Conestoga news

May 3, 2011 11:30 AM

It's not too late to apply...

As we head into March break you may be saying to yourself, “I’ve got lots of time to make my final decision.” The May 1 acceptance deadline for oversubscribed programs at Ontario colleges is right around the corner. Although to some it’s still 6 weeks away, to others it’s not enough time to make such an important decision. Here are a few more thoughts to ponder as you move closer to making the big decision.

Did you know…that Conestoga has liaison contacts at Research In Motion? Marco Nogueira is currently a fourth-year student in the Bachelor of Applied Technology - Integrated Telecommunication and Computer Technologies (ITCT) program at Conestoga. Marco says that his experience at Conestoga has been more rewarding than he could ever have imagined. He has enjoyed two successful co-op terms at Research In Motion as a Radio Firmware Developer, applying the hard skills he acquired through the ITCT degree program. Currently, Marco is a RIM Campus Ambassador at Conestoga. In this role, he has expanded his soft skills by acting as the liaison between Conestoga students and the RIM Campus Recruitment team. He is responsible for promoting RIM as the employer of choice for Conestoga co-op students and new graduates. Marco is now looking forward to the successful completion of his degree studies in August 2011.

Did you know…that co-op opportunities can give you a foot in the door with various organizations? Many companies use co-op placements as a recruiting tool. A great example of this is a Conestoga graduate from the Bachelor of Applied Technology - Integrated Telecommunication and Computer Technologies (ITCT) program. Brian Cole, an ITCT graduate in 2008, is an Electronics Systems Technologist with the Canadian Coast Guard, based out of Sarnia, Ontario. Brian installs and maintains electronics on Coast Guard Vessels as well as radio transmitter sites across Southwestern Ontario. The equipment he works on includes everything from computer networks to radar navigation systems. Brian had four different co-op placements while he was in the ITCT program and found the right fit with the Coast Guard on his final co-op term. When asked if he had any advice for prospective students, he said that “Conestoga provided the complete skill-set required to design, build and troubleshoot any electronic system that I could possibly conceive.” Through his hard work, Brian made the most out of his opportunity by being hired on full-time with the Coast Guard.

Did you know…that Conestoga now offers a four year Bachelor of Interior Design? This unique program in architecture and interior design offers studies of the built environment from the perspective of interior design and relies heavily on project-based learning. Studies include colour, texture, acoustics, finishes, furnishings, illumination, contracts and other aspects of design that address aesthetic, comfort and functional requirements. A portfolio and interview are required for admittance.

Did you know…that Conestoga now offers Physics for Architectural Studies? If you are missing your high school physics credit and would like to study Architecture - Project and Facility Management or Interior Design, this course provides the necessary background in physics to ensure success in Conestoga’s Architecture degree programs. Topics covered include motion, gravity, energy and thermal physics, electrical, gravitational and magnetic fields, and the wave nature of sound and light. Don’t delay in signing up! Classes start April 19 and run every Tuesday and Thursday night until June 9.

As well as the programs highlighted above, Conestoga has a number of other degree, diploma and certificate programs that still have openings for a Fall 2011 start. Click here to find the right fit for your future. Still looking for more information on your program of choice or unsure of what to take? Be sure to check out Explore Conestoga. Faculty will be on hand to answer your questions and give insight into their programs. Don’t miss this opportunity to also take a campus tour.