The reason I chose these pieces is because they showed me a new lens to approach community engagement and how I can make an impact using my skills and knowledge, like in this episode in the podcast series "Student Engage" wherein they discuss a program called Connecting Circle in which international students partner with local businesses for design projects.
I'm always blown away by the depth and breadth of knowledge you can gain by listening to your peers from a faculty unlike your own, as explained by Teghan Acres in the video series "One Small Step", where she talks about finding inspiration and geting involved in activism outside the classroom.
I've learned ways to take better care of myself so I can be the best version I can be, which is the focus of this article by Health and Counselling about perfectionism and burnout.
I've found courage in other's experiences as they and I navigated the world of finding new opportunities. Melanie Yien's article on how she got an interview with Health Canada within 24 hours is a great example of how fast opportunity can strike.
While editing and managing our new content types, I've discovered new fields and worlds I hadn't considered before, like this video about discovering the eCo-op at the Charles Chang Institute for Entreneurship.
And most importantly, I've learned firsthand as a Lead Editor and Project Coordinator at the OLC, that the best learning happens when you step outside your comfort zone, as with this piece about leaving comfort zones.