An ed­u­ca­tion be­yond words

Asian Journal - - WORLD -

Alife­long reader with a de­sire to write, Rawia Inaim says she’s al­ways wanted to write for a liv­ing.

“I’ve al­ways loved lit­er­a­ture. I knew I wanted to ma­jor in English to de­velop my writ­ing skills but ini­tially I was afraid to be cre­ative.”

Through en­cour­age­ment from an in­struc­tor at KPU, Inaim be­gan to push her­self, chal­leng­ing nar­ra­tives, and em­brac­ing cre­ativ­ity in her es­says, which led to her first A+ pa­per.

“It helped me be­come a more en­gaged stu­dent, and a more cre­ative thinker” she says, adding, “There’s a thriv­ing com­mu­nity at KPU that you can ac­cess if you reach out.”

Now a KPU alumna, work­ing in the univer­sity’s Learn­ing Cen­tre, Inaim has her sights set on grad­u­ate school, al­ready re­ceiv­ing sev­eral of­fers thanks to the ad­vice and sup­port she re­ceived dur­ing her de­gree pro­gram.

“My ed­u­ca­tional ex­pe­ri­ence was com­pletely cus­tom­iz­a­ble and per­son­al­ized. I worked with an ad­vi­sor and fin­ished my un­der­grad­u­ate pro­gram in three years in­stead of four. I’ve had so many op­por­tu­ni­ties to gain ex­pe­ri­ence in my field and make in­valu­able con­nec­tions and it’s all con­trib­uted to my suc­cess as a stu­dent.” Home to more than 20 unique pro­grams and dis­ci­plines, the Fac­ulty of Arts at KPU of­fers a range of pro­grams in­clud­ing English, cre­ative writ­ing, jour­nal­ism, psy­chol­ogy, In­dige­nous com­mu­nity jus­tice, and more. Cour­ses are avail­able at mul­ti­ple KPU cam­puses, em­pha­siz­ing ex­pe­ri­en­tial learn­ing and op­por­tu­ni­ties for hands-on ex­pe­ri­ence. Visit kpu. ca/arts or contact the Fu­ture Stu­dents’ Of­fice at 604.599.3030 or study@ for de­tails. For more than 30 years, Kwantlen Polytech­nic Univer­sity has pro­vided stu­dents with the skills they need for the ca­reers they want. KPU of­fers a range of de­gree, diploma, cer­tifi­cate, and ci­ta­tion pro­grams with op­por­tu­ni­ties for hands-on ex­pe­ri­ence and ex­pe­ri­en­tial learn­ing. Why stop at the­ory, when you can also har­ness the power of ex­pe­ri­ence?

Launch your ca­reer and make a pos­i­tive im­pact on your com­mu­nity with ex­pe­ri­en­tial learn­ing at KPU: where thought meets ac­tion.

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