Best Kept Secrets Revealed!

Posted by Sunera on November 18, 2013

On-board to York

First Day of York U?…Optimize Your Experience! 

By now, I have been pretty involved on campus. One of the first things I did was find on-campus employment, and then joined a club. There are over 300 clubs and organizations at York so naturally it wasn’t an easy choice to decide which club I wanted to join. Once I came to know of the organization for my program; Work and Labour Studies Student Association (WLSSA), it made my decision a lot easier. Feel free to visit YUConnect to learn more about the student clubs and organization at York. You don’t have to join an organization from your major, you can be a part of any club you like.

What are some of the advantages to joining a club?

  • Build your co-curricular record.
  • Meet new people.
  • Network.
  • Learn more about your field.
  • Make friends.

On October 3, I had a chance to meet the club members at the first meet and greet event. This was a chance to meet other members and the executive team of WLSSA. The event took place in the Mac Lounge. Pizza was served and prizes were also given out. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. If you are thinking of joining us at York University, I can reassure you after this experience that you don’t need to worry about making friends. Check out the event photo gallery below.

So, the day has finally arrived… and it’s your first day at York U! 🙂 Perhaps, you’ll be joining us from another county, from another province, as a mature student, or straight from high school. What is the best way you can expand your social circle, mingle with your peers, and optimize your York U experience? Here are some ideas that can help!

The secret is….(Drum roll please!) Okay, the truth is there is no secret. Being pro-active can take you a long way!

If you have other suggestions; please do tell in the comments below! How do you plan on getting involved as a student? Are you thinking of joining an organization, and if so what interests you?

Bon Voyage till next time!




Sunera graduated from York University in May, 2016 with an Honours BA in Work and Labour Studies.

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  • Megan

    I think you nailed it – being pro active is really the best thing that any incoming student can do for themselves. And don’t be afraid or bored towards attending academic orientation or frosh either because both of those give you an immense boost in your academic career – one gives a great foundation of information about your degree and how university will work for you and the other sets up you with amazing social support!

    Great job Sunera 🙂