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nicolette kuntz

Presentations

Economics and

University of Calgary

Faculty of Arts

Hospitality Management

SAIT

School of Hospitality and Tourism

why i joined youth advancement society

I joined Youth Advancement Society because the program really helped me answer a lot of questions about university in high school. And now, I want to give back.

WHY I CHOSE MY PROGRAM

The main reason I chose my program for university was because I didn't know what to do, but had done a lot of the economics prerequisites at the end of my first semester so just chose to pursue it. I didn't have a lot of drive or motivation for anything my first semester, so i just went with the flow and tried to get good grades. By the end of second semester my grades were slipping and quarantine had been taking its toll, so I withdrew and have been taking break since then. In the summer, my employer offered me the Hotel Manager position when the previous one left, under the condition that I start a Management program which I will be starting in the Winter semester.

FUN FACTS ABOUT ME

  • I’ve changed my major four times.

  • I have two dogs. 

  • I didn't know what any of my grades were when I applied to university.

MY BEST TIPS & ADVICE FOR STUDENTS

  • Consider taking a break. You don't have to go to post-secondary right after high school. Sometimes, it's better to take a break.

  • Take easy classes. Take the easiest classes you can do while fulfilling general requirements.

  • University professors will surprise you. Your future professors are nothing like high school teachers talk about.