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How our Advisors Can Help you Succeed in College

By Abigail Cox 
Second Year Journalism and Communications student and intern with Holland College Marketing and Communications  

Five students walk away from viewer into campus quadThe Recruitment and First Year Advising Department offers a variety of services to support students throughout their post-secondary journey.

Michael Dimitroff, manager of the department, says services remain available throughout the transition back into full-time in-person learning. He encourages students to reach out if they need assistance with anything from course registration to getting involved with the Holland College community. 

“Each staff member is familiar with what’s new and going on with the students, so we can advise them on who or where to go to next. Whether it be mental health support, study tactics, course selection, and so on.If we don’t know the answers to your questions, we can help guide you to the correct department." 

The team provides assistance on: 

  • Co-op work permit application letters 
  • Course registration 
  • COVID-19 travel information 
  • Resources available through other College Departments – Student Support, Counselling, Employment etc. 
  • How to get involved in the Holland College community 
  • Information on the Global Buddies Project 
  • Information sessions on topics that affect international students 
  • Contact information for IRCC if you have questions about extending your study permit/post-graduation work permits/permanent residency 
  • How to set up a Canadian bank account 
  • How to get a Canadian cell phone 
  • How to apply for a Social Insurance Number  
  • How to obtain a PEI Health card 
  • Sign up for the Virtual Embracing Diversity Fair (end of March) 

Holland College wants to ensure student success, so reach out if you need support. 
Email Recruitment@hollandcollege.com to set up an appointment with a Recruiter and First-Year Advisor. 

For more information, please contact:
Michelle MacNeil, Social Media Officer
Tel: 902-566-9695
Date: February 28, 2022