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January 28, 2019 8:28 AM

MP Bardish Chagger visits Office Administration students

On January 24, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Member of Parliament for Waterloo Region and Government House Leader, visited students in Conestoga’s Office Administration program at the Doon campus.

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The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Member of Parliament for Waterloo Region and Government House Leader, visited students in Conestoga’s Office Administration program at the Doon campus on January 24.

During the visit, Chagger reflected on her role as executive assistant to former Kitchener-Waterloo Member of Parliament, the Honourable Andrew Telegdi, and shared advice and tips for networking and completing interviews.

“This experience at Conestoga, this campus, this institution, has provided you with mentors and resources beyond what you understand or know. These people are with you for your journey while you’re here learning, and will still be there for you after you leave. Those relationships matter,” said Chagger.

Students in the program are about to start their job placements where they will demonstrate the skills and knowledge they have acquired through their courses. Chagger reminded the group how important every work experience is, and encouraged students to remember the world of opportunities that await them.

“I can tell you that if there’s anything I want, it’s for this region to succeed. I always say that as much as the world needs more Canada, Canada needs more Waterloo Region because the best and the brightest are here,” said Chagger. “Whether you’re a local and you chose Conestoga College and you stay here, or whether you’re from across the country or around the world and you chose to come, it’s because our institutions are fabulous at developing the leaders of tomorrow and today. Your work is everywhere that you are and it matters.”

In Conestoga’s two-year Office Administration diploma program, students develop their technical, communication and interpersonal skills. With a wide variety of hands-on practical experience built into the program and emphasis on critical thinking, ethical decision-making and problem-solving skills, graduates are fully trained to meet the demands of today's challenging office environment.

Visit the program page for more information.

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