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Boston City Campus and Business College is looking forward to a successful 2014

JOBURG – Proudly celebrating the 5th year in a row as Best College, as voted by readers of The Star newspaper, Boston City Campus & Business College is looking forward to a successful 2014. Generally the phrase “these are the finest times of your life” comes up at least number of times during the college …

JOBURG – Proudly celebrating the 5th year in a row as Best College, as voted by readers of The Star newspaper, Boston City Campus & Business College is looking forward to a successful 2014.

Generally the phrase “these are the finest times of your life” comes up at least number of times during the college days, coming from parents, lecturers and friends. Kerry Damons, Marketing Manager of the campus, has the following pointers to help you make the best of your college days.

Damons recommends that you try and investigate the colleges closest to where you live. “That will save on your travel time, stress, and finances,” she says. The variety of courses offered at accredited colleges will reduce the anxiety of “what do I do if I can’t get in?” If you are not eligible for a certain, course, look for another programme within the same industry. For example, you may have wanted to study law? If an LLB is not a current option, look at a qualification in paralegal studies. The life of a full-time student comes around (generally!) only once in a lifetime, so it is an opportunity that you have to make the most of. Once you have selected your ‘best college’, and registered for the course of your choice, make sure you make it the ‘best years of your life’.

• Meet people – Put yourself out there and make friends and contacts. Network with industry personnel such as the lecturers and guest speakers. The friends you make at college will be friends for life. Go to the spots where people hang out, meet and make friends, spend time with your friends. Your friends are what make your college life spectacular.” We are in contact with some of our very first graduates, from the early 90’s!” says Damons. “And to our surprise, they are still good friends with their peers that were on campus at the same time, even though they all work in different companies now.”

• Talk to your lecturers and counsellors- you are at college to learn, don’t let academic difficulties become obstacles. Consult with tutors, get questions answered, and move on with your work. Don’t let the difficult stuff pile up – deal with everything as soon as academic issues arise. Learners should be able to consult with training advisors, make use of webinars for revision and to clarify issues, email the tutors or lecturers, and make use of things such as tele-schedules to call them directly. Make a prior arrangement with your lecturers as soon as it is possible in their timetable. It has been discovered that you learn much more from a university lecturer, when you had some kind of private relationship with them.

• Have fun!- yes, you have an aim, which is to get you to graduate and get you into the working world. But while you are studying and on campus, make sure you live, laugh, love and learn! Take part in every social activity offered, if you are the unsporty or quiet type – make sure you attend even as a supporter, you’ll soon find that you will join in, or at least have a good laugh and enjoy the day!

• Get Involved- start a committee, collect for a charity, have your birthday bash in the canteen. Get involved in things that you love about or want to turn into passionate about. By getting involved in curriculum activities, leadership roles or committees, student groups on campus you open up various doors of opportunity for yourself.

Applying for college can prove to be daunting, and waiting for approval even more so. The fact that most colleges today are more selective than they were a decade ago has filled the college-admissions process with a sense of risk and scarcity — Boston removes this fear from the process by starting you off with a computerised career compass assessment, followed by one-on-one consultation with a counsellor. Then a discussion of fees and payment terms follows. Ever rising prices mean that a college education can be way more expensive than you planned for, make sure that you speak to your counsellor or the Boston accounts department, and secure a payment plan that suits you. While you are buying something that is intangible, it is also security for yours and your child’s future.

Boston City Campus & Business College has campuses spread throughout the country and you can get the full list of these online at www.boston.co.za, contact 011 551-2000 or e-mail info@boston.co.za

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