Posted on August 11, 2020

VCC prepares international students for employment in business and management.

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VCC Instructor Joel Rivera conducts regular site visits to students in their practicum placements.


VCC’s Canadian Business Management Post-Degree Diploma provides international students with a solid foundation in business management and prepares them for employment in Canada. Students graduating from this program are equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to manage the human, physical and financial resources and complex strategic and practical management issues that are present in today’s business environment.

Practicum, where students put into practice what they learn in a “real world” setting, is an integral part of the Canadian Business Management Post-Degree Diploma program. Students work closely with instructor and practicum coordinator, Joel Rivera, to explore career options, develop skills and professional networks, and enjoy their unique Canadian work experiences in different fields.

Joel has a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation, and has over 15 years of work experiences in key management and executive roles in hospitality and other fields in Vancouver. Joel has been assisting Canadian Business Management Post-Degree Diploma students with courses preparing them for workplace practicum, including resume writing, online branding, interview techniques, and career navigation and guidance. Joel also works closely with partners to source and secure placements for students, in addition to liaising with host employers to ensure students get practicum opportunities that suit them the best. Many students graduate from the program with great employment or promotion opportunities, thanks to their dedication and hard work in the practicum and throughout the program.

Find out how Joel prepares students for employment in Canada, and take a look at some pictures where our students are enjoying their practicum placements here. Thank you Joel, for making Canadian Business Management Post-Degree Diploma students’ dream to start a career in Canada come true!


Want to learn more about Canadian Business Management Post-Degree Diploma at VCC? Attend an online VCC International Info Session, or book an appointment with an International Student Advisor via phone or Zoom.