After years of working dead-end jobs, I realized that I wanted more for myself. I knew that I wanted a career but was intimidated by the thought of returning to school after 15 years.
I chose Lambton College because it was close to home and offered a two-year program with a co-op work placement. I had finally struck gold after striking out for so many years.
I found success at Lambton College with the help of the genuinely caring staff and faculty. They really do want to see their students succeed. I was surprised at how easy it was to sit down with the program coordinator when I found myself overwhelmed with questions and concerns. It had never occurred to me that the staff would take time out of their busy day to speak with a prospective student, like myself.
The truth is, as I engaged myself with the resources offered by Lambton College, I gained a deep appreciation of the learning environment flourishing here.
Once classes had started and panic began to set in, I was relieved to see such a wide age range of students walking the halls. There's a sense of camaraderie here at Lambton College, it doesn't matter if you're fresh out of high school, or a mature student like myself. Lambton College is a small, tight-knit community, where everyone is eager to see you succeed.
After all, we're all working towards the same goal, graduation!
For me, the Tutoring & First Generation Services Department really made a difference. Having a quiet space to work on assignments with classmates, or individually, alongside the caring staff, has positively affected my grades. The staff offer support and encouragement to any student whose parents or legal guardians did not attend post-secondary, and even provide free tutoring! That level of support is unheard of at many other colleges.
I can't say enough great things about Lambton College's myCareer Centre. Any student that demonstrates financial need, has the opportunity to gain real-work experience on campus in a variety of departments. I was fortunate enough to earn a summer position relative to my program that has since opened so many doors to further my career. The consideration taken into creating a work schedule that's conducive to a student's learning path is unmatched! You just can't find that anywhere else.
Lambton College has given me amazing career opportunities, and aided in my development as a self-assured person with the right skills to succeed.
I can't wait for the day that my classmates and I take our walk across the stage to accept our diplomas!