Why DC should be your top choice for college

Choosing the perfect college can be exciting and for some a bit challenging. While you want to consider things like location (are you going to commute or stay in residence?) or if the school has your preferred program, it’s also important to ask yourself what kind of post-secondary experience you’re looking for.

Here are some reasons why Durham College (DC) could be your perfect fit:

  • You want a strong academic foundation for your career.

    Our programs share one goal: preparing job-ready graduates who possess the skills and knowledge employers need. At DC you will learn and train at the highest level in a course of study that is continuously enhanced to reflect workforce realities.

    DC is huge on innovation and when students graduate they are already well-equipped to join the workforce. #DurhamCollege equals opportunity!

    Dané Creed, student
  • You’ll connect with employers early and often.

    As a DC student, you’ll benefit from the trusted relationships we’ve built with employers across all sectors. From in-class guest speakers to job fairs and networking events, you’ll have access to top employers as a student and alumnus.

  • You’ll learn from the experts.

    Whether you’re training on campus or out in the workplace, your professors and mentors are experts in their fields with real-world experience. They are in-demand, well-connected leaders who know what it takes to get hired and succeed.

    I  💚  DC for the hands-on learning opportunities available to me and the extra effort professors put in to ensure we are ready for success after graduation.

    Eric Rhett Dixon, Sport Management student
  • You’ll have leading tech at your fingertips.

    What do you want to create today? DC students have access to 3D printers, a digital media recording room and much more. You can also gain applied research experience in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), working alongside other students, faculty and industry partners through our unique AI Hub on campus.

  • You can earn while you learn.

    Whether it’s through a co-operative education (co-op) placement or one of over 150 on-campus jobs, DC students have the opportunity to get paid while developing career-ready skills.

    I  💚  DC for the support is has to offer! Job support, test support, financial support – DC is a shoulder to lean on.

    Emma, Dental Hygiene student
  • You’re ready for a global education.

    Transform yourself and your education through an Education Abroad experience. Develop intercultural competencies and explore and engage with new cultures while turning your diploma into a degree, earning a credit during a short-term study abroad opportunity or participating in an international project. DC even offers financial support to help make your learning-while-traveling dreams a reality.

  • You want hands-on learning.

    DC students get out from behind their textbooks in our state-of-the-art facilities to put their learning into practice – from programming robots in the Integrated Manufacturing Centre to providing therapeutic massage in the Durham College Spa, sharpening culinary skills in the full-service teaching restaurant, Bistro ’67, to building a custom car in the auto shop and many other hands-on experiences.

    I  💚  DC because of its focus on experiential learning. It empowers us to gain confidence in ourselves through the development of real-world projects to solve real-world problems.

    Mauricio Cuellar, Public Relations student
  • You want a community for life.

    From backpack to briefcase and beyond, DC employees will support you in and out of the classroom. Our student services are available to you every step of the way and don’t end once you graduate. You’ll go on to join more than 87,000 alumni who stay connected to each other and the college throughout their careers.

    I  💚  DC because it makes me feel like I am part of a community and not just an institution. It’s been an overwhelmingly positive experience and I would recommend DC to anyone.

    Aneri Pandya, HR – Business student

If the reasons above sound exactly like what you’re looking for in a college experience, then look no further. It’s time to accept that offer of admission to DC and launch your career today.

Haven’t applied yet? No problem, spaces are still available to start this September.

Visit www.durhamcollege.ca/launch for a list of all open programs. You can contact DC at 905.721.3126 or recruitment@durhamcollege.ca.