Search AC Website

Top Links
Semester Schedule myAC Student Portal Subject Areas Library
Fernando standing under a tree outside AC

Fernando from Mexico: A Mind for Marketing and a Love for Canada

Written by Alexander College in Student Spotlight on February 13, 2024

Today we are featuring a student from Mexico, Fernando Ramirez Zermeño! He is currently studying towards an Associate of Arts degree with a concentration in Economics. This is his second semester.

A Country That Has It All

When asked why he chose Vancouver as his new home while he completes his studies, the answer seemed obvious to him.

“Something just caught me about the city. I travelled here for the first time last year. I came and had the greatest summer of my life.”

As an outdoor enthusiast, Fernando loves how the mountains, beaches, and the city are conveniently located in a single place. “I didn’t know that was possible until I got here,” he says with a grin.

Aside from the great outdoors, Fernando also really enjoys having the presence of many cultures in the city. With such a diverse population, it’s really easy to have conversations with others from around the world!

Fernando walking outside

Studying for the Future

In Fernando’s mind, his future career path is clear.

While he has already fulfilled his plan to start an online business by establishing his own marketing agency, he knows he will need to learn more in order to keep his business going. Obtaining an Associate of Arts degree in Economics will be the first step in achieving his goals.

Fernando using a laptop in the library

A Message to His Future Self

Five years into the future, Fernando hopes to achieve all his personal goals – physical and spiritual.

“Chase your dreams. Don’t be afraid of doing what you like and don’t let anybody tell you what you like or really want because it’s something you need to discover yourself.”

Fernando boxing in the gym

If you’re a current student at AC, we would love to hear our story! Contact us at social@alexandercollege.ca and you may have a chance to be featured in a future blog and video.

Looking to start the application process?

You can apply online, review admissions requirements or request additional information below. Contact us Mon-Fri 9am-5pm PST or email info@alexandercollege.ca Apply Online

Alexander College acknowledges that the land on which we usually gather is the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this territory.

Alexander College acknowledges that the land on which we usually gather is the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this territory.