Hi there! ^_^
Last week, October 17th to 22nd, was OISE Open House Week. I thought it might be fun to provide my readers with a recap of what I did that week and to reflect on how far I’ve come since a few years ago.
I helped tear down the Open House events on Monday & Wednesday, which was fun. 😛 I even got to talk to a few prospective students while waiting to put things away. Tuesday was actually the Open House Day for my department, Applied Psychology & Human Development, but I actually had class that evening. Not that convenient for my work, but this shows how understanding OISE is towards teachers & other professionals who have to work during the day.
On Thursday, I helped with the set up & tear down of the Leadership, Higher, & Adult Education Open House. I even ran into someone I know from my undergraduate degree at York University during registration. The weather wasn’t the best, but it was still great to see so many prospective students come out to learn more about OISE.
(How things looked before prospective students came)
(Prospective students discussing specific graduate programs of interest in smaller groups)
(More discussion in smaller groups)
On Saturday, I was sent to the general University of Toronto Fall Campus Day for prospective undergraduate students at University College. OISE’s recruiter, Nicole Ryan, was giving a presentation about OISE’s teaching programs later in the day. OISE Registrar’s Office wanted someone else to be at the OISE table while she was away, & to generally have two people there, so there I was! 😛
It was an interesting experience, because talking to high school students & their parents reminded me of how far I’ve come since Grade 12. I now have an undergraduate degree, and some idea of what I’d like to do for the rest of my life. It was surreal to talk to people who are so young & relatively inexperienced.
I found out through Facebook that October 22nd, 2014- two years ago- was the day that I went to OISE’s Open House to find out more about the Masters of Education in Developmental Psychology & Education. Now, in 2016, I was representing OISE as a graduate student! It’s unbelievable how things can change in just a few years……
If anybody reading this post is working on graduate school applications right now, don’t get discouraged! You’ll get through the process & be where you’re meant to be eventually. There were times where I despaired of even graduating with an undergraduate degree, but I did it! ^_^
Now I’m at OISE, and available to answer your questions! So don’t feel shy, and comment on my posts if you’re curious about anything in particular.