Wow, the semester is finally coming to a close. It has been quite a year. So much has happened in these last 8 months at College I don’t even know where to begin! I started this year not knowing what to expect, not knowing what the future was going to hold for me and having no idea where my life was going.
In September I had just returned from living in the USA. It was nice to get back into a routine, see my old friends again and let loose a little bit before school got too difficult. I also used that month to redesign my entire portfolio from scratch! I redid my resume and made a template for a cover letter which has really helped me out a lot. Through Conestoga, I was also able to work at the Welcome Back Concert which was a ton of fun!
Moving into October and November I was deep in school work, I got a lot done Student Success Week and was able to see a lot of friends. Later in November I also took a very spontaneous 4-day long weekend trip to Mexico. It was much needed, and gave me the perfect refresh before exams and the semester end!
Moving into December my exams went pretty smoothly, I felt I knew the content well and it showed. A lot of my friends also came home from their various college’s. The holidays were a little bit of a tough time for me as it was the first year without my grandma, but my family did what we could to enjoy them. I also took a lot of time during the break planning out my goals for this year. Many of which I am happy to say I have accomplished!
The new semester brought a whole new level of challenges. Courses such as Law and Finance were a bit of a struggle for me; a design student. However, I have been trying my hardest to do the best I can. January seemed like the month that never ended though. It seems school went full force as soon as week one hit. I had a ton of projects on short schedules. This month I also had a very important job interview and everyone in my class was starting to seek out co-op jobs. I was also able to work the Alessia Cara Welcome Back Winter Concert, which was once again a forgettable experience.
As fellow classmates began securing summer positions while I was left to wait until the end of February to learn that I would once again be moving back to Florida this summer! Besides this, February also threw some new friends my way and I could see the end of the year fast approaching. This was also when I injured my wrist and had to start my physio appointments, and I am happy to say I am now fully healed!
March was also project heavy. I booked trips for after the school year including a trip to Edmonton, Nashville, and Daytona Beach! I had some semester-long group projects that came to a close this month, which I was very happy about. With that, I also failed some tests that I should have studied harder on.
Moving into April a few of my classes have basically already finished, in fact, I am about to go write a final exam within an hour of me ending this post. I’ve started to really perfect my study habits and am happy to say I should be receiving my first 4.0 in a course this semester, possibly multiple of them! I have also finished all my shifts in the Food Bank and only have a few remaining in the Service Hub. My time with Think Conestoga this year is coming to a close as well. As work and classes end though I could not have more excitement as it leaves me a bit of extra time to spend with our new corgi poo puppy; Charlie.
Looking into the summer and the next few months, I fly out to Edmonton right after Easter, and leave for Orlando in just 3 weeks. After I come home in August, I will be so happy to re-bond with our puppy and take him on some crazy late summer adventures. I will also be starting co-op for the fall and be using all those skills I have learned over the last few years.
Overall, I am so amazed by how much has happened and changed over these 8 months and I cannot wait to see what the future brings!
Are you ready Condors?! It is time to break out your scrunchies, mood rings and shoulder pads because on April 5 it is time for the WayBack – Playback, 80’s and 90’s Dance!
One thing that I have noticed since becoming a college student is that it isn’t the nights you sit in studying that you remember, but the nights that you go out and have the time of your life. Even with exams approaching it is important not to burn out, and sometimes you just need to relieve some stress, go out, and have some fun! Conestoga hosts so many events both on and off campus that allow you to do just that. The WayBack – Playback is one of them!
This Conestoga College event is being fully organized and held by a few students in the Bachelor of Public Relations Program and is going to be an unforgettable night! You can experience not only some throwback tunes, but also food, a costume contest, a silent auction, a photo booth and much more! There is also a cash bar available to anyone interested!
Not only is this night going to be an unforgettable one for all who attend but it is also a great example of how students are able to take everything they have learned at Conestoga and implement that knowledge into real-world experiences!
A ticket is $15 and all the proceeds for this event go straight to an amazing cause; The Child Witness Center. Though this event is being held by Conestoga students anyone, from any school is welcome to attend as long as they are over the age of 19! So, grab your friends because this is going to be a memorable night!
I have personally watched these students work endlessly putting this event together, I really do hope you come out and give them your support! More details can be found on the events Facebook Page and you can purchase tickets on Eventbrite:
I can’t wait to see you there!