Engineering, Class of 2024


5 steps to self-discipline in difficult times

Liyi, Engineering, Class of 2024 - Mar 12, 2021

I recently listened to Rob Dial’s podcast “The 5 Steps to Be More Self-Disciplined.” In the recording, Rob discusses his own journey toward self-discipline. He has some useful tips, so if you don’t have time to listen, check out my edited version.

A Little Goes A Long Way

Liyi, Engineering, Class of 2024 - Jan 25, 2022

I always tell the first years from my Orientation group that university is all about learning about ourselves and finding what makes us feel the best.

Apps for time management and notetaking

Liyi, Engineering, Class of 2024 - Jan 13, 2021

At the time, I had some agendas and a daily to-do list, but I never found my perfect way to organize. I think I’ve found it now. Recently I discovered Notion, an app you can customize to fit your scheduling needs.

Beating burnout as the semester ends

Liyi, Engineering, Class of 2024 - Dec 01, 2021

I completed my last midterm on the penultimate Friday of November. Finals are barely days away. I know that these weeks right now are the perfect ingredients for burnout and loss of motivation – we want to stay in bed all day because of the cold.

Beating your inner snooze button

Liyi, Engineering, Class of 2024 - Nov 03, 2021

I recently watched a TED Talk by Mel Robbins called “How to stop screwing yourself over.” I wanted to share some of the things I learned with you so that you can get what you really want out of your studies.

Bouncing back from a mistake

Liyi, Engineering, Class of 2024 - Oct 13, 2021

That doesn’t mean I am a perfect student. I am constantly making mistakes, just like everyone else. I felt the urge to talk about this issue after I clean forgot to submit one of my assignments; it just completely slipped my mind.

Can I Catch Up Fast?

Liyi, Engineering, Class of 2024 - Feb 10, 2022

There have been many things going on in my life: I’m busy mentoring, starting a new club, applying for internships, participating in my other non-profit organizations, and just trying to keep up with school. It’s a lot!

Cs get degrees, but what do you really want from university?

Liyi, Engineering, Class of 2024 - Dec 16, 2020

I cannot afford to drop any balls at this crucial time. That, in itself, is complicated. The pressure I feel right now is astounding, and I’m not sure how to know when to stop studying and pushing myself.

Efficient Study: Two Weeks and Counting

Liyi, Engineering, Class of 2024 - Sep 21, 2021

I find that being on campus naturally subdues my procrastination. Living on campus helps me have a study mindset that was difficult to get into when I was learning from home last year.

Exams are important, but so are you

Liyi, Engineering, Class of 2024 - Dec 10, 2021

I have five exams. After those five exams are over, I can go home and relax with my friends and family. In the time between now and that car ride back home to Guelph, I am trying my hardest to hold myself together.

Getting excited and learning to drop the ball

Liyi, Engineering, Class of 2024 - Nov 13, 2020

Whenever people ask me, “Hey, how’s school going?” it is always difficult to explain how I am feeling. My go-to answer is, “It’s busy. It’s so busy, but I’m having a lot of fun.” That statement is technically true, but...

How can it all fall into place?

Liyi, Engineering, Class of 2024 - Jan 10, 2022

Since it’s now 2022 and a new year, I’ve asked and been asked about new year resolutions. For me, staying on top of my health and tasks and better prioritizing my time are key.