So, the last time I posted on the blog, I mentioned that I was really excited to attend QCIB (Queen’s Conference on International Business). Looking back on the conference, I can easily say that it was one of the highlights of my year. Not only did I hear executives from Disney, RIM, IBM, Barclay’s Capital and American Express speak, but I also had the chance to meet with them afterwards and discuss what they had said, in addition to some other interesting aspects of their job. The great time I had was only accentuated by the delicious meals and exciting night socials. I’m actually quite eager to say that I’m going to be applying to be on the executive for next year because I would really love to have the chance to plan a conference that I had so much fun at this year.
On a different note, as fun as the conference was, all the time I have been spending away from my schoolwork has led me to fall behind a bit; however, I made the decision to stay in Kingston over the long weekend so I can catch up on a lot of the work I need to finish off. It would be nice to go home, but I know that if I stay here, I can be productive and get a head-start on the assignments I have coming up.
With only two weeks of classes left, it’s really hard to believe that I only first came here in September. My year has been amazing, and I can’t wait for next year to begin. I actually just found out that I am going to be on the High School Liaison committee again next year, so if you’re thinking of coming by the Ontario University Fair in September (if you aren’t going into your first year next fall), look out for me and feel free to ask me any questions you’d like.
Other than that, enjoy your long weekend, and as always, finish off your year strong.
Hey there prospective students!
It was great seeing so many of you come out to the open house sessions this past Wednesday and Thursday. Even though weather did take a bad turn on Thursday, it was good being able to answer your questions at the info sessions. Now for those who weren’t able to make it out to these info sessions or open house sessions, don’t fret too much. I actually wasn’t able to attend these sessions last year (it’s a bit harder when you’re from Vancouver…and the plane tickets were also expensive back then), but I based my decision to come to Queen’s off the Commerce website, information packets, online research, my school university councillor, and most importantly, my friends. I believe the best way to find out what student life is like here is to ask any friends you know who are currently attending Queen’s. For me, I knew quite a few people who were going to Queen’s, and whenever I asked them how they liked the university, they were always raving about how great it was. And now, having nearly finished my first year here, I can say that my friends were absolutely right.
However, if you still have any questions regarding the program, the other bloggers here and myself are more than willing to help you out. You can leave comments on our posts, or in my case, you can also shoot me an email at email@example.com.
Well, that’s it for now. Oh as well, the Commerce program has started sending out acceptance offers. The majority of the offers, however, are given in April, while the rest are given in May. So please, ask any questions that you may have regarding the program. Making the right university choice is important, and all of us bloggers are here to help you out.
So on this beautiful spring-like day (I’m lying. It’s still cold. It’s warmer than last week…but it’s still cold), I say to you all, “Until next time…”
I just wanted to post real quick and let you all know it was great to meet some of you today at the open house. We had some great questions to answer which made me realize how many things people still wanted answered. I won’t be speaking tomorrow but I will be around Goodes Hall (the Commerce building) for most of the day so if you see me around give me a shout!
Feel free to leave a comment on our posts or send us an email/facebook and we would be glad to answer any questions you don’t necessarily want to post online.
Today, many of you potential Commerce students came out to our MBOH information sessions for the Commerce program. As you may have seen, Tyler, Michael, Vanesse, Ben and I were all present at both sessions to answer any questions you might have had. I enjoyed meeting all of you very much today and it was an honour for me to be able to answer any questions you had.
I hope that anyone who did not come out today, to post any questions they might have, this way we can all see the comments/questions and answer promptly.
Tomorrow is another day! I will be helping out at the Community Fair in the Biosciences Complex from 1:00-2:30 so if you have any questions… please come by and I will gladly help you out!
Hey! Many of you are enjoying your March Break right now, and perhaps trying to get more information on your prospective schools to help you better decide where you want to be in September! So, I will try to be of some help!
There was a lot of talk recently about the balance between academics and extra-curriculars, clubs, etc. and the truth is that in university, YOU get to decide how you want to spend your time. In terms of class hours, us Commerce students have it quite good (compared to the engineering faculty, etc.) and so you have a lot of time in which you can participate in many academic and non-academic activities. You just have to know what you can realistically commit to whilst still keeping on top of your schoolwork. No one forces you to do your readings or even go to class so you have a lot of freedom (which comes with the added responsibility of course)!
Some events I see listed on my Facebook events are Firm’s Night (a chance to meet and network with representatives from EY, KPMG, PwC, RSM Richter, Deloitte, and the ICAO) and the Commerce Cares Rubik’s Cube Party at Smijie’s (to support the 20 Commerce students who are headed to Cambodia this summer to help build houses). There are also some general Queen’s Events, such as an educational lecture titled “Defending Darfur: It’s Time for Action”. Recently, there has also been hiring for various positions on ComSoc. There are many opportunities for students of all years to get involved in university life.
I just wanted to give you a picture of what some typical (both Commerce and all faculty) events one could participate in. So, rest assured that you will find something you like to do (and will have time for it as well!). Okay, well I’m off to work on some assignments that are creeping closer to being due in the next couple of weeks.
Take care, and I hope to see you/talk to you during the March Break Open House!
p.s. (to what Lily said): I CAN’T WAIT FOR SUMMER! =D