I’m halfway done my co-op term, and honestly can say that I’ve enjoyed it a lot for the past 2 months. The skills that I’ve gained through working on projects and tasks really give me applicable insight to what goes on in the real world. My favourite part? Getting feedback from my co-workers and manager that I’m a valued member of the team, and that I make impactful contributions that help the team move towards our common goals. The best feeling is knowing that the others around me know I strive to work hard to make my contributions, and that they appreciate it. It’s a clear sign to me that “you’re on the right track to getting somewhere, and hopefully able to get an earlier start to climbing the corporate ladder.” And honestly I need that, because I have yet to discover a sufficient amount of careers that are suitable for an English undergrad student. In plain English, I’m subconsciously stressing over where the actual heck I’m headed in life, but have a bit of a loose feeling that I am likely heading in the right direction.
Many of you are probably asking, “what’s the academic transition like? How does it get harder?” Although you have less classes than you did in high school and more “free time,” with university comes a heavier workload. Sure, you get more time off, but most students end up using that time to learn and study on their own, because you will probably have some classes in which you need to do some extra self-study to actually get the lecture content.
Over the past year, I’ve developed a love for reading business books during my spare time since I dream of starting my own business someday, and well, you kinda need to gain a bit more knowledge about your field before
For the past few weeks, school has gotten much more intense with the teachers scrambling to get all their marking done and students are in a rush to finish their culminating, and then study their notes for exam