Olga Shupta: Student Success Story
Olga Shupta has been in Canada since August 2013, when she arrived from Ukraine. She works at SkipTheDishes, one of North America's fastest-growing companies. She credits her career success and professional accomplishments to PACE.
“The PACE program was definitely a life-changing experience that gave me an overall good foundation of a lot of different areas of human resources,” said Shupta. “All PACE staff members were extremely supportive. As an international student, that helped me to make the transition to a new country a lot easier.”
Shupta already had an MA in psychology from Ukraine when she decided to come to Canada. She knew she wanted to obtain a HRM diploma and management certificate. She sent her application to a number of universities across Canada, and chose The University of Winnipeg for the support that was provided from the beginning of the application process.
She noted “PACE has an amazing internship program that provides work experience once you have completed your education.”
Shupta is presently a candidate working towards attaining the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation — the leading standard for HR professionals in Canada. Because PACE’s Human Resource Management Diploma program has been granted accreditation by the Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba (HRMAM), PACE students who have completed the program are eligible to waive the National Knowledge Exam (NKE) — the first step to attaining the CPHR designation.