Imagine you’re in the market for your first tablet.
You’ve been hearing great things about how stylish and easy to use they are nowadays, but aside from that, you really don’t know much about them.
You head to the computer area of your local big box electronic store to look at a few models. So shiny! So sleek! This one seems fun. But just to be safe, you ask the eager high school kid with the thick glasses and branded T-shirt for his opinion on what you should get.
He starts talking resolution. He talks gigs of RAM. He talks processing power and operating system updates. He talks about features and options you didn’t even know existed.
Starting to sweat a bit?
That’s how most high school students feel when it comes time to choosing college programs. They go in to their application excited, thinking they know what they want. To be a fireman, to be a law clerk, to be a writer. But when it’s time to select the programs that will get them there, they get tripped up by program codes, Ministry-approved titles, intake dates and other confusing details.