Why a Conestoga Degree?

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Brooke – 3rd Year Bachelor of Design

I wanted to start off by giving a huge CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who has recently received their acceptances for Conestoga College! You are going to have an amazing time here at Conestoga and I can’t wait to see you around the halls!

In relation to that, today I wanted to talk about degree programs at Conestoga College. Degree programs are something people usually associate with universities and not necessarily the college level, so I figured what better time than acceptance season to talk about the benefits a Conestoga degree has to offer!

Conestoga has many different degree programs in many different fields including business, engineering & information technology, health & life sciences, community services, and of course media & design, which includes my program; Bachelor of Design.

These programs are great because they provide many attributes that you can not necessarily get at the university level. All of our programs are very hands-on, and our curriculums are aligned to ensure that your skills will be transferable to the workforce once you graduate.

Small class sizes are great for individual learning since we don’t have large lecture halls. For example, there are just over 20 students in my year of the BDES program which allows us a lot of time for one-on-ones with the teacher to get real feedback and help with our work! It has also allowed me to get to know my classmates really well to not only make great friends but also amazing future business connections!

Many degree programs offer co-op which is worked into the curriculum. This is a great opportunity to get real-world experience. You get to experience the job before you do it, and I even personally know many students who were re-hired by their co-op employer after graduation. I am currently about to enter co-op and Conestoga makes it very easy by helping us beef up our resumes and find jobs!

If you got accepted to a diploma program remember there are many bridging options available to a degree program!

Overall, I am honestly so happy I chose the degree option at Conestoga College and wouldn’t want to get my education anywhere else. I hope you really do look into Conestoga degree programs because they really will give you a one-of-a-kind education!

End of an Era

21037756_732254460318937_880301144_oI genuinely can’t believe that it is already March. This school year has been a lot of work, but has also flown by so fast. It’s hard to think that in two months I will be finally done my college experience and off into the workforce.

When it comes to deciding how you want to enter the workforce after college, there’s a lot of options and I am definitely having a hard time deciding. Do I want to take some time off and travel or try and find a full-time career right after school ends? I always had the plan to go straight into a full-time career after school ends, but now do I want two part-time jobs instead? So many options.

There are a lot of options available to Conestoga students if you feel as though you are unprepared for a full-time career.

  1. Career Centre – the Conestoga Career Centre is open to all students and offers a ton of services to help students attain their dream career – for free!
    • Career Advising
    • Job Search Support
    • Employment & Career Planning Workshops and more
  2. MyCareer – Located on the left side of your MyConestoga home page.
  • Resume Workshops
  • Hundreds of Job Postings – with new ones everyday
  • Job Fairs

I also check Indeed.com every single day. I like to stay updated with all the job postings and definitely recommend it. I would also recommend volunteering in your field of interest to add experience to your resume. It also shows that you care about your community and giving back.

Do you have any tips regarding getting prepared for the workforce and finding jobs? Let me know in the comments!

-Chrissy