The writing’s on the wall

On Monday September 18, if you walked through the BCIT Great Hall or the cafeteria at the J.W. Inglis Building, chances were you were handed a Sharpie and encouraging to scribble on the wall.

Yes, you heard right, the one thing your mother told you never to do, was strongly encouraged by our friends at Coast Capital Savings.

This fun event, put together by the BCIT Foundation, the School of Business as well as the Student Association, invited students to write their “Back to School Survival Tip” on the walls for a chance to win one of three prizes, including $500 cash! A student wearing a backpack writes their back-to-school tip on a whiteboard

Over the span of three hours, each  whiteboard was filled with honest but humorous advice and scribbles of hope and encouragement, revealing the true spirit of our student body. A few highlights included:

  • Stay focused and time manage
  • Enjoy your days off
  • Don’t be afraid to fail
  • Take care of yourself
  • Quit being a perfectionist
  • Gratitude!
  • Form study groups – they will double as support groups

Coast Capital Savings has invested $65m back to local communities, including our very own BCIT community. Over the past three years, Coast Capital Savings has invested $376,000 to help BCIT establish the Coast Capital Savings Entrepreneurship Skills for Trades and Technology Program. Together, Coast Capital Savings and BCIT are proud to be providing flexible, part-time education to the next generation of successful small business owners.

“At Coast Capital Savings, our community investments support youth education, entrepreneurship and small business, so supporting the Coast Capital Savings Entrepreneurial Skills for Trades and Technology program is a natural fit,” says Julienne Hills, Manager, Community Partnerships, Coast Capital Savings.“It’s been very rewarding working with an innovative partner like BCIT. Like us, they understand that helping young entrepreneurs achieve what’s important in their lives ultimately benefits all of us—small businesses are important to the fabric of our communities.”

For some, January is the right time to make resolutions, but for others, September seems a more appropriate time to set intentions and prepare for a successful year ahead.

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