Stephanie Leung: Student Success Story
After graduating from the University of Winnipeg in 2006 with my Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, I knew that I would need to specialize in a specific area in order to remain competitive and set myself apart from the hundreds of other graduates. Fortunately, during my undergraduate studies, I realized my passion for Human Resources. This led me to enroll in PACE's Human Resource Management Diploma program in 2007.
The PACE program featured courses and workshops that covered all facets of the Human Resources field, allowing me to gain an excellent understanding of Human Resources. This proved to be truly beneficial as it prepared me for the tests I needed to complete to earn my Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.
Not only did the PACE program successfully prepare me to obtain my CHRP designation, but it also provided me with a relevant internship opportunity in the HR field, to help build my portfolio. The one-month internship led me to my first permanent position as a Human Resources Consultant at DASCH Inc., a not-for-profit organization supporting individuals with developmental disabilities. During my four years at DASCH, I gained valuable experience in recruitment and selection, performance management and employee relations.
I am currently employed as a Human Resources Advisor at Price Industries. In this position I am exposed to a variety of areas, including: labour relations; recruitment and selection; performance management; and employee relations.
I believe that these opportunities would not have been possible had I not completed the Human Resource Management Diploma in PACE, which led to my successful career as an HR professional.