“My name is Yasser Allaham. I am 36 years old. I am from Syria and I live in Damascus. I have a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Higher Diploma in Marketing and Research Management.”
How did you learn about Alison?
My journey with Alison began in 2012. At the time, I was searching Google for some information and materials related to customer care and services. It was at that point that I happened to discover the amazing and informative website that is Alison.
What was your first course on Alison, and why did you choose it?
My first course was the Diploma in Customer Service. It was very interesting and I found it a very smooth transition when I began testing some of the theory in my work. I found the course easy to understand and to apply so I decided to immediately begin a second course. This was the Diploma in Business Management & Entrepreneurship, another prestigious course containing modern theories alongside interesting subjects.
How have Alison courses affected your career?
Once I finished the courses, I began to see great results in both my attitude and in my understanding of various aspects of my professional career. The courses gave me the confidence I was looking for in starting discussions with my colleagues and work partners because it was apparent I was a well-informed person, especially when it came to new theories and up-to-date information. I didn’t just have the traditional theory that’s taught in universities.
What’s your favourite way to relax from studying?
I find walking outside in open spaces to be a comfortable and suitable way to throw off any pressure I feel from long hours of study or work.
Where are you working and what are you studying now?
Currently, I am working in a bank in Syria as a Credit Control Specialist. Also, I continue to still follow new courses that are related to my domain of Finance.
What’s next for you, in terms of education and work?
The journey of education never stops or is limited by age or degrees, so I always try to follow up what’s new in order to give myself a competitive advantage in a very fast and competitive marketplace.
If you could learn absolutely anything in the world from an Alison course, what would it be?
Perhaps another foreign language, such as Chinese or Japanese.
What would you say to someone if they asked you about Alison? Would you recommend it and why?
Over several years now, I’ve studied 6 Diplomas and 4 other courses in a variety of areas such as Management, Sales, Marketing, Operations and Customer Care. Many friends ask me about the best,and easiest to use, e-learning platform to start their journey in education. The answer was, and still is, Alison. When they ask me what it costs I say “Nothing, just determination and a person thirsty for knowledge.” I’m looking forward to beginning a new course and journey with Alison again soon.