Advice for first-year students

August 13, 2012

Jamie-lee Sasseville wouldn't wish her first day of university on anyone. She wouldn't wish anyone to sit in the wrong class or write a pop quiz for a course they weren't registered for. She certainly wouldn't wish for them to be so embarrassed that they give a fake name just to save face.

"And then, to end off your perfect day," she adds, recalling her first day, "you're going to fall down the spiral staircase."

In MacEwan University's "Advice for First-Year Students" video series, Jamie and six other students share stories about their first weeks and offer advice to incoming students. The students have words of wisdom about everything from how to make the most of library resources, why you should get involved in student clubs and what faculty and staff can do for you – and more.

Jamie's advice to first-year students: "If you use the services that are provided to you, talk to everybody there or leave the class that you're not registered in, it's going to make your first day a lot more enjoyable than mine was."

Stay tuned to the MacEwan University YouTube channel. We'll be posting a new video each week into September to help first-year students have a successful year.

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