Student-2-Student: One Thing You Wish You'd Known

By George Brown College Modified on July 03, 2019

Convocation is here, so we reached out to our grads to ask for their words of wisdom.

A lineup of happy students on graduation day.

Grads share things they wish they'd known as a new student.

With convocation just around the corner, George Brown College reached out to our soon-to-be grads for some advice. On Instagram, we asked what they wish they'd known back when they were new George Brown students. We received tons of feedback and suggestions. Our graduating students were happy to share their #NuggetsofWisdom with us, and we're happy to share them with all of you!

We noticed some common themes in the advice we received, but you can head over to Instagram to see all of the responses in our highlighted Grad Advice story. All of the responses were great, but here are the key themes we discovered:

Get Involved

Things like attending orientation, joining clubs and meeting new people are super important. Orientation is a great way to meet other students before you even start at George Brown, which means you'll already know people on your first day of classes!

Don't Procrastinate

In the words of one student, "Never think you'll finish this assignment later because you won't." Students recommended using calendars, studying a bit each day (not just before an exam), not skipping classes, and striking the right balance between having fun and learning. If you think you might need some support staying on track, you can check out our Tutoring and Learning Centre to get (free!) help with your studies. You can also stop by Peerconnect and receive one-on-one coaching from a fellow student about how to study well, work well and live well!

Don't be Afraid to Ask for Help

We know that asking for help can be tough at any time, especially when you're at a new school. Our students were quick to point out that the College is here to help — if you ask for it — and there are many resources at our campuses to support you. Visit the Student Services section of our website to learn about how we can help you during your time here.

Visit our Instagram to get a sense of what life is like on campus through great student photography, event updates and stories!

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