Questions to ask before you start a course

Whether you are fresh from high school, taking some time after a gap year or have decided to embark on a brand new career change, starting a new course can be a big life adjustment. 

That’s why you should make sure you have asked all the right questions before deciding which course and educational institution is right for you. 

To give you a helping hand, we’ve put together some key questions that you should ask to help make your application and decision process easier. 

1.    How will this course make help me get a career? 

Each industry and course leads to different jobs, all with varying job opportunities. However, what is important is how this university will help you get a job after graduation. JMC Academy’s lecturers are all industry professionals that are still working in the industry, and therefore are your first port of call for connections and networking. Our tutors often provide students with jobs opportunities throughout and after their course, and we even hold ‘speed networking’ nights for our Animation and Game Development students which has led to a wide range of our students gaining jobs straight after graduating. 

2. What have previous students gone on to do after graduating?

This is a strong indication of not only the quality of the course, but the reputation of the university. The alumni section of JMC’s website contains stories from a variety of our graduates working in the industry, many of which gained their jobs through JMC’s industry connections. 

3. How long is the course?

Find out what the course entails and how long it takes. Here at JMC Academy, students can complete a Bachelor degree in only 2 years, meaning they are ready to break into the industry faster than their other peers. 

4. Do you have career guidance?

Student support is so important when it comes to choosing an institute to study at. Our on-site student support is always available for help with assignments, study help or even if you are struggling with the student life including financial and stress worries. Help is always available at JMC, just ask for it ☺ 

5. How big are the classes?

Smaller universities means more one on one time with your lecturers. They know you by name, understand how you work, your strengths and weaknesses and they know how to help you make the most of your studies. This also means that when industry opportunities present themselves, they can recommend students by name based on their work and dedication. 

6. Is financial assistance available?

You can’t ignore the financial aspect of attending college – it can be expensive. However, always ask if there is financial assistance available. Here at JMC Academy, we have full Fee-Help available and our vocational + undergraduate programs are Centrelink Study Assist Approved. 

If you have any more questions, get in touch with our student admissions advisors here.