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Disha Melwani

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Beginner's guide to becoming a college-to-university transfer student

Posted by Disha Melwani on February 14, 2019 at 9:07 AM

Considering to pursue a university degree after college is not always an easy decision. There are many factors that have to be taken into consideration such as programs, courses, tuition fees or transfer credits.

The good news is that several universities are partnering up with colleges across the Durham Region in order to build different pathway or transfer programs.

In this blog post, I will be walking you through a few steps to explain how the college-to-university transfer program works here at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

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Topics: Admissions and Recruitment, Academic, Pathway Students, Continuing Education

Four skills you'll gain by travelling solo while attending university

Posted by Disha Melwani on January 22, 2019 at 9:06 AM

At some point during our post-secondary education, many of us have thought of (or maybe already have) travelled somewhere inside or outside the country.

As you embark on your journey as a future university student, there could be multiple reasons to incorporate travelling into the picture. For example, joining our university’s exchange program, experiencing education as an international student, learning a new language or simply gaining a new experience.

In this blog, I will be pointing out four lifetime skills you will gain and reasons why you should consider travelling in your future as a university student.

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Topics: Student Life, Travel

Feeling lost? Here’s how to pick your major

Posted by Disha Melwani on December 4, 2018 at 9:05 AM

Are you in the process of picking your major? Need some help? If yes, don’t stress. I got you!

We have all been there and it's normal to feel a bit lost and overwhelmed at first.

In today’s blog post, I will be sharing five tips that personally helped me out when I had to pick my field of study.

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Topics: Academic

Six holiday gift ideas for when you're on a budget

Posted by Disha Melwani on November 29, 2018 at 9:06 AM

As the holiday season approaches, this is the time of year where, as a future student, you'll be focused on your final projects, exams, family plans and of course holiday shopping. 

As you plan for your life as a university student, familiarizing yourself with budgeting and affordable options is important.

Shopping during the holiday season can be really tough on students, especially if you’re looking for affordable options. To help out, I came up with six different present ideas for anyone on a budget to help.

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Topics: Finance and Money

How college exams are different from university exams

Posted by Disha Melwani on October 4, 2018 at 9:04 AM

Hi everyone! Welcome to my very first blog. My name is Disha Melwani and I’m very happy to be collaborating as a Student Speak blogger.

I’m a pathways student at our university. This means I previously attended college before transferring to university.  As a media graduate, most of my courses in college were hands-on, which means I didn’t have much theory. In fact, it was more of a practical learning.

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Topics: Academic