Get In Graduate School Groove At Vancouver Island University

By Vancouver Island University - Graduate Programs Modified on October 11, 2017

5 ways to prepare yourself for success at VIU!


So you’re ready for the next step in your post-secondary career - graduate school. Vancouver Island University has a range of graduate programs at the certificate, diploma and master’s levels to help you achieve your career goals. We also have the right supports in place to ensure your success, from small class sizes and plenty of one-on-one time with faculty to experiential learning and networking opportunities. Here are five tips to become a grad school rockstar at VIU.

With a strong commitment to student success, your professors want to ensure you are engaging with course materials and can offer plenty of advice to help you determine next steps in your research and apply for grants. Network with peers and community members at the Lunch & Learn Series, by joining in the many activities and clubs organized on campus, or checking out what Campus Recreation has to offer.

Try Hands-on Research
VIU faculty and staff are well-known for building community connections that lead to enriching and career-building opportunities for students, from investigating ways to make education more relevant for Indigenous learners, to helping a municipality develop a community park master plan.

Get to Know Your Librarian
VIU’s talented librarians are whizzes at helping you structure research. They also provide scholarship and publication supports and services.

Access Supports
Being successful means asking for help when you need it. Supports at VIU include advising, career services, the Centre for Experiential Learning, counseling,disability access services , the Learning Matters website, Services for Aboriginal Students, the Student Health Clinic, IT services and the Writing Centre.

Make Time to Explore
Vancouver Island is an unbeatable location to live, work and play, and VIU’s Nanaimo Campus is ideally positioned to take advantage of all the central Island area has to offer. Take a tour to see for yourself!