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Erin Campbell

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All about co-ops, internships and placements

Posted by Erin Campbell on March 11, 2019 at 9:07 AM

Our university is pretty well-known for vast amount of opportunities for experiential learning. In this blog, we’re talking all about our co-op, internship and placement programs for each faculty at the university.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology has over 300 industry and community partners dedicated to supporting our students in their learning. Stay tuned for faculty-specific blogs in the future, featuring real students and their experiences in the programs. Let’s get into what experiential learning is, what we offer and why it is so beneficial.

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Topics: Academic, Faculty of Business and Information Technology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science

Why you should book an appointment with your academic advisor

Posted by Erin Campbell on February 28, 2019 at 9:03 AM

Feeling lost? Having trouble navigating your courses, future or university path? Have no fear - your academic advisors are here!

Your academic advisors in university are invaluable resources that you should absolutely take advantage of.

I’m going to tell you all the reasons why you should go visit them, and how they can help you in so many different ways when various scenarios come up throughout your university career.

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Topics: Academic, first-year

The ultimate bucket list for you to complete at our university

Posted by Erin Campbell on February 5, 2019 at 9:09 AM

So you’re enrolling at our university soon? Maybe you’re already here. There are some things that are a must around our campus, to get the full Ridgeback experience.

I’m feeling sentimental, so strap in and find out what you can do to make you a local at the university after you arrive. Read my list of things that you can add and cross off your bucket list in your first year!

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Topics: Student Life, Fun Facts

Memes you need to see if you're going to be a university student

Posted by Erin Campbell on November 8, 2018 at 9:04 AM

These are all going to be appropriate, wholesome school memes expressing things that you will become all too familiar with at university.

Sometimes being a university student is a struggle, and it can be challenging to balance all of the things you have going on in your life while navigating through your journey of higher education.

Right now is a stressful time of year so I hope these memes make you laugh a little. Take care of yourselves during this hectic time! Alright, let's get into it. 

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Topics: Student Life

Beginner's Guide to Choosing a University

Posted by Erin Campbell on November 6, 2018 at 9:02 AM

University applications are right around the corner. I’m here to give you a guide to choosing the right university for you before you send them out.

I initially chose a school that wasn’t a great fit for my undergraduate degree and I did this because I wasn’t looking for the right things. Read on and learn from my mistakes!

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Topics: Admissions and Recruitment

The difference between university professors and high school teachers

Posted by Erin Campbell on October 16, 2018 at 9:06 AM

Hey everyone and welcome back to the blog. Today I want to talk to you about professors and teachers. What's the difference? Transitioning from high school to university can be a big change and a big part of this is the way your classes are run. Professors in university are much different than teachers in high school. Keep reading to find out how!

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Topics: Academic

Top 10 Places to Take Instagram Photos on Campus

Posted by Erin Campbell on October 2, 2018 at 9:03 AM

Hey everyone, are you looking to up your Instagram game but can’t seem to make it off-campus? Don’t worry, there’s no need to leave the comfort of the university to get some cool photos in diverse locations. With the leaves changing colour and the workload about to get heavier, now’s the perfect time to get out there and snap some photos. There are a lot of spots on campus worthy of photos and it will not be possible for me to cover them all, so I’m picking a few of my favourites. Read on to see my top ten picks for the best Instagram-able locations on campus.

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Topics: Student Life

Beginner's Guide to the Ontario Universities' Fair

Posted by Erin Campbell on September 18, 2018 at 9:09 AM

Hi everyone - the Ontario Universities' Fair (OUF) is fast approaching and I’m here to help you navigate the busy weekend! I have been to OUF a few times myself and left dazed and confused so I am here to tell you how to be better than I was!

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5 things to do in the Durham Region this summer

Posted by Erin Campbell on May 30, 2018 at 11:19 AM

Hey everyone! Looking for something to do in the Durham Region this summer? Read all about some fun things you can do without travelling too far from the university. 

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Top 4 Thai food places near the university

Posted by Erin Campbell on April 11, 2018 at 10:02 AM

Hello readers, welcome to my last blog post for this school year! Good luck on your exams, and remember to take care of yourselves. Let's get right into why you're here: Thai food. 

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Topics: Food Reviews