2016 Survival Tips from Upper-Year Students

The first week of school is often both an exciting and daunting experience. Especially in an environment as unique as Michener, this means adjusting to new classes, meeting new friends and starting a new journey towards a rewarding career in health care. To help kick off the new school year, the Student Success Network hosted the Survival Tips from Upper-Year Students session on the second day of Orientation 2016. We asked the upper-year student volunteers for their best survival tips for new students.


Survival Tip from Upper Year Students - Cynthia

“Don’t be afraid to step out of your bubble to try new things.” Cynthia Yang


Survival Tip from Upper Year Students - Anastasia

“Your profs and classmates are your best resources. And, even when things get tough, remember to take time for yourself and have fun!” Anastasia Adriyanta



Survival Tip from Upper Year Students - Eugene

Join intramurals! It’s a great way to get exercise, have some fun and meet new people. Plus, dodgeball is a great way to relieve stress.” Eugene Leung


Survival Tip from Upper Year Students - Michelle

“Talk to second-year students. We have taken all the first-year courses and may be able to help you.” Michelle Tremblay



Survival Tip from Upper Year Students - Christopher

“Go to class. Even the early morning ones.” Christopher Ng


Survival Tip from Upper Year Students - Christian

“Make sure to join clubs. It really helps make the experience worthwhile.” Christian Raharja



Survival Tip from Upper Year Students - Rosa

“Mingle among the other programs and learn about their roles in health care.” Rosa Seif


Survival Tip from Upper Year Students - Ajay

“Work with your classmates as a way to improve your skills.” Ajay Paul


Survival Tip from Upper Year Students - Sarah

“Plan social events with your class. It will help with team building as well as meeting everyone in the program.” Sarah Smith