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Sarah Rae

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Why you should consider completing a minor

Posted by Sarah Rae on September 20, 2018 at 9:10 AM

Welcome back, students! I hope you all had a wonderful summer full of sleep, good food and spending quality time with your family and friends. To kick off this semester, I will be sharing some information in regards to possible minor programs available to you at the university. 

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Topics: Academic

Ways to stay happy and healthy this flu season

Posted by Sarah Rae on March 26, 2018 at 2:37 PM

Good afternoon students! I hope you are doing well and keeping healthy as this semester comes to a close. It is crazy to think that some of you may be just finishing up your very first year here, while for some of you it may be your very last! Or, you may even be in between! Whatever stage you're in, remember how important it is to take care of yourself during times of high stress, especially during flu season! I know that life can get extremely busy during this time of year, so that is why I am here to give you a few tips on how to keep healthy and keep your body running at optimal levels. So, without further ado, I bring to you my very last blog post of the semester (not to worry though—I will be back next year!)

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Topics: Student Life

Places to visit when you need a break from studying

Posted by Sarah Rae on March 2, 2018 at 10:19 AM

Welcome back from your well-deserved reading week students! I hope you all had a relaxing break and were able to get done (some) studying as well! So now that you’re back in Oshawa (or still in Oshawa for those who never left) you may be wondering if there’s anything else exciting to do when you’re looking to take a break from your studies. If this is of interest to you, then please read on!

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Topics: Student Life

Getting back into the swing of things

Posted by Sarah Rae on January 16, 2018 at 9:58 AM

Welcome back! I hope you all had a well-deserved, relaxing break. It's a new year full of many new opportunities and experiences for you to take full advantage of. The start of a new year, as well as a new semester, is a very exciting time and the perfect time to start fresh. Personally, my favourite thing about starting a new semester is getting those new, crisp notebooks! While going back to school is an exciting time, it can also be a challenge to get back into that 'school mindset' and regain certain levels of motivation towards your academic life. Here are some tips and tricks that I have found help me get back into the swing of things after time off:

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Topics: Student Life, Academic

How to create a solid study plan this exam season

Posted by Sarah Rae on November 23, 2017 at 9:10 AM

As the semester is winding down, some of you maybe be experiencing more stress than usual due to final assignments, presentations, labs or exams. While this can be a tiring time, there are many things you can do in preparation for final exams to reduce stress levels. One thing that I have found extremely helpful over the past few years is to create a solid study plan. I have found that the construction of a study plan has cut down the bulk of my stress and has allowed me to perform better on exams than when I haven't implemented a plan. They say that organization is half the battle in university, so what better way to get organized than a study plan!

If you are thinking you would like to experience the benefits a study plan can provide you with this exam season, please consider the following things while creating your masterpiece!

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Topics: Academic

Living with roommates 101

Posted by Sarah Rae on October 24, 2017 at 9:39 AM

For this blog post, I will be writing about a topic that isn’t necessarily focused on school directly, but still may be a huge part of your experience here at university—roommates! Here’s a few tips and tricks on how to get the best experience out of living with roommates!

Roommates can potentially be friends or sometimes people that you may not even know at the start. Either way, having roommates can be one of the best experiences of your university career or, well… possibly the worst. So, without further ado, here are some tips and tricks that will make your experience with roommates a pleasant one!

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9 tips for surviving your first year at UOIT

Posted by Sarah Rae on September 14, 2017 at 10:19 AM

I remember my first day of university like it was yesterday. I was very anxious about the change and was worried about how I was going to fit in and find my own way. While university can be quite the change from our past high school experiences, it can also be a very exciting time in our lives. The start of university is when we can begin to branch off on our own and become our authentic selves. Looking back at my first year here at UOIT, these are a few tips that I would consider helpful for incoming and prospective students:

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Topics: Student Life