Humber Students and faculty were asked by Humber News to share their experiences and advice to the upcoming new group of first year students.
They were asked for their opinion on the 2023 first years.
Journalism instructor Terra Ciolfe had few thoughtful pieces of advice to share about coping with the stressful time.
“Be insightful and intentional in learning how you have fun and how you relax,” she said.
“It’s important to take breaks to relax and do activities that help you decompress,” Ciolfe said.
Humber Resident staff and Guelph-Humber student Oluwadara Olubummo shared her advice for first year students.
“Make friends with your professors, make good friends because they will impact your life at Humber,” she said, adding that working with the Humber Community builds opportunities for students and faculty at Humber College and Guelph-Humber University.
“Work with Humber because it’ll provide a lot of opportunities after school and get into an extracurricular, ” Olubummo said.
“Based on my experiences, Humber is the best place to get into extra curricular activities,” she said.
As the end of the school year approaches, Humber Trades Program student Jaylon Langley has his own thoughts to share.
“Time management is a big one. It’s important to manage your time crucially and effectively,” he said.
“I’d also advise them to have time for themselves. Because having time to sit down and take a deep breath to collect yourself is also important and without having that valuable time to yourself you won’t be able to take care of yourself physically and mentally,” Langley said.
Becoming a first year student can be challenging and scary, but it takes time and the end results are always the best.
Fitness and Health promotion student Keren Ngandu shares her advice to the upcoming students.
“This is a new environment and experience so allow yourself to have fun, meet and talk to new people, but always stay focused. Everyone needs a little balance,” she said.