Student Speak

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, Lifestyle, Fun facts, Finance and money, Study abroad, International students

First Year Myths and Misconceptions

Posted by Chikodili Odinakachukwu on March 26, 2019 at 9:03 AM

As you prepare to enter your fist year of university, it is essential to prepare your mind. Do not come in with any preconceived notions because they usually end up false or making you feel disappointed.

Life at university will usually entail a lot of figuring out and sometimes you’ll even have to figure yourself out. So now before you arrive, clear your thoughts and control your imagination.

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Topics: Academics, Lifestyle, Fun facts, Study abroad, International students

Summer employment opportunities for international students

Posted by Rilita Theodora on March 13, 2019 at 9:16 AM

You're probably going to want to do your best in your studies at university, but it’s not the only thing that employers will look for. One of the most important questions they might ask is “What can you do for us?” That’s the paradox. We should have various kinds of experience to get a job, but we need a job to get that experience. Then how can we gain the experience?

Well, our university is more than happy to assist all of us in building our career path. Other than volunteering and participating in clubs or societies on campus, we can also get paid work on campus!

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Topics: Lifestyle, Finance and money, International students

The beginning of your journey as an international student

Posted by Rilita Theodora on January 30, 2019 at 9:04 AM

Nervous and excited. Those two words may describe your feelings as an international student when you first came to live in a new country.

That was exactly how I was feeling when I first moved here. I was excited to find new challenges, but also nervous and often thought, “Am I able to do this?” But now I can assure you: yes, you can!

Here are some tips that you can use to adapt yourself to the university life.

 

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Topics: Lifestyle, Study abroad, International students

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: Academics, Local news and culture, Lifestyle, Fun facts, Ask Hunter, Finance and money, Study abroad, International students

What to look for when choosing where to study abroad

Posted by Chikodili Odinakachukwu on January 11, 2019 at 9:01 AM

 

Selecting a university to study at is no doubt one of the most important decisions you will have to make in your life. There are so many universities to choose from and a very long list of expectations we have for our desired location of study. As an international student the available options are almost endless.

It is very important to choose the right university because it is directly connected to your future. Your university of choice will either leave you feeling lost and unsure of what is to come or present you with great opportunities that can impact your future positively.

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Topics: Academics, Lifestyle, Study abroad, International students

The journey, challenges and discoveries of an international student

Posted by Chikodili Odinakachukwu on November 14, 2018 at 11:49 AM

 

One of my academic goals has been to have the opportunity to study abroad and here I am living my goal. I am currently a second-year student in Mechatronics Engineering at the Ontario Tech University.

Life in Canada has been amazing and has taught me numerous lessons like in the winter, wear heavily warm clothes. Also, self independence can be hard but overall has been a really fun and remarkable experience.

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Topics: Academics, Lifestyle, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Study abroad, International students