COVID-19 has changed the post-secondary world, but there is benefit in seeing the positive impacts it has enabled. One of the common themes heard is that the beginning of COVID-19 was the end of normalcy and with that comes a period of mourning. A recent article on CTV News highlights the loss of normalcy amid the pandemic.
As students, it is important to wonder how the delivery of education will alter and change once it passes. Some questions to ponder include, will online courses be the new norm? Will we see fewer classroom-based activities because of social distancing? And will the overall educational system that we once knew change forever?
Either way, it is a challenging time for students as we may be unable to find summer work and graduating students face uncertainty in a shrinking job market.
So, where do we go from here? Students are the face of the economy’s future — let’s remember that our network and future employers will look to us to provide the knowledge and know-how regarding technology and online advances. Let’s take this time to grow, learn, lead and challenge ourselves to be the best we can be in the face of economic hardship and adversity. By taking this approach, you can better position yourself at the head of the pack to take on your next endeavor in career/education with positivity, openness, and a can-do attitude.
By Timothy Rose
CPRS Calgary Student Member
Diploma in Public Relations, University of Victoria, 2019