On Point & On Time: Leaving RDC - Make a successful transition

Date Posted: February 6, 2014

I’ve been having anxieties about the future recently.

The fear of leaving RDC has been throwing me off but after having a good ol’ conversation with some RDC Alumni, moving on after RDC isn’t that bad after all.

I thought it would awesome to share some of the things I’ve heard that make it an easier transition from Red Deer College to moving on to the next step. 

The Wisdom
• It’s never too early to prepare for upcoming events. I remember during the first winter season I was able to drive. I procrastinated for months, dithering back and forth if I should replace my tires.

Let me tell you driving with summer tires on a sketchy slippery road is not fun. You will either get into an accident or die of heart attack trying to avoid getting into an accident.

Moral of the story, don’t procrastinate. Plan ahead. If you don’t know what to do, Google is your best bet.

• As we all work our way to moving on, each of us needs to make sure we know how to cook and buy groceries. I’m still learning how to do this stuff. There’s a big chance that I’ll probably live off noodles or fast food. Last week, I was given the task to cook bacon and I burnt it. Almost set the house on fire. I wish this was a joke but unfortunately it did happen.

• I’ve also been told it’s okay to ask for help when needed. Regardless of how old we are, we still don’t know that answer to everything. Heck, even Albert Einstein didn’t know everything.

• Networking is also important, make sure that while you’re still at RDC to have a chat with your instructors, your coaches, your mentors or your peers! They can guide you along the way and may provide you with great information for anything you might need answered.

The Students’ Association provides great opportunities for those looking to take an active role in their post-secondary education. The SA represents the students of RDC and is the voice to Administration, the City, and the provincial government. If you are interested in growing your network by being part of the student governance, please do not hesitate to contact any of the current student executives!

Remember, it’s not just about the books. It’s about the experiences you had while at RDC that you’ll remember in the next 10 years!


Article Author: Martin Cruz, SA President

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