With so much to learn and experience in post-secondary, Trent University Greater Toronto Area hosted an inaugural event for first-year students to hear directly from professors about the importance and impact of academics at Trent Durham.
At 3-Minute Professor, hosted as part of Orientation Week events at the campus, professors took three minutes to summarize their programs, giving students the opportunity to learn more about courses offered outside of their chosen programs.
Professors and representatives from the Psychology, Anthropology, Business Administration, Child & Youth Studies, Communications, Computer Science, English, Gender & Social Justice, Philosophy, Policing & Community Well-being, and the Trent/Swansea Law and Arts/Business dual degree program shared their reasons for why students should engage in their subjects.
The event gave students information on programs offered on campus so they can explore various electives, streams, and specializations. Students heard of ways to learn from multiple departments throughout their time at Trent, including joint majors.
Professors and advisors emphasized the normalcy of non-linear paths for students as they make changes in their schedule, switch programs and majors, add minors, and explore different subjects.
The event also provided an opportunity for students to build connections with faculty and staff across the University and hear from academic advisors about resources and supports available on campus.
“We know when we talk to students, your number one ally in postsecondary is your faculty,” said Craig Cameron, academic & career advisor.