Students at Humber College share their advice for the 1st years

Apr 23, 2022 | Features, JRNL219

As the winter semester comes to an end, some students have some advice for the the next group of first years coming to Humber College in the fall.

Shayonna Cole, a first-year Journalism Diploma student, said students should make friends and support one another through the difficult times they will come across.

“It’s important that you make friends because there’s just so many assignments, and there is a lot of work to do,” said Cole.

“Sometimes it gets difficult trying to figure out what to do, so having someone that your close with can really help you get things down and make you understand it,” she said.

Girl with black top sitting on a blue chair and smiling at the camera, while her blue mask is pulled down.

Shayonna Cole, a first year journalism student Photo credit: Ayesha Barakzai

Shayonna Cole, first year journalism student. (Photo Credit: Ayesha Barakzai)

Another first year student was also willing to share her advice as well on the schoolwork that the students receive at Humber.

“Enjoy the little things. Each assignment and test you do is one step closer to achieving your dreams,” said Samya Ally, a student who is studying Child and Youth Care.

Desiann, a second-year student studying Message Therapy, gave an advice that was passed down to her from one of her professors.

“Failing is not the end of the road, it’s a learning experience that will help you in the future. Keep pushing and you’ll reach your goals,” she said.

Jim Coyle, a Journalism professor who teaches the Fundamentals of Reporting course also gave a few words.

“I watched students arrive and I think they’re very self conscious and they don’t want, its human nature not to want to look foolish or silly, right? So, a lot of people are very, very quiet and they don’t want to say the wrong thing,” he said.

“One of the things I try to encourage them to do is be willing to make mistakes that don’t there is no embarrassment in making a mistake. It’s the best way we learn. Mistakes are often our best teachers,” said Coyle.