Student Speak

How A Summer Job Can Prepare You For University

Posted by Zahra Mustansir on May 16, 2019 at 9:03 AM

One of my biggest regrets in university was not working during the first two summers of my undergrad. After working full-time last summer and gaining a hefty sum in my bank account, I wondered how I could have given up the opportunity for the two previous years.

So don’t make the same mistake I did and if you have a chance, find ways to incorporate work into your student experience! 

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Topics: finances, summer, working on campus

Summer dreaming: a guide to days worth your while

Posted by Chikodili Odinakachukwu on April 19, 2019 at 10:45 AM

Summer – yes please! As the weather becomes warmer and the grass becomes greener, you may already be planning all the fun activities and relaxation for your break. 

However, there should be a fair balance between relaxation and productivity. Summer is a time to relax and unwind. Nonetheless, it is also a time to rejuvenate.

A time spent wisely in the summer is a time truly appreciated in the later days. Learn how you can achieve both and have the best summer yet.

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Topics: Local News and Culture, Student Life, Fun Facts, Go Global, finances, Finance and Money, study abroad, international student, Volunteer, goal setting, Travel, summer

Tips on Adjusting to university life as an international student

Posted by Chikodili Odinakachukwu on January 28, 2019 at 9:06 AM

You are here now so be prepared to live the life! But first off, congratulations and welcome– you made it to university. Some may call it the beginning of adulthood but I call it ‘the phase’–because you still get to have so much fun but in there, somewhere, there are ‘responsibilities.’ So buckle up and prepare for the new life ahead.


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Topics: Academic, Local News and Culture, Student Life, Fun Facts, Ask Hunter, Go Global, student l, finances, student spending, Finance and Money, part-time education, study abroad, international student, Travel

Your guide to the summer job hunt

Posted by Emily Rowsell on April 11, 2018 at 9:08 AM

Congratulations! You are a few months away from completing your first or another year of university here at Ontario Tech and we could not be more proud and happy for you.

Looking for something to do this summer to add to your resume or save some money for school next year? Not sure where to start looking or what to look for? Well you've come to the right place!

It's never too early to start searching for a position for the summer season. Let's take a look first at what kind of options you have:


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Topics: finances, student spending, Finance and Money

A university student’s budget-friendly guide to holiday shopping

Posted by Emily Rowsell on November 29, 2017 at 4:40 PM

The snow is falling, bells are ringing and you are probably thinking: “how am I going to afford presents for every person on my Christmas list? There’s my family, my roommates, that girl who let me borrow her laptop charger last week, the associate at Tim’s who has memorized my order and starts it as soon as I get there, etc…”

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Topics: Student Life, finances