Brianna Sheppard-Murphy Associate of Arts Degree Student, Pre-Social Work
"I'm learning how to be an advocate for children's rights."
Even when she was still in high school, Brianna knew she wanted a meaningful career where she'd be able to help people. She was especially interested in promoting children's rights, and finding ways to help pre-teens see ahead to life's opportunities.
After exploring various career paths, Brianna settled on the idea of becoming a social worker. This career path requires a four-year university degree to get started, which Brianna could do without needing to leave Victoria. She decided to do the first half of the degree at Camosun and in the fall of 2013, enrolled in Camosun's Associate of Arts Degree, Pre-Social Work, which is designed to transfer directly into third year studies at UVic.
"I'm loving Camosun," said Brianna. "The teachers are friendly and very approachable. My classes all have 30 students at the most, and because everyone shares an interest in what we're learning, I've been able to make even more friends than I had in high school. And every age too…it doesn't matter if we're 19 or 50, we all fit in and work together."
The associate degree program includes a number of sociology and psychology courses, as well as English, computer science and humanities electives such as philosophy. Brianna enjoys being introduced to new ideas, and learning to think critically about important but complex social issues. "And I love the fact that starting at Camosun is saving me quite a bit of money, and yet I don't have to worry at all about how it transfers to UVic…every course I'm taking provides full transfer credit."
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Last updated: September 23, 2015 5:05 pm