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Get your dream job with one of these 5 programs – before it’s too late

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Daily Hive Custom Content Jul 11, 2016 6:24 am

While a traditional college education is exciting to others, the idea might have you caught up in a vicious cycle of yawns.

But before you start falling asleep again, open your eyes to the possibility of an innovative education for a job that makes you want to spring out of bed in the morning for.  Studying a unique program that’s outside of the norm can lead to an out-of-the-ordinary career that never feels like a job, but rather, a labour of love.

We’ve compiled a list of some unique programs you can take straight out of high school, your university program, or your current career.

3D Modeling, Art & Animation

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©Jovo Jovanovic / Stocksy United

If you’re one to admire the 3D art and animation of a video game, feature film, or animated movie, then you might be surprised to hear that you can make a living out of it. Right now the need for 3D artists and animators is bigger than ever before, and as it turns out, you can get a diploma that gives you the creative, technical, and design skills to turn your passion for art and animation into a career. BCIT handed us some information about its own 3D Modeling, Art and Animation Program that gets you into the field super-fast.

Entrepreneurship

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©Studio Firma / Stocksy United

If you’re always coming up with another cool idea for starting a business venture then a specialized program in Entrepreneurship can help you get your ideas off the ground. Whether you see yourself starting a clothing line or a cool new phone app, a two year Entrepreneurship Program like BCIT’s can give you the intensive training needed for successfully creating and managing your dream business.

Professional Real Estate

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©Jelena Jojic / Stocksy United

With Vancouver’s hot market, a career in real estate has never been hotter. The best way to learn is by putting yourself in a program that provides tons of support and links to top notch opportunities. You’ll find all of that by looking into BCIT’s two year Professional Real Estate Program where you’ll study in a classroom with just 26 students. The program works in collaboration with the Sauder School of Business so you get the best of both schools.

Sustainable Energy Management

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©Juan Moyano / Stocksy United

Not every sustainability centric program has ties to the real world, but if you find one then it can be easier to enter the workforce straight after graduation. Taking a look at BCIT’s Sustainable Energy Management advanced certificate you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see its partnership between BC Hydro, FortisBC, BCIT, and more. It’s a completely online part-time studies program that prepares you for jobs as an energy manger, energy specialist, and more.

Professional Sales

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©Milles Studio / Stocksy United

The beauty of working in sales is that you’re anything but limited. So if you’re a big dreamer who wants to do many different things then you’ll dig BCIT’s Professional Sales Diploma Program. Graduates can work in many areas including advertising, insurance, pharmaceuticals, real estate, and more. What’s also cool is that you can work for local businesses, national businesses, and even multinational businesses. You’ll get real world skills before graduating with a 10 week work practicum – 70% of students receive job offers within 6 months.


These are just a few of the exciting programs you can do right out of high school or your university program. Check out these other options online. Take charge of your career by applying for a program for September. There are still seats available in specific programs. You can also call admissions for more information at 604-434-1610.

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