The prospect of going to college is usually an exciting one. You finally get to choose an area of education to focus on that will lead you to your career! But it’s completely normal for that excitement to be accompanied by “the jitters”. The challenge is to manage those… Continue Reading Overcoming First Day Jitters
Money matters, flaky friends, dining dilemmas and rusty relationships are all going to be among a few of the hurdles they’ll face. Heartbreaks. Student/Teacher conflict. Overdrawn bank accounts. No change for laundry. Pub Nights. Peer pressure. Room-mate drama. You get the idea. But how will they do it all without… Continue Reading High School to College: Being A Supportive Parent
So if you follow me elsewhere in addition to me talking about that thing called the Grip Juicer contest, you might have also seen me talk about something called the Next Gen Dinner Series! The next gen dinner series is a pretty cool thing. Graduating students or recent grads from… Continue Reading Experience Opportunities: Next Gen Dinner Series
What do you do get when you take a wife, mother of 2 teenagers, full-time employee who is training for a full marathon and triathlon and throw them into a new role at work? Answer: fewer blog posts on social media! That’s right folks, that’s me and I apologize to my… Continue Reading Chill out
This past week Durham College held “Career Week”. This involves a variety of events and offerings all geared towards helping graduates, and future graduates, like myself, in their quest for their new career. There was a Tradesmart Career Fair at the Whitby Campus, and also a Job Fair at the… Continue Reading At Durham College, Success Matters!
You have failed a college course. It happens. It is upsetting, but it is NOT the end of the world. It is however, something you need to think about and address. In my opinion, the most important factor you need to explore right now, is how you can prevent this… Continue Reading Oh no! I failed a course!
It seems like the perfect time of year to count my blessings. So here goes. This year, I am grateful for… The two most amazing grown children any mother could ask for. Alyssa is 20 years old now, and Jake is 19. Both live with chronic illness, but have not… Continue Reading This year, I am grateful for…
Keeping with the spirit of reflecting on this past semester, I thought I would share some little things that I learned along the way this fall. As an older student, this isn’t my first rodeo; but it never ceases to surprise me how you never really stop learning – and… Continue Reading Lessons Lately
There can be a great deal of anxiety for college students facing a big test or exam. And, you can find lots of tips online for how to survive your exams, but I’d rather focus on some tips for how you can excel at your exams, not just survive them.… Continue Reading Don’t Just Survive Your Exams. Excel at Them!