Know Your First Year Connections Peer Mentor

Week 8 of the Know Your First Year Connections Peer Mentor spotlight is here! Today’s post features Huy Tran, a first year Peer Mentor from the HMC Campus! He is going to shed some light on the things he loves most about being a Peer Mentor!

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  1. What program are you in?

Business Administration – Marketing Co-op

  1. What is the best part about being a Peer Mentor?

At the end of the day, the best part about being a Peer Mentor is the opportunity to create impactful connections with students, improving personal development, while getting to know how it’s like to work in a professional and organizational environment.

  1. Give us a fun fact about you!

I love Ellen DeGeneres. I adore her sense of humour and generosity. I have great passion in photography and visual arts. Have a look at my work at www.framesoftheeyes.com!

  1. Why did you decide to become a Peer Mentor?

I decided to become a Peer Mentor by the ability to work & study at the same time & environment. The opportunities of getting the best out of your college environment, and chances to improve your personal skills, meeting and fostering new partnerships.

  1. What was your first year like?

My first year was filled with surprises, excitements, pride, and laughter.

  1. What advice would you give to your first year self?

It’s not about getting the opportunity; it’s about being there behind that door when it decides to knock on. Because not every opportunity will be suitable for you, but you’ll never know if you’re missing out all of the chances. So be there, be present.

 

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Remember, Remember These Important Dates in November and December!

Hey there First Year students!

Today is November 18th, which means the Fall 2015 term will be over in exactly a month, how exciting is that?? Feels like just yesterday we began, and now the term is almost over! With the end of term comes projects, assignments, tests and exams, of course, but so does some really important dates and information! So keep reading to find out what you should be putting into your calendars!

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  • FINAL DAY for returning NON-OSAP students to pay their fees for the Winter Term. The day is today, so if you haven’t done that yet, get on it! If you do not pay your fees on time, you may be charge a late fee, and your timetable could be delayed.

November 27th 

  • 2000px-no_sign-svgThe LAST DAY to drop a class without ACADEMIC PENALTY. By now it is too late into the term to get money back after dropping a course, but if you drop it before the 27th of this month, you will be able to escape receiving academic penalty for said class.

 

December 7th (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)

  • ENROLMENT APPOINTMENTS  for all Accessible Learning Students.

December 8th (7:00 AM)

  • ENROLMENT APPOINTMENTS for New Pilon School of Business students, Early Childhood Education students, and Educational Support students with custom timetables. At 7 AM on December 8th, those students with custom timetables that are in these programs will be able to create their timetables and pick their originalelectives. HELPFUL TIP: Get on the server as soon as possible in the morning once it opens! Classes fill up very quickly!
  • TIMETABLE PREVIEW for all assigned timetable students. You will be able to get to see your timetable in advance before you pick your electives.

December 9th (7:00 AM)

  • ENROLMENT APPOINTMENTS for returning Pilon School of Business students with custom timetables.

December 11th (7:00 AM)

  • ENROLMENT APPOINTMENTS for students with assigned timetables. At 7:00 AM students will be able to choose their electives and move around their classes if their program permits it.

December 18th

  • LAST DAY of Fall Term Classes! December 18th will be the last day of classes and last day of exams for most students! This day marks the end of the first term of this Academic year, and marks the beginning of the Winter Break! It’s only a month away, so you can start getting excited NOW!

NOTE: All timetables are subject to change up until the first week of classes (or possibly beyond).

Be sure to remember the dates that apply to you, and have a great last month of school!

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TRAFALGAR CAMPUS: First Year Connections Meet and Greet TONIGHT!!

Hey all you Trafalgar students!

Whether you’re in business, an art program, or something to do with the media, what do we all share a love for?

BOARD GAMES! Board Games are a #tbt to the simpler years (the non-college years), and WE’RE inviting YOU to come play with us!

Trafalgar First Year Connections Peer Mentors Alice, Anqi, Pierse, and Megan will be hosting a game night meet and greet for all you mentees!

WHEN: Friday, November 13th from 5 pm – 7 pm

WHERE: The Coffee Loft, located above the Marquee in Union Square (beside D-Wing)

Come out for a fun time, and for a chance to get to know your peers and Peer Mentors! Snacks and games will be provided, all we need is YOU!!

Hope to see you there 🙂

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Know Your First Year Connections Peer Mentor!

Week 7 of the Know Your First Year Connections Peer Mentor spotlight is here! Today’s post features Alice Leeder, a second year Peer Mentor from the Trafalgar Campus! She is going to shed some light on the things she loves most about being a Peer Mentor!

Alice Leeder

  1. What program are you in?

Bachelor of Game Design

  1. What is the best part about being a Peer Mentor?

I love how being a Peer Mentor keeps me connected to the Sheridan Community

  1. Give us a fun fact about yourself.

I have read the book Enders Game 16 times!

  1. Why did you decide to become a Peer Mentor?

I became a Peer Mentor because my Peer Mentor helped me out a lot in my first year and I wanted to pay it forward!

  1. What was your first year like?

My first year was lacking. I was not very social, and I only came to school to go to classes, but once I started to get involved on campus, my Sheridan career really started to come alive.

  1. What advice would you give to your first year self?

Dear first year me, spend more time connecting with students who share your interests!

 

 

Know Your First Year Connections Peer Mentor!

Week 6 of the Know Your First Year Connections Peer Mentor spotlight is here! Today’s post features Sabrina Mohess, a first year Peer Mentor from the Davis Campus! She is going to tell us about her experience as a Peer Mentor!

1. What program are you in?

Paralegal Program

2. What is the best part about being a Peer Mentor?

I’ve really enjoyed getting to know all of my mentees these past few months. It’s great to know that I am making a difference in their first year at Sheridan. I’ve also enjoyed having a larger role in the Sheridan Community. As a First Year Connections Peer Mentor, we get to plan and take part in a lot of events, which has been amazing to do.

3. Give us a fun fact about you!

I’m double jointed in my fingers; it’s hilarious to see people’s reactions to it!

4. Why did you decide to become a Peer Mentor?

I decided to become a Peer Mentor because I wanted to make a difference in the lives of first year students. I remember when I first graduated from high school I was very overwhelmed with the post secondary world. I wanted to be able to offer students guidance and let them know that, though it may be overwhelming, they will be able to survive their first year.

5. What was your first year like?

My first year was amazing. I really enjoyed all of my classes and getting to know people in my program.

6. What advice would you give to your first year self?

If I could give advice to my first year self, I would say to get more involved, as I was definitely that person that came to school just for classes and went home. Join clubs, sports teams; just find something that interests you! School is a lot more enjoyable when you are engaged with the community.

A Poem For November

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For some reason, there are lots of famous poems that are synonymous with the month November. There’s In Flanders Fields (written by a Canadian!), The Fifth of November, and many more! So I thought, why not make a new November poem, to fit in with the ranks of the greats, and to reflect student life. Happy reading!

A Poem for November

November, November

The month forgotten most

Stuck between October and December

But at what cost?


A month usually cold

But yet this year is hot

And truth be told

A month I almost forgot


November, November

Please go by quickly

November, November

Why is everyone sickly?


Christmas is almost here, Halloween is no more

November, November

Why such a bore?


Too late for midterms, too early for exams

Thanksgiving is a thing of the past

But now poppies are on hand


Remember, remember

The fifth of November

And remember, remember

The eleventh of November


So November, November

Please be good to all of us

And November, November

Don’t let your weather put up a fuss

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Know Your First Year Connections Peer Mentor!

Week 5 of the Know Your First Year Connections Peer Mentor spotlight is here! Today’s post features Adam McInnis, a third year Peer Mentor from the HMC Campus! He is going to shed some light on being a Peer Mentor and his first year experiences!