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Trent in Oshawa: Host to New Opportunities

Dozens of students with their sights on the future visited Trent in Oshawa for the Open House and Academic Advising Fair on March 18. The event provided an opportunity for prospective students and their families to learn more about academic programs and services, as well as student life. The Academic Advising Fair saw current students meet with academic advisors to discuss everything from next year's courses to career paths.

Trent in Oshawa is host to a distinguished learning environment on the campus of Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Academic displays covered a range of offerings, including anthropology, computer science, english literature and history. Meanwhile, students had the opportunity to learn more about the Trent International Program (TIP), financial aid and the Peer Mentoring Program.

"As students, we're able to give our input to other students," says Amber Ashton, a peer mentor, noting the program covers academic mentoring and student life mentoring. "Students can get help with time management and exam preparation as well as assistance finding their way around and getting involved."

The peer mentors were also on hand to share their own Trent in Oshawa experiences.

"The professors are so approachable here," says Oliver Cooper, peer mentor, adding students range in age and have a variety of life experience. "It's a nice eclectic mix…it's warm and friendly."

Nicole Downes was at the Open House looking to learn more about history at Trent in Oshawa. She lives is Ajax, and has an affinity for Trent, but is thinking she would like to stay closer to home for first year.

"It's most helpful to talk to professors, I was looking for some clarification about what is offered here," said Ms. Downes. "I like Trent… it has a great aura about it."

Ms. Downes had the opportunity to talk to history professor Jennine Hurl-Eamon about course offerings and academic life, in general.

The March 19 Tour Day at the Symons Campus wrapped up a week full of activity at Trent University. More than 1,200 visitors attended March Break Open Houses at the main campus on March 16 and 17.

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