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In celebration of 100 years, we're sharing stories about the people who have shaped SAIT throughout our first century.
 What’s your #SAITstory? If you have a special memory or connection to SAIT, we want to hear about it. Tell us your story.
30 Aug
Community makes a difference

Community makes a difference

#SAITstory: “The first two years I was here I was totally not involved. And it was kind of boring, but it was okay. I went to school, but I only went to my classes, and then we, me and my friends, would just do things off campus. It wasn’t very engaging or inspiring. I guess I cared less about school then, so my grades were worse. 

I started getting more involved after I got on the board of directors for SAITSA ― that was the turning point. When I did get involved, it added a lot of fun because it felt like I fit more of myself into it all. And then my grades went up, which is weird because in Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), usually your grades start really high and then kind of teeter off. But my case was completely the reverse. So it was cool because getting involved increased my interest and motivation to stay in school.

I now take a lot more pride in my school. My marks improved because I enjoyed school so much more. My first two years my was about a 2.6, which is pretty bad, I guess. Then I went to a 3.6 or 3.7, so it was a big difference.”

Alexander Ho, BBA '16 |2015/16 SAITSA Board of Directors | 2015/16 Academic Council | SAIT representative, 2016 Alberta Deans of Business Case Competition

Editor’s note: Alexander will be graduating with his BBA this fall and is part of the last graduating class of the SAIT’s first century. SAIT turns 100 on Oct. 16 and those graduating in spring 2017 will be part of the first graduating class of SAIT’s second century. Congratulations SAIT graduates!


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