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Alumni Share Valuable Tips on Successfully Transitioning to Life in University

By November 28, 2022December 8th, 2022No Comments

CIC Residence held a meaningful workshop where we welcomed alumni to share their CIC memories and advice on successfully transitioning to life in university.

A huge shout-out to alumni who joined in person or online for an evening filled with fabulous stories, tips and tricks:

  • Amin Mansouri (CIC 2021), University of California, Irvine (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Edgar Du (CIC 2021), Ontario College of Art and Design university (Industrial Design)
  • Hayley Tung (CIC 2021), McMaster University (Environmental and Society)
  • Julianna Zhu (CIC 2020), McMaster University (Mathematics and Statistics)
  • Mulawo Mwanza (CIC 2015) , University of Ottawa (Social Sciences)

Key Takeaways

  • Applaud yourself because you have the courage to leave your families behind and take risks on your own
  • Culture shock can be intimidating when you first arrive in Canada
  • Explore resources that CIC offers to help you step out of comfort zone and thrive
  • Study and life balance is important in keeping you healthy
  • Making friends and networking are very important in your journey
  • Group activities are great places to meet new people
Can’t wait to see more familiar faces, engage with our alumni and learn about their first-hand knowledge and advice in the upcoming events.

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