Welcome to York 2.0!

Posted by Kren on September 26, 2014

York 2.0

Hi all,

My name is Kren and welcome to my blog: York 2.0! I am currently in the 1-year consecutive Bachelor of Education program at York University. I am studying to be an Intermediate/Senior English and History teacher. I also attained my undergraduate degree at York University, and because I had such a positive experience here, I decided to pursue my teaching degree at York too.

When I think back to the first year of my undergrad, it humbles me to know how far I have come and how much opportunity I was presented with at York. As a commuter, I still found ways to stay involved on campus, from running student clubs to working at school. Finding a part-time job at York gave me the opportunity to work in a professional setting where I could apply my writing skills to gain work experience related to my English major.

University will not always be a walk in the park, but it’s an adventure that will help you grow in ways you’ve never imagined. There will be times when you will be stressed and exhausted and still have to push yourself to finish your readings or that paper due in the next few hours. Just remember to stay focused, and work hard because the effort you put into the next four years of your life will only end up benefitting you.

I’m looking forward to sharing my university experiences with you in the hope that I can help you along your journey. If there’s a certain topic you want me to cover, or advice about school, or questions about York from a student-centric perspective, I’ll be happy to share my opinions with you!

Kren

Kren
Kren

Two degrees, double the insight. Read up on Kren's combined student and alumni experience as she delves into her second degree at York U.

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  • Megan
    Megan

    Hi again, I’m glad you found my comment to be of some help. I think you will be really impressed by the tour, but if you have any other questions please let us know and we will definitely do our best to help! You can also tweet us @yorkustudents 🙂

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    bennettk

    This does 🙂 I was hoping to get a tour and fly down, I live in Nova Scotia so i would be living on campus which was why the comments about low school togetherness concerned me but thank you for your answering! Ill still be applying and try to come down and see the campus.

  • Megan
    Megan

    Hello! I’m sure Kren will provide an answer too but I couldn’t resisting commenting. For a university of 55,500+ I think we have amazing school spirit and a lot of unifying events throughout the year. York also has a great criminology program from what I’ve heard so I wouldn’t let what you hear dissuade you. Why don’t you consider booking a tour? That will give you an opportunity to see a bit of campus. You can even attend our Fall Campus Day (futurestudents.yorku.ca/fallcampusday) to get a better idea of how much spirit we have. Many other commuters benefit from joining one of our 400+ clubs, getting involved with their colleges (our schools programs are sorted into colleges for easier networking and access to resources), and participating in things like Pub Nights or campus-wide events.

    Hope this helps 🙂

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    bennettk

    People online often say Yorku has no spirit and is boring. I am planning to apply here and a few other places to take Criminology. York has always been my #1 choice but lately i am hearing a lot about how its not a spirit school and not a party school at all because its a commuter school? Since you have experience and were a commuter what are your thoughts on this? honestly. m