To better prepare future students for their post-secondary experience, Medicine Hat College is hosting a series of events called the ABCs of MHC. In November, attendees had the opportunity to learn about the application and admission process at the “A” event. The next session, scheduled later this week at both Brooks and Medicine Hat campuses, will cover budgeting and the basics of college life.
Landon Heilman, MHC’s recruitment coordinator, believes students have a lot to gain from attending these events. In addition to the budgeting presentation where Heilman will share valuable information about the student loan process, scholarships and bursary funding and money management, future students will also learn about important dates in the academic calendar and connect with various college service providers.
“These are the people who are on hand to support students throughout their time at MHC. From the financial aid advisors to the academic coaching specialist, their knowledge can help students make informed decisions and aid in their success.”
As a graduate of MHC, Heilman can relate to the challenges of being a student and hopes his experiences can prepare others for their own journey.
“My first year at MHC was also my first year being financially independent. Applying for student loans and scholarships, and budgeting my money were things I had never done before. I made some unnecessary mistakes along the way,” recalls Heilman, who actually missed the scholarship deadline and the opportunity for hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in funding. “I don’t want students to make those same mistakes. The ABC events have been created to set them up for success throughout their student experience.”
Budgeting & Basics Sessions
Wednesday, February 15
5:30 - 8 p.m.
* Budgeting presentation starts at 5:45 p.m. in the lecture theatre
Medicine Hat Campus
Thursday, February 16
5:30 – 8 p.m.
*Budgeting presentation starts at 5:45 p.m. in the Eresman Theatre
The final events in the ABC series are scheduled May 3 - 4 and will cover courses and campus life.
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