My Experience with Online Education
Hello! My name is Logan, and I am a Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics
(minor) student at the University of Guelph. This is my first semester being a
part of the ESSCO team. I am a member of the Online and Distance Education Working Group.
Engineering has a heavy workload, demanding courses, long hours, and takes
perseverance and commitment. Even though all of this is true, making
connections and forming a support system for yourself makes it much more
manageable and fun of an experience. Most Universities within Ontario have
lots of extracurriculars available to students, and the SOE does too.
In my first year, I got involved in WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering, Guelph
Chapter), and now I am the VP! I am also an Engineering Peer Helper for the
University of Guelph, a Big Sister/Little Sister Female Engineering mentor, and
a working group member for the Online and Distant Education Team for
ESSCO. I was able to join these things based on recommendations from
friends and advertisements from the SOE at the University of Guelph within
the past three years.
This year, I can understand how people find it more challenging to meet people and get involved in extracurriculars with everything being online. This year, I am even more involved than last year, with everything being virtual from my own personal experience. Meeting virtually, hosting online events, and staying connected with these extracurriculars have given me the chance to remain connected, meet new students, and work on projects I enjoy with fellow Engineering Students. With everything being virtual in the Winter2021 semester, I would highly recommend over the winter break
looking online and through ENGGSOC emails and social media and trying to
find extracurriculars to help you get involved. These extracurriculars are fun
things that can help add something more than just class online to your Winter
2021 semester, all while meeting new students with similar interests in similar programs.