Recruiting for Nipissing University this fall was a great experience. I got to visit amazing places all over Ontario, and talk to amazing students who are about to enter one of the most exciting phases of their lives. At the beginning of the travel season, I encountered many students who were nervous, but mostly excited about the prospect of going to university. Towards the end of the season, attitudes were beginning to shift and that excited energy was slowly giving way to nervous energy. Students were stressed out and concerned now that the deadline to apply was looming. One frustrated student in Cobourg exclaimed “I’m just going to pick a university on the program alone. I’m going to have the same experience wherever I go”. Here is why that is the OPPOSITE attitude you should have when you select a school.
Your university career is about so much more than just your academics. At Nipissing University, we know that our top-rated professors and small class sizes means you’re going to get a fantastic education no matter what program you decide to take. However, your time here is going to be about so much more than just going to class.
When you’re deciding where you’re going to be happiest, think about your interests and what you might want to be involved in. Maybe you’re a soccer player, and you know that a varsity soccer team that you can play on is going to be important to you. Maybe you’re an avid Dungeons and Dragons fan, and you want to participate in a club where other fans get together and play. Maybe you love a smaller campus with a tight-knit community feel. You’ll find all of this, and a lot more at Nipissing University.
Remember that you’re going to be spending four, maybe more, years in University. Do your research. Takes tours on campus. Go online and check out extra resources. Think about the things that you do on your spare time now, and make sure that you’re going to be able to keep up those interests. Schoolwork is going to take up a lot of your time, but it won’t take up all of it. Your experience at any university is going to differ for more reasons than just your program. We know that Nipissing University is right where you belong. We want to make sure that you feel confident in that knowledge too.