Student Development Staff & Faculty Newsletter | January 31, 2017

Telling the stories of students, staff, faculty and services in Student Development.

Care to share? Contact FSD Storyteller, Alicia Ashcroft, via email: aashcroft@tru.ca

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News and Accomplishments

Finding your voice on the job front

Finding your voice on the job front

Sarah Ladd, Engineering Co-op Coordinator, helps reduce the complexities of the professional world by establishing logical steps towards a satisfying career. 

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Attitude Adjustment: self-awareness in education

Attitude Adjustment: self-awareness in education

Jasica Munday, recent TRU graduate and Supplemental Learning Leader, discusses how metacognitive awareness helps achieve academic success.

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Social Media Ambassadors

Cultivating curiosity at leadership conference

TRU students explored the concept of curiosity at the UBCO Student Leadership Conference on Saturday, January 21.

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From co-op to CEO

From co-op to CEO

While working full-time, Govind Preet Singh finds time to run his own investment firm which will, in its first year, turnover $1 million.

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Shaping the student experience

Shaping the student experience

The first six weeks are the most critical time for a new student, Student Services is available for support.

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Orientation takes on two new WorkStudy students

Look out for some fresh new faces at the TRU Experience table in BMO Student Street. New WorkStudy students Samantha "Sam" Baker and Ben Froese are both currently working with Julie Taylor, Learning Strategist, Orientation and Transition on student outreach initiatives regarding communication. By taking photographs and facilitating the creation of videos, stories, and blogs, Ben and Sam will further heighten awareness that is pertinent to weekly themes and topics.

Julie tasks them with weekly challenges to go out-and-about on campus to engage students with different lines of questioning. Most recently, Sam and Ben collected tips about organizational and time management from their fellow students, which they turned into relatable social media material. Julie's mission is to develop the TRU Experience website content, making it all more interactive and user-friendly.  "What better way to empower and inform students than to create content with a student's voice?"

Both students will also be "heavily involved in the recruitment of Orientation Leaders in March, sharing their experiences regarding their work study experience within the department."

"It's so fun to collaborate with students because of their different opinions, suggestions, and perspectives," Julie remarked. Notably, the dynamic between Sam and Ben is quite remarkable, "both students are very diverse, but they work very well together because they are open-minded and communicate well." 

Sam has described the program as an "amazing experience." The unique opportunities that come along with WorkStudy are incredibly valuable to professional growth. "I've attended leadership conferences, directed students to campus resources, created social media content, and researched other University orientation programs…I've been provided with tools that will be an asset to my dream job."

Resolutions made easier with mindfulness

Resolutions made easier with mindfulness

The power and flexibility of mindfulness can bolster your New Year's Resolutions and goals throughout the year.

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Events

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Managing Test Anxiety

Wednesdays

12:30-1:20pm, OM 1631

Drop-ins Welcome!

Soup Day at Cplul'kw'ten

Wednesdays

11:30am @ House 5

Enjoy a free hot soup at Cplul'kw'ten while you socialize and make new friends. Everyone welcome.

Creative Mindfulness

Creative Mindfulness 

Thursdays until April 

12:40-1:20pm, OM 2494

Attend this free and drop-in session to learn and practice how to redirect your thoughts avoid distractions focus on and perform creative work.

Therapy Dog Thursday

Therapy Dogs

Thursdays until April

10am - 2pm, Student Street, OM

Stop by, say hello and take a quiet moment with a furry friend. Time spent with dogs have all kinds of physical and mental-health benefits.

Mission Hill Estate Winery & Cedar Creek Estate Winery

February 3, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Old Main Student Street

Hiring for summer jobs and graduate opportunities.

Towards Indigenizing Higher Ed

February 2, 15, March 1, 15  11:00am - 12:00pm

This is a four-part online storytelling seminar hosted at Open Learning and streamed live on the internet.

Healthy Living Week

Healthy Living Week

February 6-10

This February, the Wellness Centre offers tips and tackles healthy living.

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Healthy Relationships

Healthy Relationships

February 14-17

This February, the Wellness Centre tackles healthy relationships and fostering positive relationships, romantic and otherwise.

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International Student Career Cafe

February 15, 3:30 - 4:30pm

Old Main 1761

Join us for an informal discussion about careers in Canada.

Free, confidential HIV testing

Free, confidential HIV testing

February 16, 9:00am - 1:30pm

Interior Health nurses will be on campus to provide the testing. Tests can be done by drop-in or by appointment by phoning 250-828-5126.

Testing is available at the Medical Centre from 9am to 11am and at the trades building from 11:30am to 1:30pm.

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation 

Tuesdays until April

11:30am - 12:20pm, OM2494

 

During this free, drop-in class, learn how meditation reduces stress, improves concentration, encourages a healthy lifestyle, benefits cardiovascular and immune health, and increases happiness, acceptance and self-awareness.

Job Fair

Job Fair

March 2, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Grand Hall & Rotunda, CAC

Job Fair is a one-stop opportunity for students to meet with over 50 employers from all areas of study and from multiple industries. During a visit, students can network and access employment and volunteer opportunities while learning more about careers.