Name: Hayley Olson
Program: Nuclear Medicine Technology
What attracted you to becoming a Peer Tutor?
Throughout my entire education, I have always enjoyed tutoring and helping other students learn. I thought this would be a great way to give back to a program that helped me be so successful during my first year.
How has working as a Tutor helped you?
Working as a tutor has helped me stay up to date on material I learned during my first year in the Nuclear Medicine Program. Being able to work through problems with students is an excellent refresher. It is also nice to feel like I am building relationships with my peers, since we will all be working together in the clinical environment very soon!
If you could give one piece of advice to a BCIT student what would it be?
Time management! These programs are intense, but they a re manageable. Make sure to sleep enough at night to allow yourself to be present during class. Being engaged in class, and ask questions when you’re confused will contribute so much to your learning! I found that when I pay attention in class, I have far less studying to do on my own after.
What would your dream job be when you leave BCIT?
Nuclear Medicine Technologist! Perhaps also a BCIT Nuclear Medicine Instructor in the future.
If you had a free day, how would you spend it?
If my free day is a rainy one (which during this time of year is almost always) I will be curled up with some tea, white cheddar popcorn, a cozy blanket by the fireplace and a good book or some Netflix!