Posts for the Topic Future Students

Should I take a gap year?

Should I take a gap year or should I go straight into University? I’ve asked myself this many times and have even sought opinions from family and friends, however, I’m still undecided.

Application process: Application fees

A big thing that comes with applying for University is the cost, not tuition fees but the application fee. When I started looking into University, I knew there was a cost that came with applying but I didn’t know how much it was.

Why are there so many choices?

Before applying for University, we are faced with the important decision of figuring out which schools we want to actually apply for. For me the choice was easy, the University of Waterloo, however, I still wanted to find out more about other schools just in case I found a better fit for me. That is why I attended the OUF (Ontario Universities fair) in Toronto this year.

Figuring out what program you want to apply to

How Do I Decide?

Picking a program is the most important part of applying to University, without a program I can’t apply. The program(s) I choose will depend on what I enjoy doing, what I am capable of doing, and the required high school credits I need. I am interested in potentially applying for AFM and Arts&Bus (arts and business) at the University of Waterloo, however, I am undecided.

Furthering your University research

Researching University is something I’ve already done, but not as much as I should have. I’ve only looked into the University of Waterloo and their programs while doing my research, when I should be looking into other Universities that offer the program(s) I am interested in.

Preparing for Grade 12

Preparing for grade 12 is something I hadn’t really thought about as it’s technically just another year of high school, but it’s not. Up until this point, I’ve just been skimming by on everything involving school. I hadn’t done my homework unless I had to for marks.

2019 DECA Leadership GRIT Conference

DECA GRIT Students

The DECA Leadership GRIT Conference (DECA GRIT) was more than I expected, not just discussing DECA but also the rest of the business world. It was filled with interesting and informative lectures and workshops, along with hundreds of students networking and talking about their one common interest of DECA. DECA GRIT was held to help further enhance your skills to prepare you for future leadership roles in DECA and beyond, discussing leadership within all aspects of business.

A Road Map to a Successful Speech

Speaking to strangers or talking in front of a large crowd is often an activity that most individuals dread. “Speak with Impact and Impress them” by Marco Yim was an inspirational workshop that taught me how to step out of my comfort zone and take the next steps in building my networking and public speaking skills.

Failure, why is it something we are told is bad?

“Fail to Succeed”, was a session led by four senior AFM students who spoke of their academic journey. They talked about meeting their goals and how those goals changed over time due to either a change in their interests or failing to achieve their original goal.

Extracurricular activities

Too many to choose

When I think of university, I think of all work and no play. That is not the case at the University of Waterloo. At UW, there is a multitude of  extra-curriculars for anyone to take part in.

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