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Dispelling the anxiety around course selection

Dispelling the anxiety around course selection

 

A video produced by UTSC Academic Advising & Career Centre (AA&CC) to help students choose their courses has garnered more than 2,300 hits on Youtube.

The video, called What is Your Tomorrow?, walks students through the basics of course selection, and tries to reassure them that they don’t have to have their careers all figured out by their first year of university. The video was produced for Choosing Your Program Month at UTSC

“Part of the idea is to promote our programming, but we also wanted to debunk some of the common program selection myths,” says Jennifer Bramer, director of AA&CC.

The video features UTSC students talking in a friendly, approachable way about what to keep in mind when selecting programs and courses. A big part of the message is that selecting a specific program doesn’t necessarily cut off other future career possibilities.

For instance, a student who wants to study both math and chemistry can do so, and still apply for an MBA or law school at the end.

“We’ve had a great deal of positive feedback from our students, faculty and staff,” Bramer says.

The video was produced by UTSC student and videographer Sandra Ngan. She also produced the AA&CC's Dear First Year Me video, which has 11,500 hits so far.

 




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