has presented and I am determined to further my education by getting an MBA and returning to my community to make a difference with Micro-finance for underprivileged girls and women in Western Kenya.
Ever since I decided to make my way to Canada and choose a different career path, I knew that Acsenda School of Management would give me that opportunity. Having worked at the Kim Hyo Jung English Institution as a supervisor for four years in Korea, something in me wanted to choose another career path by going to a business school in another country. And that school would be Acsenda.
During my time at Acsenda, not only did I receive the best business education, but every time I needed help with my studies, the professors were there to give me one on one tutoring.
Now that I have graduated and achieved my Bachelors of Business Administration degree with a Marketing concentration, the knowledge I have obtained at Acsenda and with the support from my fellow alumni, I am ready to re-enter the job market and launch a new career in the near future.