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Letting Go of Loss to Pursue a Canadian Business Career

By June 20, 2022No Comments
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At Anderson College, we are constantly amazed by the courage of our students, faculty, and staff. In December 2021 we ran a “My Courageous Moment” story-gathering campaign to celebrate our students, their strength, the moments that have defined their lives and the people who have motivated them to overcome and succeed.

In sharing our stories, we realize we are not alone and are often inspired to recognize, or to find, our own extraordinary courage. We hope the following story moves you, as it has our Anderson family.

The pandemic has shown that there’s no going back. Longing for the past is normal because it looks back to a time when we may have felt strong and comfortable. A couple of years ago, things got chaotic for me, and I was in crisis. I lost my job and underwent a separation. The predicament taught me that if I cannot improve my way forward, I must innovate! I must go through the struggles so I can come to a new level of strength.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to get into a business career here in this beautiful country of Canada.”

So, I enrolled in the Business Management course at Anderson College. I was granted this opportunity, along with a student loan. But being a sole parent of a toddler was a bit challenging. Along with the feeling of loneliness, I dealt with the loss of my partner and filled in the gap that was left for us. Bearing the brunt of harsh societal judgment was very debilitating too. It destroyed my soul and I felt myself limited. I had a sense of guilt; we were broken. We had no family support since they were far away back in my home country. Dealing with how to instill discipline in my child in a loving way, as well was hard. Financial burdens were a big issue. Friends were there ready to help but they had their own lives to take care of.

Nonetheless, none of this stop me from dreaming. I’m looking at the bright side, enough of the depression! Thanks to the gift of wisdom, I’m taking things positively. In fact, it encourages me to pursue the best version of me. To never give up to the struggles and to accept them as a reward. It’s always been a dream of mine to get into a business career here in this beautiful country of Canada.

“So, I opted for the afternoon classes as its easier for me. I got to spend the whole day with my daughter.”

So, I opted for the afternoon classes as its easier for me. I got to spend the whole day with my daughter. By the time my classes started in the evening, she was tired and resting. Thanks to amazing technology we could study online as the school offered virtual learning.
I am looking forward to finishing soon. So far so good. I feel productive, happily helping some fellows that are having trouble in technology. I’m aiming to maintain the perfect attendance for the whole duration of my study. Thank you, Anderson College and my teacher! I’m still excited to having more to learn from you!

Time is precious, don’t waste it! Have courage and pursue your dreams. Don’t limit yourself, you can go as far as your mind lets you. Life is a constant change; never stop learning to broaden your knowledge. Be determined and always stay positive for the reward is waiting.

Irene S.

Still exploring how you could align your passions with your work in the business world, take the “Anderson College Business Career Training Quiz”.

To learn more about our Business Management program or our 30+ leading-edge programs to help you take life to the next level of success, book a virtual appointment with our Admissions Team today!

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