Society & Culture
Transitioning from high school is a major challenge on many levels. How are you faring?
University life may come with a lot of soul-rattling firsts. First time away from home. First time you have to pay bills. First time you’ve had to make friends at a school with 150 buildings that cover 50 city blocks. (And maybe English isn’t your first language.) First time your parents can’t legally see your grades.
Bottom line: you’re embarking on a tectonic life change when joining the University of Alberta, and it’s important to be aware of that fact. Why? Because the wider open your eyes are to the challenges you’re encountering, the better you’ll be able to adapt, said Troy Janzen, a psychologist and an adjunct assistant professor at the UAlberta’s School and Clinical Child Psychology Program.Get a handle on your emotions early!
If you experience anxiety, sadness or loneliness that is not going away, reach out ...Read more from this release