Chelsea Arnestad
Chelsea Arnestad

Chelsea Arnestad

Hometown: Hagen, SK
Nation: Métis
Program: Business certificate

Chelsea, a Métis woman, chose to go to Sask Polytech because she knew she would graduate feeling prepared.

"The applied aspect of learning at Sask Polytech is more interesting to me. It's hands on and interactive," she says. "I like the smaller class sizes because you get to know your classmates better. My experience has been very good and I would tell people to choose Sask Polytech."

Chelsea faced a few serious health problems that created significant challenges for her. She says being able to turn to supports at Sask Polytech helped her achieve success, despite the struggle.

"Learning Services helped me find a math tutor in my first year and I was able to use the library for assignments," says Chelsea. "I also went to visit the Indigenous student advisor and applied for and received a scholarship."

Having worked in the construction industry as well as the oil and gas field Chelsea says she'd like to go back to those industries to work in human resources. She says that if she knew the opportunities an education would provide, she would have gone back to school sooner.

"I can see the long-term benefits of having an education and getting your career on track earlier rather than later," she says.