Advice from a previous Senior Peer Mentor.
The big question is: what do you want to get out of Humber?
Whether you only want to go to class and go straight home, or you stick around for some services and events to meet people; Humber has something for everyone. It’s hard to say what is the perfect plan for an ideal first year of college is. Here is advice I would’ve told myself during my first year:
As a student, we must make time for school, friends, family, hobbies, work and so much more. Each student balances their school life differently. Finding balance is the same as finding a routine. Do things that you enjoy and make time for school work. It’s possible. Balance takes time.
Humber has a lot of student opportunities on campus, all year long. If you’re not one for managing events, you can be one to attend! First Year Experience (FYE) is a great place to start. Hosting events almost every week; you can’t pass up the opportunity for free food and meeting new people. It’s that easy. Keep an eye out for things going on around campus between classes. Getting involved adds new experiences.
One of the greatest feelings in the world is when you go to class because you like your program but also because there are friends that you’ll get to sit with for 3 hours. There’s always an opportunity to meet someone on campus. Maybe it’s in the library, at an event, at the gym and in class. Surround yourself with people who share the same interests but also bring a new perspective to your world. Post-secondary is about getting an education and making connections that last a lifetime.
When you figure out what you want to get out of Humber, your ideal experience will be easier to achieve. Take some time to try new things and do things differently because this stage of your life will make you grow into the person you’ve always wanted to be.
The First Year Experience program will pair you with an upper-year student in your program or academic school. Your mentor is a great way to ask program-related questions, learn about campus life and everything in between! For more information head over to our mentee page, https://humber.ca/student-life/fye/GetAMentor
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