Alaura Joplingâ€™s post-secondary journey did not start with Fleming College, which is why she decided to become a Grad Recruiter with Student Recruitment.
â€śI want to educate and inspire the young students who are starting to apply to post-secondary because, had I known then what I know now, my journey would have a completely different beginning,â€ť said Alaura.
After graduating from high school, Alaura entered university, which she describes as very large and made her feel like a â€śnumber.â€ť Although she did enjoy the social aspect, she struggled academically at university.
â€śWhen I got to Fleming, it was the polar opposite,â€ť said Alaura, who took the Business Administration â€“ Marketing program. â€śMy favourite thing about Fleming is that class sizes are around thirty students; faculty know you by name and even get to know you as not only a student, but as a future business person. They want you to succeed– not only in your future career, but in life.â€ť
At Fleming, Alaura said she learned about her field of study, gained hands-on experience through assignments and her Applied Project with the Innovation Cluster, and grew as a person while exploring her strengths and weaknesses.
She said her favourite spot on campus is the library, which she started using after realizing most of her classmates were studying there.
â€śI knew that if I really wanted to succeed, I needed to be a part of this group,â€ť she said. â€śI went there almost every day– before classes, after classes and even on my days off. The atmosphere was perfect. We would study together, quiz one-another and even teach one another.â€ť
She feels Fleming really does live up to the promise of â€śLearn, Belong, Become,â€ť and thanks everyone in the Fleming community who helped her succeed.
â€śAfter having that first negative post-secondary experience, I wasnâ€™t sure that I was going to succeed. Fleming taught me how to be confident again; how to use my own uniqueness and skills in the field, and how it would set me apart from others. I learned the best way to be me and that truly is the best outcome I could have hoped for,â€ť she said. â€śThe best thing I learned while attending Fleming was that I am capable, I am intelligent, and I can â€“ and am going to â€“ succeed.â€ť