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100 Alumni Strong and Counting

NIC Bachelor of Business Administration degree alumni and graduates include over 100 alumni making important professional and social contributions across Vancouver Island and beyond. Alumni continue to mentor students at banks and accounting firms as part of NIC and the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce's Global Leaders of Tomorrow mentorship program. Alumni in the Comox Valley, Campbell River, and Port Alberni have hired graduates, started their own accounting or marketing firms, and gone on to post-graduate degrees.


Find out more about NIC's business degrees in accounting, general management, and marketing.

NIC's business degree allowed me to apply theory to the real world. From learning tax software to helping local businesses improve their accounting practices, I graduated confident and prepared for the business world.
Rebecca Gurney, Business Administration degree graduate, accounting major.
<a href="">NIC Student Goes Behind the Scenes at ELLE Magazine</a>

NIC Student Goes Behind the Scenes at ELLE Magazine

When NIC business student Melissa Dollheiser began looking for a summer job last year she set her sights high and landed an internship at ELLE magazine in Munich, Germany.  Now, with another semester of school under her belt, she is taking part in an academic exchange at the Warsaw School of Economics in Poland. Learn more.

Employment Opportunity: Co-op Education & Internships

Put your skills to work while you learn with North Island College. Every year, business and tourism students earn professional experience and valuable employer connections. Apply what you've learned and gain hands-on experience before graduation. Find out more about Co-op Education and Internships today.

<a href="">Get Involved: Global Leaders of Tomorrow</a>

Get Involved: Global Leaders of Tomorrow

Global Leaders of Tomorrow, a collaborative mentorship program, launched in fall 2014. The successful pilot project was established in partnership between the NIC School of Business and the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce. Student mentees meet with mentors in the business community from October to March, developing a personalized plan with a time commitment of six meetings or six hours minimum over the mentorship period. Learn more.

Online Programs: Study Business on Your Own Time

NIC's online Business Administration certificate gives you the flexibility to take courses or start your degree on your own time, wherever you live. The online format includes video, podcasts and a wide range of mixed media tools. Connect with classmates and instructors in online study groups and stay on track with all the support and training you need to succeed.

<a href="/services/educationplanning/awards.aspx">Alumni Bursary Supports Students</a>

Alumni Bursary Supports Students

The BBA Alumni Award was created in Fall 2016 to support a third or fourth-year full-time BBA student who demonstrates strong academics, community involvement and financial need. Thanks to our many BBA alumni who pooled their contributions to make this gift possible. To donate to next year’s award, email or call 250-334-5074. 

 Alumni Receives Top 20 Under 40 Award

Alumni Receives Top 20 Under 40 Award

Congratulations to Kathryn Jones, CPA, CA on her 2017 Top 20 Under 40 Business & Community Achievement award. This award is given annually to a young professional excelling in their career, passionate about contributing to their community and working hard to raise the profile of their industry or region. Kathryn has worked as a chartered accountant at Presely and Partners since graduating from NIC with a BBA, Accounting in 2011. She is a strong believer in the power of education to transform lives and an active board member with the North Island College Foundation.

 Alumni Recipient of Top 20 under 40 Award

Alumni Recipient of Top 20 under 40 Award

Congratulations to Jenny Deters on her 2016 Top 20 Under 40 Business & Community Achievement award. The 2007 Business Administration graduate was chosen from over 150 nominees across the island. She owns Rattan Plus Home & Patio with her husband Todd, serves as vice-president of the Downtown Business Improvement Association and works hard to keeping downtown Courtenay vibrant.

Global Learning: Study Abroad

Participate in international exchange programs to get a hands-on global education. Study in Germany, Mexico, France, Poland, or the US and get international credentials as part of your NIC studies. More.

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 Fosters Local Success</strong></a>

Education Abroad
Fosters Local Success

Kelsey Anderberg believes global citizenship starts at home.
The NIC alumni says the personalized attention and increased exposure to international opportunities she received as a student widened her horizons and launched her career as a
commercial banker. Learn more.