Student Speak

Candice Krull

Always a people person, Candice knew at a young age that she wanted to work with others to make a difference. As she grew up, she realized that working in the world of business would be a perfect fit. Before she graduated high school, she had already attended several local art shows with her first business venture, called Loveable Sock Monkeys. Continuing in the entrepreneurial spirit, Candice graduated from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Degree in 2016. Candice has been working in the Office of the Registrar since 2013 when she was part of the University Works student employment program. As a student, she enjoyed being involved on campus as a student ambassador. Now a full-time staff member at the university, Candice stays involved by sitting on various office committees. Helping others has always been close to Candice’s heart. Being able to help guide students through their post-secondary journey is one of Candice’s favourite parts of her job. In her free time, Candice can be found sharing stories about her cat, Frankie, to whoever will listen.

Recent Posts

Financing Your Education Information Night

Posted by Candice Krull on October 29, 2018 at 9:09 AM

Hello everyone! My name is Candice. Even though I now work in the Office of the Registrar after completing my degree here at the university, I still remember feeling overwhelmed and more than a little lost when I saw my total tuition costs for year one. I always knew that university was going to be expensive, but seeing that number staring me in the face made it real.

“Where am I going to find $10,000 for tuition? And then there’s books, and supplies, and I’m sure I’ll need some spending money too. Can I handle a part time job as well as transitioning to university?” These were just a few of the many thoughts running through my mind.

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Topics: Finance and Money

Moving Out- a How-to guide from a self-proclaimed Momma’s Girl

Posted by Candice Krull on August 9, 2017 at 1:49 PM

I realize that this blog may cover a topic that many people can't relate to: having difficulty moving away from home for the first time. I also know that there are a lot of students who will read this and find themselves agreeing with the ideas discussed. Whatever end of the spectrum you are on everyone can relate to facing their first move from the family home, something many of us have done already and many of us will do in the near future. So as a self-proclaimed homebody and as someone who considers their parents as two of their best friends, here's some advice for what it's like to move away from the family home for the first time.

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Topics: Student Life

5 Ways to Spend your First Summer Paycheque

Posted by Candice Krull on June 7, 2017 at 11:18 AM

The majority of students who work during the school year do so on a part-time basis while also attending class. When summer finally rolls around it’s always exciting when you get your first paycheque with all those full-time hours worked. It’s easy to go crazy and want to blow it all right away. But before you do, take a look at these five tips on how to spend your first summer paycheque!

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Topics: Student Life

How to apply to Ontario universities

Posted by Candice Krull on January 5, 2016 at 9:30 AM

It’s been five years since I applied to university for the first time, and I still remember exactly how confusing, overwhelming and stressful it can be. The key to success is starting early and doing lots of preparation and research!

When it comes to university applications, your first step is determining what program you’re interested in taking. Not all universities offer the same programs, so you want to ensure that the schools you're looking at offer the right courses to get you one step closer to the career you want.

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Topics: Student Life

Your Summer Bucket List

Posted by Candice Krull on April 30, 2015 at 2:00 PM

I’m sure most people are familiar with the concept of a bucket list. However, for those who aren’t let me bring you up to speed.

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Topics: Student Life

Bouncing Back from Reading Week

Posted by Candice Krull on March 5, 2015 at 12:00 PM

As a student I can tell you that reading week can be a blessing and a curse all wrapped up in one! It presents students with the opportunity to catch up on class readings, get ahead on assignments, work some extra hours, visit family and friends, get a much needed break, the list goes on and on. The key is balancing your time to make sure you come back well-rested and feeling accomplished, knowing you tackled that never-ending to-do list and came out on top!

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Topics: Student Life

Need a job? UOIT's Career Centre is here for you!

Posted by Candice Krull on February 17, 2015 at 12:00 PM

In my previous blog, I went over some of the services that UOIT has available to students to assist them academically, personally, and professionally. One of the amenities that I would like to give students more information on is the Career Centre. I believe this to be one of the most useful, but also under-estimated services offered to students by UOIT. Before doing research for this post, I admit even I did not know much about the Career Centre. I mean, I knew UOIT had one, but I’m only in third year and not looking for full-time work yet. How can they help me? I can tell you that I was very wrong in this way of thinking. So let me begin.

The UOIT Career Centre is part of Student Life and has a presence at both the North Oshawa and downtown locations of the university. At the North Oshawa location, the Career Centre is in the U5 building. Downtown, there are also career services offered to students out of 61 Charles Street. Now, what exactly does the Career Centre do, you ask? Allow me to elaborate:

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Topics: Student Life

Need help? Call on the university's student resources

Posted by Candice Krull on January 27, 2015 at 12:00 PM

As a student, one of the things I remember hearing most about when I first started was all the different kinds of help and services available to assist me. There are so many amazing ways that the university offers help to students – from personal, to academic, to health related and more – that it can be difficult to know where to look when you actually need that help! So I decided to compile a list of some of the most commonly-used services at the university, where to find them and what exactly they offer.

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Topics: Student Life

University applicants, take this advice!

Posted by Candice Krull on December 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM

There’s the old saying, “If I knew then what I know now…” and I can’t think of anything that it applies to more than preparing for university. If we were to hop into a theoretical time machine and flash back to my grade 12 year, all you would find is endless hours of studying, stressing and worrying about the upcoming transition to post-secondary. Looking back now from my third year at UOIT, I can say with confidence that if I knew then what I know now, I could’ve saved myself a lot of needless anxiety. Since it’s too late to talk to 18-year-old Candice, I thought I would share some advice. The following tips come from a third year university student who was once that nervous wreck of a high school student, with no idea how to get ready to take on the university world.

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Topics: Student Life

The Winter Blues: How to stay happy in cold weather

Posted by Candice Krull on November 25, 2014 at 12:00 PM

I am almost halfway done my third year in university and I would like to think of myself as a generally upbeat person. But I am not immune to that rut we tend to fall into this time of year. I call this rut “The Winter Blues”. With finals coming up, temperatures dropping and assignments piling up, it can be hard to stay positive and motivated. There are a lot of things that go into making you a successful student during your time in university. But to me, one stands out above the rest.

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Topics: Student Life