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#BrockThrowback: On-campus involvement

Hey, future Badgers. It’s been awhile since this series, but I’m bringing back #BrockThrowbacks–this one being about on-campus involvement!

Although Brock is great in itself, I found that what made my experience the most meaningful was my involvement. I’ll let you in on a little secret: I was incredibly shy and did not participate in any clubs in high school. In University, I knew that I had to break out of my shell because, especially as a Concurrent Education student, I knew that my volunteer and work experience would set me apart. So in my first year, I began applying madly on this wonderful resource we have at Brock called CareerZone. CareerZone is an online directory that posts part-time and full-time work opportunities, as well as volunteer and internship positions offered within Brock, in the city, and even abroad! Soon enough I had interviews set up, and the rest was history. Since, I have had the opportunity to work with 5 departments at Brock, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Representing an institution that I love so much has been the most rewarding experience. And hey, it doesn’t hurt that I make some extra money on the side! But wait, it gets even better: Brock understands that you are a student first, before an employee. So those Reading Weeks and exam periods that you want to take time off for, that’s a given!

The moral of the story, Badgers, is that Brock wants you to foster both sides of your brain; your academic side, and also your interest-based side. Without both sides of your brain, you wouldn’t be who you are. To begin planning how you will make your mark, browse some of the ratified clubs here at Brock.

Until next time,

Hana

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About Hana

Hey there! My name is Hana and I am a fourth year Child and Youth Studies major in the Primary/Junior level of the Concurrent Education program. In this final year of my undergraduate degree, I am embarking on exciting new journeys, like completing an Applied Research Project and readying myself for Teacher Education. I hope that through my blog posts I will be able to share some of my 'wisdom' with you young grasshoppers, and that you will be able to join me in this adventure. So read on, my friends!

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