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Choosing a program and university can be a difficult decision. Your kids need your love, guidance and support to choose the best program for them. Here are some important questions for you and your child to discuss during the university process. They can help ensure you are covering all the important topics and help make the decision-making process easier.
You know your kid, and you know what they’re passionate about. And for every passion, there are programs that will turn that passion into a successful career. Here are some questions to ask that will get your child thinking about programs in creative ways.
Often there are many paths to the same destination. Your child will do their best studying a field that they're passionate about. Whatever path they take, a flexible degree will prepare them for their future. Encourage your child to create a degree that's a personal reflection of who they are and what they want to accomplish.
At Laurier, we have more than 80 undergraduate degree programs, along with dozens of options and minors that students can add to their program to enhance their degree.
Just like there’s more to your kid’s life than the classroom, the university student experience is more than just academics. Though many schools offer similar degrees, not all programs at all schools provide the same learning experience. Here are some things to consider.
These opportunities can better prepare students for their future, as well as differentiate their resumé when they're ready to enter the workforce full time.
Though it may be difficult to imagine your teenager leaving home, it can be equally daunting for them to live independently for the first time. Knowing them as well as you do, you can help your child determine which school’s location is the best fit for their needs and personality. You can ask questions like:
The best way to get a feel for the location is to experience it for yourself. Bring them for an open house or take a campus tour and explore the surrounding area while you're here.
Going to university is a huge life change, so it’s important to consider the non-academic supports your child might need. Check out the health and wellness services, extracurricular activities and career services that are offered at each institution.
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