On Tuesday I attended the George Brown College Orientation. It was online and there were over 300 students in the Blackboard chat all trying to meet their classmates – admittedly, it was a bit of a whirlwind.
I have to remind myself that it is Covid in 2021 and not 1989 ( when I a 1st year at the University of Toronto). And I recognize the need to build one’s network. Still I relieved when I was able to figure out how to turn off the the chat PING and focus on the presentations to be had.
I am determined not to make the mistake I made in my university days: ignoring the resources that my ancillary fees were paying for, especially dental! Beyond that is the reminder that the faculty and the staff are there to help me get through the program in the first place!
That being said I know that I will make mistakes whilst in the midst of my studies. Still I look forward to the journey.