For many years before starting at BCIT I had an interest for business and I strived to learn as much as possible about it. Since my dad was a CEO of a small textile company (800 employees) back home I was introduced to the business world early in life. Through many years my dad taught me the core rules and laws of business and finance. He taught me how to recognize the right moment for any business decision and how to react on it. The main lesson was, to be patient, and that is exactly what I did. I’m still trying to learn as much as possible by reading finance book and all the literature I can find on this topic. There are many things to learn in business/finance and I’m aware nobody can learn it all, but I will try to maximize my chances and learn as much as I can. This became my hobby and my goal, something that keeps me motivated from day to day. That is why I enjoy BCIT and the knowledge I’m getting from it.
Archive for February, 2011
Five months ago I attended the Career Planning Program (CPP) at Landell and Associates Consulting Ltd. This seven day program it’s a great start for anyone who finds themselves confused with all the different career paths in today’s working environment. If you want to find out if your personality and/or abilities are supporting your career of choice this is a great choice. You will learn much about yourself and more important, you will gain knowledge of which career would suit you the best. For example, I learned that Finance industry suits me the most. This just affirmed my previews opinion. I was always good with numbers and through my education I won many Math championships and contests so I was always inspired to take a business course but I never did. This program definitely helped me in my decision. The program was great and I met many interesting and good people, the Landell staff was great as well.
There are just good thinks I can say about them.
Thank you Landell!
If you have any interest in this type of program, please the Landell web site.
For the last 10 years and before starting studies at BCIT I worked in the Casino industry all around the world. In 1999 I started as a Casino Dealer in Croatia, working for Casino Mulino. At the beginning I learned how to deal French Roulette and Black jack but soon after I developed new skills and learned new games as well. After 4 years in the casino industry and some savings I decided to enter in to the business world. I opened a movie shop/rental in my hometown (Umag-Croatia). As the beginning of any new entrepreneurship can be challenging and hard I had to find a new source of income. I got a job with Carnival corporation cruise line where I worked as a casino dealer as well. The cruise ship was travelling through different parts of the world (Caribbean, Alaska, Hawaii…) and the hard work was paid off by newly acquired experience and skills. After the cruise ship contract was over I returned home (Croatia) and got my job back (at the local casino). At this point I made a decision to move to Canada and there for I sold my business. After arriving in Vancouver (2005) I found a job at Edgewater Casino where I stayed until March 22, 2009. During these 4 years at Edgewater Casino I was introduced to different parts of the job. I transfer departments, and soon I took a role of a part-time supervisor position. I stayed at Edgewater Casino until March 22, 2009. At this date, due to economic downturn and low seniority in the Casino, I was lay off. That’s when I recognized this moment as the right one to go back to school and further pursue my dream.
As I said in the previews post, marketing project was different every time. In this project we were introduced to a case of a fictional company which developed a new product. Our job was to develop a marketing plan and the best pricing strategy for the new product. If you would like to see our work, feel free to click on the file below:
During the first term at BCIT, in the Marketing class, our group had to develop few Marketing plans. The Marketing plan was always of a different nature. We would be presented with real life situations in different firms. What we had to do was finding and developing the best possible marketing plan for a specific situation. One of these projects was the Blackberry vs. Apple Marketing strategy displayed below.
Please for review, click on the file below:
In our BSYS 1000 Lab I had to create a newsletter using Microsoft Word 2007. The topic of the newsletter was a fictional situation in which I just graduated from BCIT and was sending newsletter to possible employers. In this assignment I learned how to create newsletter, which could be used as a promotional or marketing material. The acquired knowledge could be used in any business for advertising or promoting a company, with little effort and budget.
While working on a Microsoft Word assignment for BSYS 1000 my group chose the following topic, “Introduction to Windows Vista”.
By doing this assignment we learned how to use MS Word and create functional manuals/instructions on any given topic and post them to a public Publishing web site as www.Lulu.com.
Here is the link to the manual on Lulu.com:
Introduction to Windows Vista
And the link to the word file as well:
Introduction to Windows Vista – Ali, Li, Sum, Katavic
For my first BSYS 1000 assignment my group members and I had to create a PowerPoint presentation with a topic: “Why we chose BCIT”! In order to express our knowledge, in using PowerPoint as a presentation tool, we came up with the following:
This video is the results of the project in which we shown how BCIT education gets you faster to your goal. The PowerPoint presentation was converted to a video using Camtasia softwere and after posted on YouTube.
In tis project my team had to develop a business model for John Chow and his blogging website:
The model is created to help John calculate his revenues, expenses and other financial information.
As other business models we worked on in the BSYS 2050 course this model shows how effective and efficient excel can be.
I learned how to implement information in the model to create output information that a user can use tomake good business decision.