Where can I find a university/life adviser?
November 16, 2012 8:31 PM Subscribe
Is there some sort of 'career/life counselor' out there that can help me navigate college/university programs and requirements after dropping out last year?
posted by Huck to Education (11 answers total)
I was attending the University of Waterloo for Engineering (which is fairly prestigious I guess) and had a shaky first semester, but passed aside from failing two classes. Second semester (after a semester of co-op), I was struggling and feeling depressed, so temporarily withdrew and took a non-degree term in the fall to clear my fails and I took an extra two 'fun' classes. 4 months off until the Spring term to complete semester 2. Bombed the semester, and would be permitted to repeat it. I could not afford to do that again, so ultimately I dropped out.
Now I am researching going back to school and am looking at a range of programs. Was hoping I could apply as a 'mature student', but now am finding some of the schools requirements to be very different from others (i.e. 2 years out of school vs 5, etc.) I find it quite confusing, and it is hard to know where to begin.
I also know that there are many details/paths to degrees that are not well known (starting at a college, finishing at a university, for example).
I would like to find someone who can help me navigate these program requirements, and help me make the best (unbiased) decision possible.
Would love specific references to individuals I can work with, but wouldn't mind knowing 'what to Google'. Searching for 'life coaches' doesn't really get me anywhere.
(And am open to any other advice, really.)
I'm in Southwestern Ontario.