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How Coquitlam College’s Student Services Can Help You Make Your Academic Studies Smooth-Sailing

Many, if not all, students encounter moments when they need assistance in navigating their academic journey or managing the challenges of student life. But where do they turn to seek the support they need? That’s where Coquitlam College’s Student Services steps in! 

About Student Services

At Coquitlam College, Student Services offers a wide range of resources, services and support to students throughout their academic journey. These services have been designed with students in mind, and have been structured to help students succeed academically, personally, and socially. 

The Advising Centre, which is a part of Student Services, assists students in selecting the right courses, majors, and academic paths based on their interests and goals. Academic advisors are available daily, and can help students with course registration, academic and career planning, addressing any academic challenges and even confidential matters.

International students who wish to obtain more information about study permits, permit renewals and/or extension, Post-Graduate Work Permit Program (PGWP) eligibility, and other IRCC-related subjects can speak to a Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor. 

The Writing & Learning Centre

The Writing Centre at Coquitlam College offers support to students who are looking to improve their writing skills​​, regardless of their proficiency level or academic discipline. Whether it’s to revise citations, check grammar on a final essay, or create a resume from scratch, the Writing Centre’s tutors can provide personalized assistance and feedback to students at various stages of the writing process—from brainstorming and drafting to revising and editing. 

Tutors will also provide constructive feedback on students’ drafts, highlighting areas for improvement in grammar, style, organization, and clarity. This feedback helps students revise and refine their work, ultimately leading to stronger, more polished writing.  

For Fall 2023, Writing Centre’s in-person meetings schedule is as follows:

  • Days: Monday to Friday (Bird Hall)
  • Hours: 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Instructor: Laura Ciconte

Online Writing Centre hours are as follows:

  • Day: Wednesday
  • Hours: 9:00am – 12:00pm and 12:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Instructors: Brittany Hopkin, Michael Loncaric

See here for more information on how to schedule an in-person or online appointment with the Writing Centre.

Workshop Information

Workshops are held each semester and are open to all Coquitlam College students. This year’s sessions will be held over Zoom. 

Each of the workshops will cover the following topics:

  • How to write thesis statements
  • Reading (Level 1)
  • Reading (Level 2)
  • How to avoid accidental plagiarism
  • Peer tutoring for math

See here for a more in-depth explanation of what each of the workshop sessions will cover. 

Homestay Program

Coquitlam College’s Homestay Program has been rated one of the top in the Greater Vancouver area, which means that international students can expect exceptional accommodations, a warm and welcoming environment, and a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in Canadian culture and community while pursuing their studies.

International students in the Homestay Program are matched with local host families, each of which are carefully selected and screened by the College to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for students.

Students can expect to receive:

  • Private bedrooms that are fully-furnished, with shared laundry and bath facilities
  • Three meals per day, including a school lunch
  • Convenient location that is close to a bus route
  • A maximum travel time of 30 minutes from home to Coquitlam College
  • A maximum of two students per family

For more information about the Homestay Program, see the Student Guide, the Parent Guide, and the Application Form.

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Sources: Coquitlam College – Student Services, Coquitlam College – The Writing & Learning Centre, Coquitlam College – Homestay Program

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