Academic Advising

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Submitted by Annette Lucas on January 9, 2019 - 2:50pm

We start thinking about what we want to be when we grow up long before we have even taken our first step inside of a school. Perhaps we are influenced by what our parents or Uncle Bob does, or we are genetically predisposed to be better at certain things. However, as we cross the path from child to young adult, the route isn’t always as clear anymore.

Don’t be afraid to fail

Submitted by Web Admin on December 1, 2018 - 2:27pm

There is often pressure placed on us in Grade 12 – whether it comes from our family, society or ourselves – to have our life map drawn out before we graduate high school. Truth is, most of us don’t know what we want to be when we “grow up.” Even when we think we have it figured out, things can change.

After high school, Elijah Vesprey enrolled at Vancouver Island University (VIU) to pursue his passion in the culinary arts. Once he was in the program, he quickly realized it wasn’t where he was meant to be.