Monday, November 11, 2013

Need a Nap at Humber?

Have you ever been so tired of school assignments and difficult group members that you feel like you need a nap? Well I know I have those moments at Humber, where all I want to do is close my eyes and fall asleep for a while and wake up fresh for the busy day ahead.

I’ll let you know of some great napping spots that I have found over my 2 years at Humber. The most commonly thought about spots to nap are usually the library and of course in the back of classroom when your professor is speaking. But those places won’t work simply because Humber classrooms aren’t large enough for you to do that - your professor will easily see you - and the library is much more difficult as there are too many students making noise for you to sleep.

So you’re probably wondering where are the best places to sleep? Well it all depends on the time of day and how far you are willing to walk to get a quick nap. If you’re at school in the morning between 8-10 a.m., it is a bit difficult to pinpoint the best place. Right above the cafeteria is usually used for group projects but it is a perfect place to take a quick nap. There are also empty classrooms all around Humber at different times of the day but usually the D, E and H areas have plenty of empty classrooms.

I am not advising anyone to go to school to nap but if you’re tired at any point and need a quick nap to re-energize your mind and body so you can be a better student, then by all means, take a nap!

Hopefully these tips and locations, will help you!

Monday, October 28, 2013

What is OCMC

In business, like in every other aspect of life there are so my acronyms that it begins to get hard to keep track of what each acronym stands for.  Acronyms can come from anywhere; you use them all the time in conversations with friends TTYL, LOL, and LMAO. In business there are many different acronyms as well such as; GDP, PPP, GNI, and the list can go on! But the one I will be focusing on is one that it is important to Humber and marketing students in Ontario.

OCMC which stands for Ontario College’s Marketing Competition, OCMC consist of various competition formats such as quiz bowl where competitors are asked various marketing definitions. As well as a case analysis exists where each competitor looks at a case and tries to define the problem and come up with various solutions to that problem. It seems to me that not too many people outside of the marketing world, are aware of how much of a big deal it is to be apart of or compete in OCMC. Just picture all the best marketing students in Ontario competing with each other.

For business it’s a perfect opportunity to pick out the next Steve Jobs or the next person to have that million-dollar idea. It is important for OCMC to continue and to get the message across of how important it is for students to try out and participate in OCMC.

It is also an enjoyable experience to compete with other great marketing students! It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to both the team as well as to yourself, to put in the effort and long hours of reading, preparing as well as practising to become a great OCMC competitior.

I am looking forward to the OCMC, I will be competing in the case study analysis for retail I hope everyone will wish me luck as I prepare for the challenges a head!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

What Can Happen in a Humber Minute?

Tuesday they are giving away popcorn and on Thursday you can play PS3 in the concourse. That’s crazy right? Well that’s Humber for you, always having something new and fun planned for students as they go through their day. You just never know what you’re going to see next when you walk by HSF (Humber Student Federation) stand right in front of the bookstore one day you can see fake beer pong and then another day they’re giving away free popcorn.

There is never a dull moment at Humber. As soon as you think, “finally we have a break from HSF” BAM, in your face is a new activity coming up or something that you might be interested in doing. Right away you can get flyers that will inform you of any pub nights and as well as when they are giving away free breakfast to students.

HSF will also let you know of the great places to hang out when you want to just relax with friends. They will point you to the direction of the Linx pub and of course the Games Room. I can not begin to tell you how many times I had to run through the halls of Humber, which can be extremely difficult during peak times, to make sure I wasn’t late for class. You can get a little carried away. It’s a great atmosphere to hang out with friends and meet new ones as well.

Humber is an exciting and diverse college there is always something happening as well as something for everyone to do.

You never know what will happen next!!