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Educational Advisors

Academic Advising

Educational Advisors can help you achieve a more fulfilling educational experience through an advising relationship.  While post secondary education can be one of life's most rewarding experiences, it can be a confusing adventure for some, and an intimidating process for others. With an Educational Advisor you can:

  • Explore career and post secondary options
  • Choose or change your program or courses
  • Select courses that will help you clarify your options
  • Clarify your educational goals
  • Develop your educational plans
  • Explore the impacts of dropping a course
  • Make a switch to a new program
  • Get connected with appropriate resources
  • Ask questions: Information we can provide

If you feel that you have particular barriers - for example, you are on income assistance or haven't completed high school - call us for an appointment at 250-746-3509.

It is the student’s responsibility to choose courses and programs to meet career or educational objectives.

See: VIU Advising Services

Learning Skills Counselling

If you have any concerns about managing your work load, study habits, or need some help organizing you can get some help from an Educational Advisor.

Personal Counselling (for enrolled students)

  • Can help you resolve personal issues that are getting in the way of achieving your goals.
  • Provide school related counselling – help you become more effective in managing your time, stress, exam anxiety, and difficulties with concentration or motivation.
  • Provide career and education planning – assist with decision making and provide career tests (for a fee) to help you clarify your goals. There is a minimal fee for career interest testing.
  • Crisis Counselling: We assist in a crisis by identifying resources that are available to you and providing support. Tell us if it is a crisis, so we can see you quickly.

See: VIU Counselling Services

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