Meet Dooshima Jessica Iyorchir, Marketing and Data Analytics student

Dooshima Jessica Iyorchir

'I advise all new OC students not to get distracted but to focus on achieving their goals one day at a time.'

Q: What’s your hometown?

A: I was born in the big city of Lagos in Nigeria. 

Q: How did you end up at Okanagan College?

A: I ended up at Okanagan College because they offer a unique data analytics program when compared to other colleges and universities. The contents of this program drew my attention to the college, I just had to apply to be here. 

Q: How did you choose the Marketing and Data Analytics program?

A: I chose this program because it has always been of interest to me. 

Q: What do you like most about the program?

A: I love the lecturers the most. They are all very understanding and accommodating. 

Q: Favourite class experience?

A:  I started my classes at Okanagan College last winter and due to the COVID-19 outbreak all my classes were online. So, it’s safe to say that I haven’t had a favourite class experience yet.

Q: Who gave you the best advice you ever received?

A: Personally, I can’t say there is one best advice that I have received. A few pieces of advice and and life experiences keep me going. But I will definitely highlight my parents as the people who gave me good advice. 

Q: What advice do you have for new OC students?

A: I advise all new OC students not to get distracted but to focus on achieving their goals one day at a time. 

Q: What is your favourite thing to do in Canada?

A: Going on very long walks and hikes, absorbing the beauty of nature. Kelowna is beautiful.

Q: What matters most to you right now?

A: God, my family and myself. 

Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

A: I do not see as far as five years, but here is what I know. I’ll do my very best today knowing that my best today will build a better tomorrow.

Published By Public Affairs on November 1, 2021


Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Marketing and Data Analytics

This unique two-year post-baccalaureate diploma (60 credit/20 course) is aimed at students with a bachelor degree in any business or science program who wish to pursue a career in Marketing and Data Analytics. Students will receive thorough training in statistics and data science. Term one of this program sets the mathematical and statistical foundation for higher level learning in the marketing and data science area. In subsequent terms, students build on, and apply, these foundational skills to a diverse set of areas. While many of the applications have a business or marketing focus, the mathematical, statistical, and data science concepts learned are universally applicable to a wide range of disciplines.

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