What type of part-time student are you?

Mar 31 2017, 7:00 pm

Congratulations! You’ve decided to take part-time courses this spring. Whether you’re looking to learn new skills, change careers, or advance in your current job, it’s a solid move. So, how to approach the challenge? There are a number of ways to tackle being a part-time student—and how you do it says a lot about you. Do you notice the flowers or do you fly past them to get to the finish line first? Read on to find out which kind of student you are.

I only take what I need

You’re the type of person who sees an opportunity and takes it. The courses you take are strategic. You know what it takes to do the job, and you make sure your resume is up to snuff. When you’re in line for a promotion, you make sure your skills give you an edge on the competition.

Sometimes one course is all you need. Maybe you need some training to help you tackle the new project management responsibilities your boss just gave you. Perhaps you want to network with people just like you. It could all start with one course. BCIT offers hundreds of them every term – from business to trades.

I like to play a long game

You like to focus on a larger goal but you also enjoy the journey it takes to get there. Education is a priority for you but so is balancing work and family life. You’ve got a schedule and need some flexibility when it comes to studying.

A little time can go a long way, you know. Find a part-time program that allows you to earn a certificate, diploma, or a degree at a pace that works for you. That could mean taking software development courses at night or on weekends, or earning a marketing certificate online. This way, you’ll be able to make education a priority that fits with your schedule.

I’m in it to win it


You’re driven and focused. You’re already a college or university grad and you want to build on your diploma or degree. You know where you want to go in your career and how long it will take to get there.

Sounds like you? Check out an advanced training program. These programs cover the specialized theoretical and practical education needed for a particular field, such as forensic investigation or critical care nursing.

Do you identify with any of the points listed above? It could be one or it could be all of them. Regardless of your situation, you’ll find a part-time studies option at BCIT that works for you. There’s still time to register for the spring term. Head to bcit.ca to check out available courses and programs. Register today.

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