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Erin Campbell

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Why you should work on campus - Erin's story

Posted by Erin Campbell on April 23, 2019 at 9:07 AM

I’m sitting here on my very last day of work here in the Office of the Registrar, I’ve finished my semester and my undergraduate degree and I’m about to leave the university for good. Since this is the end of my journey in the University Works program, I’m reflecting back on my experience here and I have some thoughts I want to share.

If you're interested in, have applied to or accepted an offer at Ontario Tech, I hope to convince you that when you attend this university, you should absolutely work on-campus through our University Works program.

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Topics: Lifestyle, Ontario Tech spotlight, Finance and money

Co-ops and internships in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Posted by Erin Campbell on April 18, 2019 at 9:04 AM

One form of experiential learning in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) here at the university is a co-op or internship! Let’s go through what these mean, what they entail, why you should consider completing one, and look at some real student experiences.

To get more information about this program and to hear from more students about their experiences, visit the new and shiny FEAS co-op and internship website.

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Topics: Academics, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Experiential learning

Practicums in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Posted by Erin Campbell on April 9, 2019 at 9:04 AM

As we continue our blog post series on internship, co-op an other hands-on learning experiences at our university, we are moving on to our practicums.

One form of experiential learning in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH), here at the university is a practicum. So what exactly does that mean for our students, and what does it entail? Check out FSSH's brand new website all about the experiential learning options in the faculty.

Today I’m going to walk you through what the practicum program is, how you become eligible for it, what is possible for you here with our FSSH and then we will look at some real student’s experiences in the program! 

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Topics: Academics, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Experiential learning

10 photos of dogs to get you through exam season

Posted by Erin Campbell on April 4, 2019 at 9:08 AM

Hey readers, as the end of the year is winding down and the workload is ramping up, I think we could all use a good ol' collage of dog photos. Today I'm bringing you some cute photos of furry friends to help get you through this last academic stretch.

Don't forget to take care of yourself in this stressful time - and don't be afraid to reach out if you're struggling. Check out our post on the university's mental health services. Now, let's get to the puppies!

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Topics: Academics

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: Academics, 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: Academics, Lifestyle

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: Lifestyle, 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: Lifestyle

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