Practical advice is available for local students heading off to college or university for the first time.
The Student Transition Enrichment Project Society will hold an information session Monday at Kalamalka Secondary School at 7 p.m.
“The society’s main goal is to improve the transition from high school to university for senior high school students living in the area,” said Samantha Bienias, the society founder who graduated from Kal and attends Queen’s University in Ontario.
“The personal experiences that a few of my classmates and I have are extremely beneficial to share with prospective post-secondary students. We also expect to encourage more students from our community to attend post-secondary education.”
Besides Samantha Bienias, the other speakers will be Alex Lukey, Mairead Raupach, Natalie Bienias and Jared Hack.
“We have chosen to emphasize certain aspects of university that we wish we would have known more about before entering university,” said Samantha Bienias.
The topics include workload and class structure, balancing time, what to expect when living away from home, taking part in social activities and selecting the school right for you.
“Our goal is to ease the pressure and stress of the transition from high school to university for students,” said Bienias.
The presentation is structured for Grade 10 to 12 students and their parents.