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Kait Nienhuis

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Why you should consider completing an internship

Posted by Kait Nienhuis on March 12, 2019 at 9:08 AM

As a student, there are many opportunities to develop academically, personally and professionally. One of the most beneficial opportunities available to students is the chance to participate in a practicum program–otherwise known as a placement or internship.

I’m currently in the middle of a great internship myself so I’m here to tell you why a placement might be worth considering.

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Topics: Student Life, Finance and Money, Placements, Internships

Mature student support at our university

Posted by Kait Nienhuis on February 26, 2019 at 9:06 AM

Making the decision to return to school as a mature student can come with its own set of challenges, however it’s important to know the support that’s available through the university to help mature students be successful in their educational endeavours.

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Topics: Academic, Student Life, Pathway Student, Continuing Education

How to balance your responsibilities as a mature student

Posted by Kait Nienhuis on January 29, 2019 at 9:05 AM

Adulting. A term you’re probably familiar with. Adulting can mean many things: paying your bills, remembering to feed your pets and/or children, having a job, talking about the weather in social situations, cooking sensible meals and wearing sensible shoes.

Adulting doesn’t just mean responsibilities, it means managing them, or at least trying to. Taking on being a student in addition to life’s mounting responsibilities can seem like a daunting task, but with a little organization and determination it can certainly be managed.

Check out these tips on how to balance your responsibilities without sacrificing your academic performance:


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Organizational tips for multitasking students

Posted by Kait Nienhuis on December 6, 2018 at 9:04 AM

I get it. Being a student can be tough. Juggling multiple course loads is like a full-time job in itself. Readings, assignments, lectures and exams all demand large chunks of your time.

In addition to all this, you also likely have to balance other responsibilities such as a job, relationships and the tasks of day-to-day life. It’s no wonder things can get overwhelming.

But don't let this intimidate you when thinking of applying to university. Making your education a priority is important and there are options available for part-time studies if you're feeling overwhelmed.

If you're still feeling hesitant about applying, one of the best ways to combat overload and stay on top of your growing to-do list is to embrace your inner organization guru. Allowing things to build up just sets you up for failure.

Check out these tips to help you stay organized as you begin to embark on your future as a university student.

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Five benefits of being a part-time student

Posted by Kait Nienhuis on November 20, 2018 at 9:05 AM

It’s no secret that life is hectic. Many of us juggle jobs and careers, families, friendships, romantic relationships, homes and the responsibilities of everyday life.

Finding the time to fit in an education can seem like a daunting task for those who are tight on time or money. However, despite the daily load we carry, the option of choosing part-time studies can be an excellent way to efficiently fit an education into your life.

Part-time studies can not only be convenient but can also offer other perks which makes it worth looking into if you’ve been considering it. Here are a few reasons to consider part-time studies:

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Topics: Academic, part-time education

Why school is still cool later in life

Posted by Kait Nienhuis on October 18, 2018 at 12:03 PM

College was great. I met my husband and made strong friendships. I had engaging teachers and gained a lot of practical experience that I apply to my career and life to this day.

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