5 Ways to Get Involved On Campus

 

There are so many benefits to getting involved in campus. You gain experience, you learn how to work on different kinds of teams, and best of all, you get to meet some pretty incredible people – at least in my experience. Getting involved opens so many doors, and opens you to so many connections. It’s always a good idea to show employers who you are outside of the classroom, and how well rounded you really are. So, what are you waiting for?

  1. Join a Sheridan Club or Association

Did you know that each campus at Sheridan hosts several different academic or social clubs? There’s really something for everyone. Many different programs have their own academic clubs/associations such as the Human Resources Student Association, or the Sheridan Engineering Club. As for social clubs, there’s everything from Board Game Club, to… Pizza & Chill. I’m serious. It’s a real club, and I’m going to join. To view all clubs and associations available, please visit: http://www.thessu.ca/discoverclubs/.

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  1. Participate in Academic Activities

There are many different academic activities available depending on your program, and faculty; for example, Pilon School of Business students have the opportunity to participate in case competitions as they become available. To find out what’s available for your program, please speak with your professors, and/or program coordinator.

  1. Volunteer

What’s a better addition to your resume than volunteer experience? Nothing. Many employers when choosing between two resumes, will choose the one with volunteer experience. It always helps to show who you are outside of the classroom. The Sheridan Student Union posts opportunities as they become available, and there’s everything from note taking, to helping with events. To see what’s currently available, please visit: http://www.discovercommunity.ca/opportunities-home.

  1. Get an On-Campus Job

Do you know where to go on-campus if you’re looking to land an on-campus job? If you said the career centre, you’re absolutely correct. The career centre can help you to polish your resume, and they also hold mock interviews to get you ready for the real thing. To view on-campus opportunities, please visit: https://jobs.sheridancollege.ca/, and/or http://www.thessu.ca/jobs/.

  1. Participate in Campus Wide Events

Maybe you already have a lot on your plate, and can’t squeeze in another club’s weekly meetings. Totally understandable – but why not attend an event? Us at FYC hold a couple of events every semester at each campus. Some examples of events include Snacks and Ladders (games!), and a Harry Potter event where we make crafts, get sorted into our Hogwarts house, and of course, watch the movie. Keep an eye on your Sheridan email to find information about our upcoming events!

 

 

 

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How’s Your Motivation Doing?

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Hey friends!

We’re hitting the mid-point of this semester. I know: the beginning seems so long ago, but the end is still out of reach.

If you are like me right now, you have a lot to do. That can be overwhelming. Sometimes when there is way too much to do, your motivation starts to suffer. How unhelpful, right?

These are a couple of things that I’ve been doing to make it through this middle space:

  • Remember to have fun. Make this a priority, even if you have to schedule it! Take some time out of your day to do something you really enjoy. For me, that’s hanging out with friends, reading, indulging in a little Netflix marathon, etc. Whatever floats your boat.
  • Take care of yourself! Stay healthy. I’m talking the basics, here. Drink water. Eat good food at normal times (so, for example, if you’re eating pizza at midnight four times a week might that might not be helping you). Try to sleep as much as you can at night. Exercise when possible. Just be kind to yourself and be as healthy as you can be.
  • Clean space=clean mind. So this is something cool that I’ve been realizing lately: when my space is a mess, I subconsciously feel more stressed. When I start feeling overwhelmed, one of the first things I’ve been doing lately is making sure that my space is cleaned up. It actually helps a lot.
  • Do what you can with the time you have. When I’m stressed, sometimes I take a real good look at what I’ve been procrastinating on. Sometimes it feels like you have a million things to do, but, really, just answering that email or finishing that paper or edit will relieve most of the stress. If I just focus on completing whatever that one big stress is, it often makes everything else seem more manageable. And, if you’re a perfectionist like I am, just do the best you can with the time you have.

 

I hope these tips are helpful to you! Power through these next few weeks. You’ve got this.

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER IS HERE!

Hope everyone had a real good reading week. I certainly had an amazing week. I did some winter shopping and sightseeing around Toronto with friends. I also managed to complete some assignments 🙂 It was great!

Classes have resumed and you must have started to get your mid-term grades back. Hopefully all of you did great! If otherwise, make sure to talk to your instructors and get feedback on where you could improve. Also utilize the tutoring services to the fullest.

November is going to be a busy month for many with bigger and more complex assignments- projects being assigned as well as preparing for final exams. Make sure you don’t procrastinate. To stay on top of things, use applications like Google Calendar or get a Student Planner from Sheridan’s Student Union (SSU) if you want to do it old school.

Winter 2017 semester fees: deadline
If you are not an OSAP student, your fee payment is due by November 16, 2016.
For OSAP students, your fee payment is due by February 15, 2017.