I definitely met a lot of people who changed my life and my views on just everything. Hey future Gryphons, my name is Tanya Broschinski. I’m Bachelor of Commerce in a major of Hospitality, Food and Tourism management. Last week was HFTM week, which was really crazy we had lots of events going on. We had smart serve certifications on Monday, Tuesday we had some panelists come in and talk about tourism. And Wednesday was a really big job expo. We had tons of employers there. Four Seasons was there, Fairmont, Mariott, A&W was there. They were giving out free root beer, it was really cute. I know a lot of my friends got jobs right on the spot. I highly recommend coming out, especially as a first year for summer jobs. Over the summer, I was able to come in and tour the university. And they had a business night where students in business were able to come in and meet teachers in their specific major. So I actually went to the night. I suggest that to anyone. New York was amazing. There was a lot to do. We explored this little breakfast shop. I went to go see Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. A lot of people on the trip I had never met before, and we stayed in a hostel so even the environment it was really welcoming. And we got to meet a lot of awesome people. Anyone coming into first year, you guys can come on the New York trip next year. I love being a part of it, honestly. It’s great for mentorship too. Meeting a lot of older students, they can give you a lot of tips and tricks on how to do you classes and the best way to succeed. I think the importance of involvement. Especially when it comes to getting a job in the future you really want to have that involvement within clubs student associations, even volunteer work. You meet lots of people it’s a great way to network. We came second. We lost to a group of post grad students. So they were all a lot bigger than us, we were all first years. So I think it was a little bit unfair. Yeah, my team was great. We had 20 people on the team and only like 4 people came out to every game. So Bubble Soccer was last semester. Now, I’m on 2 indoor soccer teams and a volleyball team. Balance is definitely hard. That’s something I still kind of struggle with. I do still have a huge fear of missing out. Time management is a big thing. I’m just kind of playing around with that and learning about how to manage my time. In March, I’m going to Montreal with HTCC. So it’s the Hospitality and Tourism Case Competition. So you get a case, and you have a set amount of time to make a presentation and you present it in front of a panelist of judges. In 2019, HTCC will actually be hosted here in Guelph. And I’m going to be helping plan it, so I have to get panelists and sponsors and everything for that. So that’ll be really fun. Next year, look out for HTCC! Sleep is really important. I would never compensate like staying up till 4 in the morning studying instead of sleeping. Get involved. There’s so much to do, and there’ so many organizations that need help. Be sort of picky about who you hang out with, too. If your friends aren’t making you feel good about yourself, then find a new group of people. Because during university, you don’t want to waste that time with people who don’t really care about you.