This info can help you choose your dream university

Jun 6 2016, 10:32 am

Choosing a university is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your life.

You want to select a program that makes you eager to get out of bed in the morning, one that sets you on the path to your dream career. You’re serious about making it in the real world, so it’s vital that the school printed on your resume helps you to get where you want to go.

You might start by asking yourself: What kind of experience do I want? What is the school known for? Are grads sought after by employers? The answers to these questions will help you narrow the field. But one of the best ways to make sure you pick the right school is to check it out for yourself.

Prospective students who are considering Capilano University for the next stage of their education can do just that at Explore Capilano Info Night on Tuesday, June 14. The North Vancouver campus is opening its doors from 6 to 8:30 pm, and friends and family are welcome.

For a sneak peek at what makes Capilano U special, here are five reasons to choose Capilano U for your education.

1. An eclectic mix of innovative programs

Capilano University is known for high quality, niche programs. While the university offers up traditional Arts & Sciences and Business offerings, you’ll also find specialized degrees like Motion Picture Arts, Jazz Studies, Music Therapy, Paralegal, Visual Communication, Tourism Management, and Early Childhood Care and Education. Grads are sought after by employers in part because the curriculum is always in step with industry demand to ensure Capilano graduates have the most current, relevant skills. For those who want to carve out their own educational path, Cap’s interdisciplinary Liberal Studies program allows you to build your own BA degree based on your individual interests and aspirations.  

2. A hands-on, immersive experience

Creating opportunities for students to “learn by doing” is at the heart of Capilano University’s teaching approach. Cap U grads are some of the best prepared in Canada because they’ve gained hands-on experience making films, competing in business competitions, caring for patients during a clinical practicum, and more. Graduates launch their careers with confidence because they’ve gained the practical experience and leadership skills that lead to professional success.

3. A coach in your corner

With an average class size of 28, Capilano University classrooms are welcoming spaces where discussions are lively and individual learning styles are supported. Instructors are engaging professionals who see themselves as coaches, rather than academics in an ivory tower. They help you recognize your strengths, zero in on your goals, and inspire you to be your best. Beyond the classroom, there’s a team of advisors, counsellors and learning specialists to help you be successful.

4. A close-knit, creative community

One of the advantages of a smaller university is it’s easy to meet other students and find your tribe. From student clubs and associations to concerts, film screenings and campus recreation, there are plenty of opportunities to connect with like-minded people and to build lasting relationships. Plus, Capilano U is home to a talented creative community of students in film, animation, music, design, and theatre programs who collaborate on projects, so there’s always something interesting happening on campus.

5. A clearing in the forest

It’s hard to beat Capilano University’s North Van campus with its fresh mountain air, lush green forest, and cozy meeting places inspired by Aboriginal design, not to mention its close proximity to trails, lakes, mountains and beaches. With such abundant natural beauty, it’s not surprising that sustainability figures so prominently in the curriculum and culture of Cap – from the University’s EarthWorks lecture series and farmer’s market, to the annual waste audit and student leadership on environmental issues.

Don’t miss this opportunity to find out everything you ever wanted to know about Capilano University.

Image: Cap U

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Explore Capilano Info Night

When: Tuesday, June 14, 6 – 8:30 pm

Where: Capilano University, North Vancouver campus, 2055 Purcell Way

RSVP for the chance to win fantastic prizes, including $1,000 in tuition and an iPad Mini.

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