A Second Career In My 20s, Looking Back

After reading a recent post by current 2nd-time student, Melissa Melanson in A Second Career in My 20s, grad Bobbi Jo wanted to share her similar experience from more than 25 years ago.

I started at Mohawk on the Fennell Campus, fresh out of high school in 1988. Towards my later years in high school, I wasn’t totally sure what I wanted to do but knew that I really enjoyed keyboarding and shorthand. I heard about the Office Admin course through my sister who had taken the course and really enjoyed it. I applied and was accepted and started in September 1988.  Little did I know (20+ years and a second stint in Mohawk later) that those ‘roots’ would be coming back to me. Continue Reading

One Year In the Life: 2017 Grads

mohawk-winter-january2017 is an important year for Mohawk College. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the College.

While we are sure to spend time looking back on where we’ve been, the Alumni Blog will have a special feature too. One week each month we will check-in with three students as they finish their final semesters and prepare for final exams, graduation, and their future career. Continue Reading

Get a “Real” Job

girl with guitarBeing a film graduate, it is easy to see that I am a creative person, and as a creative person, I can also vouch for the fact that an artistic career in any medium is tricky to come by. While I was studying film in Oakville, my professors encouraged us to have a “homework free” job while we worked on our own projects after graduation. What they meant by that was “Pay your bills, but always have time to create” and this is some of the best advice I got while in college the first time. Continue Reading

The Endless Wait And How To Cope

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With graduation having come and gone, it is now time to truly face life after school, for this year’s graduates. The hardest part is the wait between the end of college and the beginning of your career, because this wait is one that can go by in a flash to those who are lucky but can also feel like an endless void ahead. The easiest thing to do when it feels like there is no end in sight is to just give up, but that is hardly the right choice to make out of so many. Not everyone is the same, and no two industries have the same job market, but there are things that everyone can do to make the wait seem less terrible. Continue Reading