April Events at Conestoga

Each and every month Conestoga College host some amazing, unforgettable opportunities and events! Even with the school year beginning to wind down April is no exception! There is so much stuff happening at the college this coming month, that I thought I would take the opportunity to tell you all about it!

First of all, the Board of Directors elections are this coming week! The ballot will be emailed to your Conestoga account. It is super important not only to vote but also to talk to and research the candidates. The elected members really do have a large input on things that happen around the school! You can head over to the CSI website now to learn about the candidates and their platforms!

On April 3rd, CSI will be hosting an on-campus job fair. As someone who works multiple jobs on campus, I get so many questions as to how you get a job on campus, and let me tell you here is your opportunity! If you are a returning student in September make sure you check out this event because it is a really great place to find amazing employment for the school year! I have held a total of 5 different positions during my time at the College and I have loved every single one of them! I know there are a lot of positions that need to be filled so make sure you bring a resume and get out there!

Next, on April 5th, Bollywood Pub Night is happening once again at The Venue! This is one of the bigger events that Conestoga hosts and it ALWAYS sells out fast! It is only $5 a ticket and you can also bring a friend! This event is going to be a wonderful music filled party to end off your semester!

Last but not least, From April 8th – April 17th Exam Relief is happening on all of the Conestoga campuses! You can check out this event for free pizza and snacks as well as win some cool prizes on the spot! This event is well loved by many students and is sure to be a hit again this year! What a better way to take a study break than eating pizza and winning some free stuff!

This is only touching on a few of the awesome things happening at the college this month! It is obviously important to spend time studying for your exams but it never hurts to take a break and make some final memories before the year comes to a close!

The 3 Things I’ve Learned in 3 Years at Conestoga

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Brooke – 3rd Year Bachelor of Design

College in an interesting time in a person’s life. It may be the first time you move away from home, you will be meeting a ton of new people, and you finally get to learn about a chosen subject that you hopefully love.

Everyone grows in different ways and in different stages, but no matter how old you are, college will teach you so many things that go well beyond classroom learning. My first day at Conestoga wasn’t my first time at college, but it was the start of a big change and growth period in my life.

I am now in my 3rd year at Conestoga and only 1 more year away from finishing my degree. As I look back at my time here, I can’t help by notice how my life has changed for the better and some amazing life lessons I have learned here at Conestoga. I thought I would share some of these moments with you today.

  1. It’s important to know who has your back

Within my first month at Conestoga, I met a few amazing people. Over the last few years, I have grown closer to these people than I have ever imagined. They have my back through thick and thin and I could not imagine a better group of friends. Even over these last few months, I have met quite a few unexpected friends and even though I have only known them a few months I know they have my back.

It is so important to know that it is not the amount of time you know someone that makes them a good friend but rather how they treat you. Trust your gut instinct about people and know who you can really count on when you need them. Some of the most wonderful people come from the most unexpected places.

  1. Be open to new experiences

I know you have probably heard it time and time again but I cannot stress the importance of stepping out of your comfort zone. Whether you fly or fall you will know you tried your hardest and that’s what counts.

Being open to new experiences can get you so far and give you some of the most memorable fun experiences and stories of your life. Whether this is joining a club, going on a trip, or going above and beyond on a project. Being open to new experiences and stepping out of your comfort zone will open you up to a world of amazing opportunities.

  1. Nothing is perfect

I used to be, and still partially am, the biggest perfectionist. I know a lot of people struggle with this and it is a hard habit to break but it is so important to realize that not everything can be perfect. I am by no way saying don’t try your hardest, because please do, but it is also so important to know when to let something go.

Between working, school, homework, and trying to have a social life there is a lot to balance and not enough hours in a day. It is important not to put to much pressure on yourself for these things and not to stress about doing everything perfectly because the reality is that we are human, you just can’t, and it is not worth the stress.

Find your priorities and focus on them. Balance in life is hard, and I am still trying to figure it out myself, but it is so important not to beat yourself down over the little things. Just breath and I promise you will be ok.

Life can be hard and intimidating but it is also those challenging experiences that help shape us and help us move forward. College has helped prepare me for so many curveballs over these last few years. I can’t wait to see how much I continue to grow as a person while I finish the last year and a half of my degree!

Kaylie’s daily routine

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Kaylie – 1st Year Design Foundations

This week I’m going to talk a little more about my daily cycle before/after/during school, and really overall what I go through day to day.

Mornings! I myself am your typical I-hate-Mondays type of girl, and the same goes for those excruciating mornings getting up day to day. Typically I find myself dragging myself out of bed (if it isn’t someone else doing it for me). My week is split into 2 days evening classes, 3 days 8am classes. The back to back 8am classes are brutal, and often the days I find myself staying up later to finish homework. A typical 8am day I would find myself getting up at 5:30am, showering, then hustling to catch a 6:30 bus. The bus I take is the second bus of the day, so I typically find myself fighting to get a place on it, and I’m sure a lot of you have been there too. The bus ride is typically a 30-40 min ride, and I normally find myself arriving around 7:20. If I’m not in the timmies early morning, you’ll likely find me sketching near my class to wake myself up, which is really what wakes me up for the day.

Next, we have my time at school, which often takes up most of my day if I’m not working or doing homework. My time spent at school is typically on the second floor C wing (Doon). About 90% of my classes are held in one specific room, so I generally keep close to home there in between my classes, or have lunch in the Venue. During any 2 hour gaps between my classes its Venue time! I enjoy taking out my sketchbook and working on class thumbnails in there, as most of the campus space is typically bustled with people.

Evenings! Are typically filled with the brisk cold air that winter promises. As the days are currently shorter, walking home is veryyy dark. When I’ve reached home I almost always head to homework, or some me time. If it’s me time, I’m normally on discord with friends, playing games, watching shows, or of course drawing. If it isn’t that, it’s homework! Homework for me is typically me just binging on assignments, which I typically do in one go. I’ve found I generally work best putting all my effort into a project without taking breaks between days, so these evenings can be pretty stressful, but overall productive. If I manage to have my work done or get ahead, I typically go out with friends for the evening, and enjoy the night!

For the most part, my life may come off as very bland, but I find myself always looking for something to do to stay busy (otherwise I’ll get bored). So here’s to the next few weeks, working my butt off!