Olivia Anderson looks forward to sharing information about Fleming College with prospective students after she completed two programs at the college. Olivia was hired by Student Recruitment to work as a Grad Recruiter, travellingÂ the province speaking to a variety of audiences about Fleming programs, services and facilities.
â€śI am really looking forward to meeting students interested in the Nursing program, and sharing my experience and advice with them on things I wish I had known before I started the program,â€ť said Olivia, who took Flemingâ€™s (what is now called the) Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas (2015), which led her to the Practical Nursing program (2017). â€śHopefully I can make their transition into college an easier and more enjoyable experience.â€ť
Olivia has wanted to be a Grad Recruiter since last year, when she saw Fleming College Facebook Page posts on the 2016 Grad Recruiters, Emily, Kyle and Kelly, and their adventures that fall.
â€śThe idea of traveling Ontario, meeting perspective students and sharing my Fleming experience with them seems like an absolute blast to me,â€ť she said. â€śI love Fleming, so Iâ€™m excited to inspire other students to come here and make the most of their college experience.â€ť
One of the things Olivia loves most about Fleming College is the close-knit community. â€śI canâ€™t walk through the halls without seeing someone I know and stopping for a quick chat. Everyone is very friendly here and it makes this campus a very enjoyable place to be,â€ť she said. â€śThe faculty here truly care about your success here and want to get to know you as more than just a number.â€ť
Olivia also loves living in Peterborough, which she describes as having all of the amenities of a city but with a laid-back, natural environment. Her favourite spot on campus is the Student Administrative Council office, which has a beautiful view of the forest. â€śIt also has a constant flow of people, so you can meet some very interesting people from many of the different programs in the school,â€ť she added.
The best thing Olivia learned from Fleming College, she said, was that there is more to life than academics. â€śWhich sounds funny since I learned this while attending an academic institution,â€ť she said. â€śThe opportunity to volunteer, travel, organize student events, be a voice for students, be a part of committees and more has taught me things no book could ever describe. I have learned many unteachable life skills through my experiences at Fleming, most of which took place outside of the classroom.â€ť