Centennial College Blog

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Six strategies for success as a parent in school

Krisanta Tambo has been a student at Centennial College since September of 2014, in our International Business Co-op program. She’s also the proud parent of 10-year-old Jesse, and 7-year-old Desiree. She found the experience of juggling her responsibilities as a student and parent to be daunting, and often wished she’d been better informed going in. That’s why she’s presenting at our Conversations for Social Change: Balancing School, Work and Life panel. Here’s a few of the tips she’ll be sharing.

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Six ways to get the most out of distance learning

If you want to get or complete a college education, but your career, family, or other life commitments mean you don’t have time for class, Distance Learning programs can be your pathway into that education, letting you go back to school without literally going back to school. While it’s much more convenient and flexible, it’s important to remember that it’s still a college education, and comes with its own set of challenges. As someone who’s spent a lot of time both learning and working from home, here’s a few tips to ensure you get the most out of the unique way distance learning works.

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How Jesse Kennely changed gears

Jesse Kennely is currently the Head Automotive Painter at Legendary Motorcar, one of Canada's top facilities for collector and specialty cars, while also dropping by the college to teach Auto Body level 1. Before that, he was an apprentice who came to Centennial College to study Auto Body and Collision Repair, and who'd go on to win skills competitions at the national level that would encourage him to change his plans into big dreams. Here's how we helped get him to where he is today.

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Piotr Mierzejewski stays ahead of the tech curve

It's important in the tech world to stay ahead of development, and learn universal skills that can be applied to all technology as it changes and advances. At Centennial College, we give these skills to successful people like Piotr Mierzejewski. He graduated Computer Programmer Analyst Co-op program in 2010, and went on to a successful career at IBM Canada, where he now works as a senior manager. When he's not helping innovate, he's giving his knowledge back to the college as a teacher. Here's how we set him up for success.

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Eight good reasons to enrol in Distance Learning

It's never too late to get a college education, and in today's job market, it can be a smart investment in your future to pick up new skills. But for many people, it's hard to make that leap, thanks to barriers in life that prevent them from making it to college to take classes. Luckily, Centennial College believes education is everyone's right, which is why we provide Distance Learning. The main idea behind distance education is letting you broaden your intellectual horizons without having to sacrifice your current life to do it. If you're thinking of continuing your education, here's a few reasons why Distance Learning could fit your needs.

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What happens when a professor goes viral?

Jessica Langer has been in education for a decade, and has just started at Centennial College as a full-time professor in our Public Relations program. Before that, though, she unexpectedly earned viral fame when she sent a thank-you note to her students, which would be picked up by websites like Buzzfeed, and spread around the internet. Here's what going viral was like for her, and how she plans to use it to help students in Centennial College's public relations programs.

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Akeem Raphael: A challenging road to musical success

Akeem Raphael was one of the first students to take the school's new Music Industry Arts and Performance program, and has been active in the college community during his time here, acting as a student ambassador, and becoming a vice president in the CCSAI. But before that, it was a long road getting to the school. While we helped make him feel welcome, some of the strength to continue began inside him. Here's his story.

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Five reasons why you should be making your own food in college

As your schooling continues, and you spend more and more time with your education, it's tempting to start living off cafeteria food and takeout. However, cooking doesn't have to be hard, and in the long run, it's better for you to learn it yourself, and start preparing your own meals. Here's some reasons why.

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The Back-To-School checklist

Well, hopefully you had a relaxing holiday break, and a happy new year, because tomorrow, a new semester begins. Are you ready to hit the ground running and tackle your college classes? Maybe this isn’t your first semester, and you know what you’re in for. Or maybe this is a winter start for you, and you’re diving into college for the first time. Either way, here’s a last-minute checklist so you can make sure you’ve got what you need.