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First year student resource calendar 2015-2016

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In the home stretch April brings many emotions for students. You may feel excitement, fear, stress and possibly relief. As you near the end of your rst year, you are not only wrapping up your academic requirements, but also preparing to move home, start summer employment, begin a new co-op work term, travel, and more. Georgian encourages students to continue to commit to course work, attend classes regularly and focus on assignments. After many months of studying, you may become fatigued and require some extra support and encouragement to make it through the home stretch. New graduates join more than 60,000 Alumni Association members, receiving special discounts, promotion and benets. Visit for more information. Things to know this month: • You should continue to keep in regular contact with Career Services and their Co-op Consultant to be on top of any new employment opportuni- ties • Lockers need cleared out and library materials returned • Leadership looks good on a resumé. Consider applying now to become an Orientation leader or peer mentor Greg Taylor Remember that it takes time to get used to the transition from high school to college, or from one town to another, or from living under your parent's Counselling Co-ordinator/Case Manager roof to living in residence or off-campus. Everything is new and different. Yes, it's exciting, but it can also be anxiety-inducing and overwhelming at times. Homesickness is quite normal. If those feelings continue to stay strong week after week as you go further into the semester, reach out to staff in Student Success. Also, don't hesitate to reach out to your family if they are available (either in person or by phone/text). If you can go home for a weekend, do it. If they can come for a visit on a weekend, invite them. Those intense feelings will subside and eventually, it is our hope, that Georgian College will feel very much like home.

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