Student Speak

UOIT Alumni Spotlight: Andrew Morari

Posted by Sara Stephen on January 24, 2017 at 7:46 PM

Sometimes it's tough to know what program you should choose when it comes to applying to or accepting an offer from a university. Hearing from graduates is a great way to get the low-down on what a program was like, and where that grad is now.

To give incoming students some perspective on the Faculty of Business and Information Technology and the Networking and Information Technology Security program, I sat down with Andrew Morari, an alumnus who graduated from UOIT in 2012, and who is currently working as a Senior Consultant in marketing automation technology at Mass Engines. 

I asked Andrew to tell me about his experience at UOIT and how his education impacted his career and gave him the tools for success in his field.

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Topics: UOIT Spotlight

Top 5 tips for applying to grad school

Posted by Lokendra Ramotar on January 11, 2017 at 11:06 AM

If you’ve made the decision to continue your education by going to graduate school, and you’ve done your due diligence in finding a potential supervisor and exploring prospective institutions, then it’s time to start your application. The application process is an important one because missing documents or forms that have been filled out incorrectly could mean your application won’t be processed. It’s a scary thought when you’ve put a lot of effort into the next stage of your life, but there’s no need to panic. Having gone through two graduate studies applications, once for my master’s and then for my PhD in Mechanical Engineering, I’ve come up with the top five tips to help get you organized and ensure you have a stress-free application process.

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Topics: Academic

UOIT Spotlight: Student Accessibility Services & Note-taking

Posted by Sara Stephen on December 19, 2016 at 10:13 AM

The Student Accessibility Services program at UOIT facilitates services available for students with disabilities to ensure that they have an equal opportunity at academic success as their peers. This program operates strictly under the Ontario Human Rights Code and supports students, providing appropriate academic accommodations to ensure the proper support is provided.

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The waiting game: university admissions FAQs

Posted by Rebecca Smith on December 14, 2016 at 2:30 PM

Applying to university is scary stuff, especially when you have a seemingly endless list of questions! Not to worry, here are answers to some of the questions we hear most!

When will I find out if I’m accepted?

The answer to this really depends on which program you’re applying to. You may wait a bit longer to hear about a particularly competitive program simply because the review process takes longer. However, your admissions offer could be coming any day now.

If you are among those who have already received your offer of admission, congratulations! We hope you will join the UOIT community. For those of you who are still anxiously awaiting an offer, hang tight. Decisions will continue being mailed out over the course of the next few months.

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Topics: Admissions and Recruitment

Happy Holidays from UOIT Admissions and Recruitment... and Hunter

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on December 7, 2016 at 1:45 PM

The Admissions and Recruitment team have been working hard answering your questions, visiting your schools and reviewing applications. Meanwhile, Hunter the Ridgeback has been working on this special holiday greeting. It's the perfect soundtrack for wrapping gifts, baking cookies and of course, submitting your UOIT application!

Happy holidays from all of us at UOIT!

 

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Topics: Admissions and Recruitment

Justice Burger: justice is served!

Posted by Ryan LePage on December 6, 2016 at 2:34 PM

Hello everyone! First off, let me wish all of you who are students luck as we go into the final exam period – remember that marks do not define you, stay hydrated, and remember to study! If you do find yourself in need of some protein to power the ol’ gray matter, look no further than the delicious goodness that is Justice Burger! Justice Burger is located at 77 King St. East in Oshawa. It's literally right beside Smoke’s Poutinerie for reference. If you're a student, it's across from the Regent Theatre, just further east. If you're taking transit, you would take the 401 Simcoe, and get off at King & Centre, then walk east for a couple of minutes. Soon enough, the journey will be complete, and you too can be served JUSTICE!

Justice Burger is run by a group of young entrepreneurs all under 30, who also all live in Oshawa, so they understand the value of having local goodness. In connection with this – they use only local ingredients that are always fresh, with organic produce. The burgers use Ontario beef, and they are never frozen so that they can maintain a delicious warmth all the way to your stomach. If having fresh produce and beef is not enough of a draw for you, all of the sauces used on their burgers are made in-house. But I am making my own mouth water thinking about it, so it’s about time for me to focus on the glorious food!

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Topics: Food Reviews

5 ways to combat writer's block during finals

Posted by Emily Rowsell on December 6, 2016 at 2:17 PM

It's that time of year again folks - finals are here and that means you may also have final papers due! I know as well as the next student that sometimes we can get to a point where we just can't bring ourselves to write the next part of the essay. Sometimes the words won't come to your head and you sit there stuck. You know what we call that? Writer's block! But fear not, there are some solutions you can try to get back into the groove! 

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Topics: Academic

How to stay motivated at the end of the semester

Posted by Shelly Kowalski on November 30, 2016 at 10:32 AM

Motivating yourself at the end of the semester can be tough. For me, I know that my last exam is only two weeks away and then a plane will take me far, far away from school, cold weather and responsibilities and plant me on a warm beach somewhere tropical. But until then, I have deadlines and due dates that keep tapping me on the shoulder to remind me that they’re coming up faster than I can say “adios Canada”! Reminding myself that I have work to do before I can enjoy my winter break is hard, but I’ve had practice. Here are my best tips to help you motivate yourself through the last few weeks of school. 

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Topics: Academic

How to find a supervisor for graduate school

Posted by Carisa Collins on November 30, 2016 at 9:02 AM

You’ve thought about the future, listed the pros and cons, and made the decision to apply to grad school.

One of the biggest decisions to make is which supervisor(s) you would like to work with. Working with the right person can be crucial to your graduate experience. Having been through the process three times myself, I would like to share some tips that I’ve picked up on over the years.

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Topics: Academic, Graduate Studies

UOIT Spotlight: Emily Rowsell

Posted by Sara Stephen on November 23, 2016 at 1:26 PM

Emily Rowsell is a third year student pursuing a major in Political Science and a minor in Communication and Digital Media Studies. I asked Emily what she loved about UOIT and she talked about how she took her passion for art, photography and fashion to apply to her Political Science integrating project. Here's what she had to say:

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Topics: UOIT Spotlight