Name: Victor Starzynski
Program: Computer Systems Technology
What attracted you to becoming a Peer tutor?
Having a chance to help someone having a hard time is something that I really enjoy. As BCIT students we know how overwhelming our programs are, and being a “scape route” from all that pressure is a marvelous feeling.
How has tutoring helped you?
In many ways!
Peers that I’m tutoring don’t realize how much I learn with them. Not only course related since I’m reviewing subjects that are from previous terms, but also as a person. Everyone is a change for me to learn how to inspire, develop leadership skills and, most importantly, understand a little bit more about different perspectives.
If you could give one piece of advice to a BCIT student what would it be?
Work hard, play harder. In my opinion, a good balance between studies and social life is the key to success.
What would your dream job be when you leave BCIT?
I don’t exactly have a “dream job”! I just want to find a position that gives me a feeling that my job is relevant to someone, even if they don’t even notice it.
If you had a free day, how would you spend it?
Definitely drinking a beer with my girlfriend and friends.