Meet NSC IB BAS Graduate Mary Van Biber

Mary Van Biber

Originally from Missouri, Seattle has been my home for 15+ years. As a young black professional, I knew I needed to further my education to move me forward in my career. North Seattle College and the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in International Business (IB) program met the mark. The hybrid format of the program was great for me. The split between in-person and online learning allowed me to further my education while still contributing to my household. I was able to interact personally with my instructors, peers, and had the chance to work with other international business students from Malaysia and Australia in my coursework. 

The International Business program has played a significant role in my current position as a Strategic Planning Program Manager at the Port of Seattle. I assist 2000+ Port of Seattle employees in strategic business planning with knowledge and tools I learned directly from the program, such as business strategy, accounting, and project management, to name just a few. The North Seattle College International Business program has helped open doors in my career.