Future Goals: 2017 Grads

Young girl in a deep thoughtsRemember the stress?

Heading into mid-terms as the graduation finish-line is getting closer and closer everyday.  The need to focus on school, and other commitments while trying not to forget the next step is finding a job.

This year we’re following three 2017 grads as they share their experiences over the year. This month, we asked our 2017 grads how they create goals for themselves and looking forward to life after Mohawk, what are some of those goals? Continue Reading

Getting Through the Struggle With Grace

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Book setupOn February 15, 2015, the Bata Shoe Museum was the place to be for the book launch of “A Walk in My Stilettos,” by first time author, Makini Smith. The event included full access to the exhibits, a copy of the new book signed by the author, a short reading, complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvres and an array of cakes and sweets all provided by ‘Yummy Cakes and Cupcakes.’

Makini Smith is an inspiration who aspires to show you how the right mindset can turn anyone from being the victim to the victor, turn obstacles into opportunities, and attract the life you truly deserve. In her book Makini shows us how she became a power house whose life stories serve as a reference for anybody enduring trials and tribulations; she shows people that they can get through whatever struggles life throws at them. “We all have struggled, but keep them to ourselves. We are all the same and can relate.” Continue Reading

Going to School. Parenting at Home.

mom child sunsetParenting in College is not an easy thing to do but I have found a way to make it work; I am in advertising after all, so coming up with creative solutions is my forte! Studying and taking care of my daughter became hard so I relocated to Hamilton to be closer to school while my parents take care of her during the week. Prior to this change, I was finding that the distance and time it took to get to and from school (exceeding 3 hrs at times) along with the madness that Canadian winters bring, I just wanted to sleep when I got home. Eventually I felt that taking a grip on reality and asking for help was much needed.

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Where will I go after college?

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Where will I go after college? How will I survive in the media field when so many jobs are being cut from CBC to Bell Media? What makes me different from the rest of the candidates looking for a job? These are all questions that used to go through my head everyday, as I was finishing up my second year in the Television and Broadcasting program. It’s hard to say what will happen in the future, and no one really knows exactly. Everything these days is heading towards an online medium and places like CBC and Cogeco are trying to adapt. The ones who don’t adapt well let’s just say they end up becoming Blockbuster. The message here, I worried too much and it really took a slash at my performance and something needed to change. Continue Reading

The Elusive Viral Video

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In today’s world the internet is a gigantic platform for newcomers to get themselves noticed. The challenge however, is coming up with new and exciting ways to sell yourself, keeping up with trends, and dealing with failure. Now I’m definitely no Media and Marketing specialist, I’m just entering my third year in Mohawk’s Television program, but I definitely can say that taking a chance at making a possible viral video has always been a dream of mine, or at least a video that has 1 million views. That, along with working at Much Music.

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