Olesya Sokolova: Student Success Story

Olesya started her career in human resources in 2009 at the Marriott Hotel, where she gained extensive hands-on experience in different areas including recruitment, employee relations and training. 

She was also looking for an educational opportunity to structure her knowledge and keep growing as an HR professional. She researched options and chose the PACE Human Resource Management Diploma program.

“This was a very intense and challenging program that required a lot of efforts and time”, said Olesya. “However, it was worth it. The program covers a variety of areas within human resource management, providing information on the most recent HR trends and best HR practices. The instructors are experienced industry professionals, who are passionate about their disciplines and willing to share their knowledge and experience.”

While still a student, Olesya was placed at Investors Group as an intern. Before she completed her internship, she was offered a position where she coordinates recruitment activities and provides support and assistance with day-to-day operations of the HR functions. The PACE program also prepared her to pass the National Knowledge Exam, which is a formal step to attain the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.

“I was very happy with my decision to take the Human Resource Management Diploma program and recommend it to everyone interested in starting or pursuing their career in human resources.”  


Human Resource Management Diploma (Full-time)

Year of Graduation


Current Employer

Investors Group

Job Title

Human Resource Coordinator
Wesley and Buhler Buildings