Five years in the Concurrent Education program has now come to an end! Five years ago, I can remember walking into university thinking this was going to be a long five years of hard work, and I did not know if I was going to make it through. Today, I look back at my time at Nipissing, and I see tons of memories, laughter, lifelong friends, and hard work. These past five years were really short, and now it is my time to graduate and make a difference in the world.
When I look back on the past five years, I can honestly say that I chose the most amazing program at Nipissing, and it is bittersweet graduating from this program. We are all excited to have finally completed two degrees and hopefully find a job in our field, sad to leave our placements, and scared to see what the future holds for us, because this is a new chapter for all of us. Graduating this year, I feel like Nipissing has prepared me the best they can, and I feel confident that I will use my university knowledge as well as my practicum knowledge in the coming years.
If you chose Nipissing you made a good choice. If you chose the Concurrent Education Program at Nipissing, you made an even better choice. Looking back, the advice I can give you is work hard, as there will be challenging courses that you will have to get through, but also enjoy yourself. Hang out with your friends, take every opportunity or workshop that is available to you, and overall, just enjoy yourself. Five years goes by fast, and sometimes you will get caught up in getting good grades, finishing those readings or preparing study notes, but don’t forget to take a step back once in a while, and take in everything Nipissing has to offer. You will become the greatest teacher, and will have a great reputation walking out of Nipissing because they are known for having the best Concurrent Education Program in Ontario!
Enjoy and good luck in your future endeavors!