This is just a bit of a life update, so feel free to skip this, it’s pretty boring, writing crap down just helps organize my thoughts.
As the title suggest, I don’t have much of a weekend. I spent several hours today at the college helping out with the college’s preview day, and am going to be most of the day studying or working on projects tomorrow. Basically prospective students (their family for younger students) came in to check out the college, ask questions, and speak to faculty and current students.
I’m not exactly sure why I sacrificed my Saturday afternoon to this venture (alright, there might have been a girl involved…shut up) but it turned out pretty well considering I slept in and got there an hour later than I intended too. Everyone was supposed to help with general college tours as well as help out with their specific program (I’m in Civil Engineering Technology for those unaware) but me and the rest of the people helping out our coordinator neatly avoided having to do that (we just simply didn’t, we hid in the Civil labs).
The presentations ended up lasting about an hour each (there was two) but things like question period and lab tours extended each session by about 30-45 minutes. One of the potential students (it was an older guy, mature student) asked me, specifically me, how much time I put into the course outside of schedule class (and of course the whole group turned to pay attention to me to listen to my answer). I felt pretty awkward because, well, frankly I put very little effort into the program outside of class time. The Lab Tech came to my rescue though and explained how it varies from student and student.
I also enjoyed it because it let me reflect on the past three years of my life, all the time I spent at the college. Talking to prospective students made me realize just how much I’ve learned in my relatively short stay at the college. In the three years I’ve realized how much I don’t know still and how much I’ve yet to learn, but it was nice to realize how far my education has come already.