As the oldest
private college in British Columbia, Sprott Shaw has established a deep-rooted
reputation of preparing our students for valuable careers through innovative
approaches to thinking. Within the past century, we have also been notably
recognized for the distinctive advantages and benefits we offer both our
current students and alumni.
By becoming a
Sprott Shaw student, you not only set the stage for your career, but you also
grant yourself with all the benefits of joining the Sprott Shaw community. Keep
on reading to find out what some of the perks are!
1. Lifetime Access to Employment Services Specialists
After you graduate, one of the biggest concerns you probably have is finding a job (and how to avoid the dreaded unemployed status). We know that the job market is difficult and competitive enough (and the stresses of the search don’t ease the situation), so we want to help you. For Sprott Shaw students and alumni, they don’t need to stress during the job search because they have lifetime (yes, you read that right!) access to our dedicated Employment Services Specialists (ESS).
As a Sprott
Shaw student and alumni, you will receive lifetime support finding a job that
suits and interests you based on your skills, past experiences, interests, and
passions. All of our specialists are supportive, helpful, and knowledgeable
across an extensive range of industries.
Employment Services Specialists are also available to help you write and edit
your resumes and cover letters. Receiving feedback from specialists who have
examined thousands of successful (and not so successful) documents will help
elevate your own resume and cover letter. Our ESS can even help you brush up on
your interview skills and practice some mock interviews. The practice you have
beforehand will help you to feel more comfortable during your actual interview.
campus has its own job board so you can always drop by to see any available
opportunities and speak with one of our ESS anytime.
found a job, don’t forget to ring the bell at
your home campus to celebrate your success!
2. Receive the Recognition of Attending a Designated Educational Institution
By attending Sprott Shaw College, you experience a distinguished education experience at a college that is officially designated by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills, and Training. PTIB is the institution that administers the Private Training Act and its associated regulations. As an organization, PTIB is responsible for: Ensuring institutions meet the requirements and standards for certification; maintaining a Private Training Institution Directory of all formerly and currently certified institutions and the programs they provide; providing student protection; and overseeing the Student Tuition Protection Fund.
Sprott Shaw College is also sealed with the Education
Quality Assurance (EQA) designation that identifies
British Columbian public and private post-secondary institutions that have met
or exceeded the provincial government recognized quality assurance. The EQA
provides one standard provincial seal that is recognized globally as a symbol
of quality and allows students to identify which provincial institutions the
government of B.C. recognizes as having met quality assurance standards.
To learn more
about our designations and affiliations, click
3. Access to Lifetime Course Refreshers and Skills Upgrading
Shaw students and alumni, we offer lifetime access to course refreshers and
With the passing
of time, the skills and knowledge required to effectively perform a task may
change. Considering how much has advanced within the past decade alone, it’s
not a surprise that the world is constantly evolving. Because of this, we
understand the importance of skills that may need sharpening and refreshing,
which is why we offer course refreshers and skills upgrading for our students
if they ever need an upgrade in the area they trained and studied in.
4. Flexibility to Start Classes When You Want To
As a student,
having the ability to start classes when you
want to is an advantage when some schools only offer 2 enrollment periods
throughout the year – January and September. Having limited intake schedules
can delay and defer your study and career plans for a significant amount of
time – which puts your life and aspirations on hold.
One of the
advantages of attending Sprott Shaw is the flexibility and convenience to start
your studies when you want to – no more waiting for September or a new semester
to be able to go back to school. Our monthly enrollment dates also allow for no
waitlists, so you really can start your education when you want to.
frequent start dates, our students can study, graduate, and become job-ready
sooner so they can enter the workforce sooner.
5. Access to Conveniently Located Campuses Across B.C.
are one of the many things post-secondary life is associated with. Sometimes,
these long commutes can be tedious and tiring – especially when you’re
commuting in Vancouver (also appropriately recognized as Raincouver) where it rains
over 150 days each year on average. While we love the vibrant city, we know
it’s not exactly fun to commute in the rain.
With 16 campus locations
across British Columbia, you don’t need to transit long hours back and forth
every day anymore – in whatever weather B.C. brings. Sprott Shaw’s many
convenient locations allow you to attend a campus that’s close and accessible to
you. In fact, you can even transfer between locations if you ever move,
relocate, or receive employment in a different city.
Vancouver, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Kamloops, Richmond, Nanaimo,
and more, you’ll be able to find a campus near you.
6. Enroll in Programs that Embed Skills and Strategies
for Student and Career Success
Sprott Shaw, we want our students to thrive. This is why most of our programs
include courses to provide students with the skills and strategies to succeed
in their educational, professional, and personal lives. Some of the topics
covered by these courses include time-management strategies, effective studying
habits, test-taking skills, wellness and self-care, career preparation, and
financial literacy (which includes savings and retirement strategies, student
loan repayment, goal setting, budgeting, and more).
studying at Sprott Shaw or want to request more information? Contact one of our advisors