Usually, Selkirk College recruiter Matt Martin connects with future students as he tours them around campus, often introducing them to a great representative from their program of interest.
Because of physical distance recommendations, he has been connecting with these Selkirk reps on Zoom. Check out our series Real Talk about Selkirk with Matt. These videos are entertaining - a little bit like watching late-night tv with bits like "Get to Know You" "What's Going on Here?!" We've started wondering what's going on when Matt gives these campus tours???!
Press play to learn about each program, careers associated with specific training and bit about life in the Kootenays and each of these interesting people we are lucky to have connected to Selkirk. More videos coming! Stay tuned!
Learning Resource Centre
Selkirk College Student Recruiter Matt Martin talks real with Learning Skills Coordinators Todd Solarik, Darcy Falkenhagen and Laurie Jarvis. During COVID-19, Selkirk College's Learning Resource Centre is as important as ever. Transitioning to a new form of learning such as online or distance can be challenging. They are here to help! It doesn't matter whether you are fresh from high school or returning to education after a long break, we can help you to get more out of your studies and become a more confident and successful learner.
Learn more about the Learning Resource Centre...
University Arts - Creative Writing
Selkirk College Student Recruiter Matt Martin talks real with Creative Writing Instructors Leesa Dean and Renée Harper about the practical value of this profession that also comes with great intrisic reward. In the School of University Arts & Sciences students learn to use their minds and express themselves. This is ever so apparent in the Creative Writing Program where students strengthen their skills - story telling, self-expression, communication, writing - and explore this exciting creative form.
Learn more about Creative Writing...
Selkirk College Student Recruiter Matt Martin talks real with Takaia Larsen about the unique-in-Canada Rural Pre-Medicine Program, highlights of the program for students and surviving going over Niagra Falls in a barrel. She doesn't sugar coat the amount of work needed in RPM but emphasizes cohort and faculty support. She also brags a little about students sucessfully getting into Medical School from this program along with other successful careers that have been achieved.
Learn more about Rural Pre-Medicine...
School of Business
Selkirk College Student Recruiter Matt Martin talks real with School of Business Chair, Gord Rein. Even he knows the importance of balance between a thriving career and making time for fun in life. Gord is proud of the affordable, quality and focused learning offered at Selkirk.
Learn more about Business Administration at Selkirk College...
Current Students - Student Ambassadors
Selkirk College Student Recruiter Matt Martin talks real with Selkirk student ambassadors Grace, Adrian, and Wesley about what's keeping them motivated during these less than ideal times. They offer words of encouragement and what's getting them excited for the upcoming semester. We also find out how these students are passing the time and the first place they're going to go when campuses open back up!
Resort & Hospitality
Selkirk College Student Recruiter Matt Martin talks real with Instructor David MacGillivray who dishes on hairstyles and tells us about the incredible perks of a career in hospitality - and he's had an incredible one! His classroom learning is filled with stories from David's vast career. A sense of humour along with serious learning is the mix his students can expect.
Embrace your sense of adventure and explore all our hospitality and tourism programs...
Selkirk College Student Recruiter Matt Martin talks real with Instructors Matty Hillman and Jane Green about the student experience, accommodating education, and the rewarding careers in Human Services. Their passion is contagious and they'll make you want to be wear the "I can't believe they pay me for this" t-shirt too.
Learn more about Human Services at Selkirk College...
Selkirk College Student Recruiter Matt Martin talks real with Matt Sumner about the nature of a career in this hands-on profession (he's worked on projects for NASA and Boeing), Kootenay life, ponytails and what it's like in the shop on Silver King Campus in Nelson. Sumner is a grad of the Selkirk College program who has enjoyed a dynamic and lucrative career as a Millwright.
Learn more about Millwright/Machinist...
University Sciences & Engineering
Selkirk College Student Recruiter Matt Martin talks real with Instructor Raoul Kemper about the benefits of starting a university degree at a college level, Van Der Graaff generators (haha) and a hidden talent - juggling on a slackline...
Learn more about University Sciences at Selkirk College...
Selkirk College Student Recruiter Matt Martin talks real with Clay Winje, a Forest Technology Program graduate about his career right here in the Kootenays, meeting life-long friends at Selkirk and ping pong. Clay shares highlights of the program including a field trip experience to Vancouver Island where his class checked out a cut block and learned about differing forestry practices.
Learn more about Forest Technology