Anonymous asked: Which residence would be best for a first year arts and business student ?
Hi! As an Arts and Business student myself, I lived at Ron Eydt Village (REV) because they offer a living-learning community (LLC). It was great because there were lots of other students on your floor who are also in Arts and Business, so there’s always people around you who have many of the same classes. You’ll be in an extra supportive environment, and in addition to having your peers nearby, you’ll also have a peer leader. A peer leader is an upper year Arts and Business student who has taken similar courses and can provide lots of academic resources and knowledge. They’ll also set up events like study and info sessions, and meet and greets with professors. I loved my experience at REV and would recommend the living-learning community to any Arts and Business student!
Anonymous asked: Thank you for answering that previous question it really helped! And what kinds of jobs can you get with arts and business? (legal studies)
Being such a versatile program, there are lots of different jobs you can get with Arts and Business. For Legal Studies specifically, I’ve seen job opportunities at law firms, consulting firms and jobs at various levels of the government.
I’m a third year Arts and Business co-op student majoring in Political Science, and so far I’ve worked for a government relations firm in Toronto and for the admissions department of Leysin American School, a boarding school in Switzerland. Both jobs provided me with excellent experiences and learning opportunities.
Remember to stay open about where you think you want to work; the co-op program will give you plenty of chances to experience different kinds of jobs, work environments and the opportunity to acquire skills you didn’t even know you could!
Anonymous asked: Hi, what can I expect my upper year tuition fees and expenses to be for the Arts and Business co-op program?
Check out this link from Waterloo’s finance department. It gives you a breakdown of fees based on program and year, so take a look at the Arts Co-op chart.
Also, if you choose to live in a house or apartment after residence, you should make sure to take into consideration living expenses. When I first moved out of residence and into a house with my friends, I noticed that there were more expenses I had to pay attention to – like internet and hydro. Keeping track of your monthly expenses will keep you up to date and prevent you from feeling overwhelmed.
Anonymous asked: Is it hard to achieve a high gpa in Arts and Business? compared to other schools?
Based on my own experiences as a student, it’s not hard to get high grades in Arts and Business. Going to class and asking questions is a key factor; reading from textbooks and lecture slides won’t cover everything.
There are also a lot of free tutoring options and study sessions for many of the first year Arts and Business classes. I haven’t studied at other schools so I can’t make a comparison. I hope that helps!
Welcome to the Arts Lecture Hall (AL)! During your first year, you’ll most likely be attending a class in one of the four huge lecture halls in this building, the largest of which seat 350. You’re not going to have a hard time finding a spot in here!
In addition to these spacious chambers of higher education, you’ll also find the Arts Student Union (link) in the Arts Lecture Hall. It’s a great place to grab a snack and relax on the couch before your lectures.
Need quick internet access but forgot your laptop? The Arts Lecture Hall has that covered too: the computer stations here are free for all students to use. The area makes a great alternative study space when the libraries are full, making this a main hub for Arts students to gather.
For more photos of the Arts Lecture Hall, click the link to go on a virtual tour:
From the Student Success office
Do your part and send in photos of any nests that were missed :)