Do your homework before enrolling in post-secondary

Think about your passions before spending money on schooling

Before anyone considers post-secondary education, find something you are passionate about and determine what career helps fulfill that passion.

If it is trades training, look at what sector or industry needs skilled workers. If you are considering an undergraduate degree, research where the growth is and for pity’s sake, think about co-operative education as a way to earn income and enhance your CV.

If you don’t have money saved up, don’t want to take out a student loan and cannot access the bank of mom and dad, think about the Canadian Forces. And if you don’t really want to work, but love to talk, go into politics.

I’m passionate about theatre, so the University of Victoria’s program was for me. But I went into it heads up, eyes open, accepting it would be challenging to find work afterward.

By all means take advice, but take responsibility for your own future and do your own research. After all, it’s you who must work at that job – not your parents or anyone else.

Lisa Perry

Victoria

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