Airan Sahagun is an international student from the Philippines and is currently enrolled in VCC’s Business & Project Management Post-Degree Diploma program. Airan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Ateneo de Manila Graduate School of Business. She is the Student Member of VCC’s Board of Governors, as well as the Downtown campus Representative on the Board of the Students' Union of VCC (SUVCC). Airan moved to Vancouver with her family, and her daughter is also a student at VCC. Airan has a lot of passion for supporting and helping her fellow students build a community that benefits everyone. She hopes to be the voice for the students, and relay their experiences to the Board of Governors to make an impact.
What Airan likes the most about her program is how it integrates her financial background in business into information technology and automation. She appreciates how her instructors teach them real-life applications and how to apply the skills in a Canadian workplace. Airan currently works part-time as a business analyst, and aims to build her skills in project management so she can take on a bigger role after graduation.
For those who are planning to study in Canada, Airan would like to remind them to do a lot of research about the programs they would like to study. Studying in a foreign country may not be easy, but Airan believes that as long as they put in the effort and are passionate about their programs of study, they will succeed.
Check out the 5-minute video to see what Airan has to say about her study experiences at VCC.
Interested in learning more about the Business and Project Management Post-Degree Diploma at VCC? Attend an online VCC International Info Session, or book an appointment with an International Student Advisor.