Sheridan’s Co Curricular Record

Do you enjoy participating in extra curricular activities? They can be awesome experiences on their own, but did you know that Sheridan provides the opportunity to formally recognize your participation in these activities?

The co-curricular record is like an official “bonus” to add onto your transcript. Just remember to track your hours and talk to your activity leader about it!

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Third week at Sheridan!

Welcome to the First Year!!

I know the first year at college is a new experience for most people reading this post.

There is no particular topic in my head for this blog, so I am just going to talk about a few things that I found useful at Sheridan, when I was a first year student. Oh! Yeah! College! Canada! These were the things in my mind when I boarded the flight from India to Canada. Oops! I forgot to introduce myself, I am Mahadevan. I am a First Year Connections Peer Mentor. Some of you may have received a call from me during the summer, inviting you to New Student Orientation! Well, coming back to the topic, which I don’t really have, but wait! I just got it! The topic for this blog is “Third week at Sheridan!

1st week is all about introductions and getting to know your instructors and also getting used to the new place.blog-pictures-338

2nd week is “Oh! Wow! These classes intensify fast!!

3rd week is when your classes are in full swing and assignments start piling up. If you are working part-time, that is also eating away your study time! You will probably start wondering where do the 24 hours in a day go?

time-managementLet me tell you something, get yourself a Planner from the Sheridan Student Union (2nd floor Union Square above The DEN), they really look good this year! I got mine, it is a black one! So once you have a planner, make sure you use it. Last year I sure got one and never used it until I realized the potential in it. Apart from the knowledge that you get from school, effectively managing your time teaches you a lot and you can get a lot done too!

Use the Tutoring services (Rm. J314L) and the Silent study rooms in the Library to get stuff done. Also grab some donuts from the Tims. Grab me one too please, I love donuts!

Some of you may have been to The Student Services Centre/ The Centre for Student Success (Rm. B230 at Davis, Rm. B104 at Trafalgar and Rm. A247 at HMC), during your first week.  For others, who have not been to the Centre, if you have any questions or concerns during your time at Sheridan, the centre is your 1st place to get in touch with student advisors, career counsellors, your amazing peer mentors, and more!

Make sure to check the Peer Mentor page to know more facts about us!

 

5 Ways to Save Money on Campus

 

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Between commuting to school, buying all of the textbooks that you need for your classes, and maybe you had to buy a new laptop this year… school can be a little draining on our pockets. That’s why us peer mentors have compiled a short list about how you can save some money while you’re on campus at Sheridan (you may notice a theme… hint: it’s a card).

  1. Your OneCard! Your OneCard is so much more than a pretty face. Not only does your OneCard allow you access to a multitude of on-campus services, you can also use it as payment at on-campus food services, and the bookstore.

    You can set yourself an on-campus budget with your OneCard by loading a limited amount to your flex account instead of mindlessly swiping your debit/credit.

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  2. Take advantage of the silver sticker on the back of your OneCard! That shiny sticker grants you a discount on GO Transit. All that you have to do is go in to your local GO Station, show guest services the sticker, and your Presto card (you can buy it at the station if you don’t have one yet) will be updated to a new rate.
  3. (Davis and Trafalgar students only): Utilize our on-campus gym! Your OneCard is your membership. Why travel to different studios for Yoga, Zumba, and Pilates when you can access them on-campus? That’s just the beginning of what we offer. Please visit the Sheridan Athletics Centre to learn more about our facilities.

    (HMC students only): Did you know that you have access to the YMCA at Living Arts and Burnhamthorpe? All you need is your OneCard! You will have access to equipment, instructional classes, and best of all, the pool. Nothing like an early morning dip.
  4. Take our inter-campus shuttle! Do you live in Oakville, but go to school at HMC? Do you live in Brampton, but take classes at Trafalgar? The list goes on… We offer an inter-campus shuttle between all campuses completely free of charge. All you need to get on the bus is – you guessed it, your OneCard. To view the inter-campus shuttle schedule, please visit: https://www.sheridancollege.ca/life-at-sheridan/campus-services/inter-campus-shuttle.aspx.
  5. Did you know that our Sheridan Tutoring Centre offers free Math and English tutoring? It may be your first time conquering Calculus, and it may be confusing, but we’re here to help – without draining your bank account. Please visit the Tutoring section on the Sheridan website to view our hours, and more information: https://www.sheridancollege.ca/life-at-sheridan/student-services/tutoring.aspx.

With all of these tips, you’ll be on your way to better managing your student budget. These tips will help grant you more financial freedom, and hopefully give you a savings plan for a fun trip during Reading Week! Happy saving!

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