7 Reasons to Connect with an Educational Advisor
CAN HELP YOU to discover, plan and work toward your educational goals. You can 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. We are available to answer your questions or steer you in the right direction when questions arise.
Educational Advisors are available at every VIU campus. Connect Early and Often.
Research careers and post-secondary education and training
Navigate the VIU website to find program information, learner support services and more.
Use information and knowledge of values, strengths, interests, career and life goals to make choices
Choose a direct or flexible and open ended educational path.
DECIDE AND ACTION PLAN
Apply decision making and planning skills to build and revise a workable education plan that fits with short and long term personal, career, lifestyle and educational goals.
ENRICH THE EXPERIENCE
Discover VIU's many enrichment opportunities for students.
Consider participating in student enrichment opportunities.
Identify obstacles and challenges to meeting your goals.
Make plans to overcome obstacles and challenges and to develop your abilities as a self-directed learner.
FOCUS ON GOALS
Clarify the steps that lead to your desired credential.
Identify details that become significant along the path to earning your current credential or another one beyond it.
SELF KNOWLEDGE AND ADVOCACY
Learn about student rights, responsibilities and relevant VIU policies and procedures.
Seek support in striving toward self-regulation, self-directed learning and self-advocacy.