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Winner of Winner of 2017 Medal for Academic Excellence (Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication) 

Julie Sykes tried to balance full-time employment with in-class learning, but there just wasn’t enough hours in the day. 

“It can be difficult or impossible to balance university with a career that is already in progress,” she explained. 

Julie was enrolled at University of Ottawa and was working in communications for the federal government, but wasn’t sure how she was going to finish her Bachelor of Arts degree until she learned about University Canada West (UCW).

 “The concept of online learning really appealed to me. Not only would I be able to study at my own convenience, the university offered four semesters per year instead of the standard two, which meant that I would be able to complete my degree more quickly,” she said. 

Julie was worried about losing all the time and effort she put into his studies at the University of Ottawa, but that worked out for her. 

She transferred her credits to UCW and continued her academic journey in the Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication program. 

Julie has an extensive background in media and communications. She spent a number of years working in the radio-broadcasting industry before starting her job in media services for the federal government. 

“My BA (Bachelor of Arts degree) from UCW will be very valuable in my career with the federal government as there are many jobs in communications that require a degree,” she said. 

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