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Vernon student propelled by opportunities offered at the College

March 04, 2014 - 11:44 AM

For Taylor Weixl, choosing to start her science degree at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus was about lifestyle and cost savings but she quickly reaped the rewards of small class sizes.

“Most of my labs only have 10 students in them,” says Okanagan College student Taylor Weixl, who is just finishing up her second year of science at the College’s Vernon campus.

“The College provides a great environment for students to start their post-secondary experience,” says Jane Lister, Regional Dean of the North Okanagan.

“The ability to stay close to home, receive personalized attention from professors, and easily transfer courses to B.C. universities are huge benefits for first and second year students,” she says.

“The student-professor ratio is low, so students get a lot of one-on-one time with their instructors,” says Weixl.

“I’ve even had the opportunity to use equipment in my labs that students in the second year of an undergrad at a bigger school don’t get,” she says. “The best part is that all my credits will transfer to university.”

Having been accepted into UBC Okanagan’s Bachelor of Science degree program starting in September, Weixl plans to finish the last two years of her degree and then continue her education after graduation.

“If my grades are high enough I’d like to go to medical school or pursue graduate studies in biology,” she says.

Weixl is just one of several students who will be on-hand for the Arts and Science University Transfer Information Session taking place on Mar. 13 at 6 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre at Okanagan College’s Vernon Campus.

Interested students are invited to come and speak with current students and professors about the benefits of studying at the College. They will have the opportunity to learn about the value an Arts degree, find out about options for careers in science, the process for transferring credits to universities in B.C., and how to pay for their education.

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