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15 tips to help calm your college nerves

Written by Jasmyn Solberg on August 22, 2019

Feeling nervous and excited go hand-in-hand when starting college. It’s almost like it’s a requirement before you start.We'll let you in on a secret: the thing about nerves and excitement is that everyone feels them. Literally, everyone that you walk passed in the hallways on campus the first week will be feeling the exact same way as you. And we promise that the moment you step on campus, your...

Your first week of college: 8 things you need to know

Written by Jasmyn Solberg on August 7, 2019

Starting college can be a whirlwind of emotions and new experiences. You're talking to new people, learning new names, sitting in different classes, and wandering around in a new space. It can be a lot going on at once, but we don't want you to be stressed. That's why we've made things a little easier and outlined key items you need to know. Here are 8 things you need to know for your first...

Going back to college as a 31-year-old: My three greatest fears

Written by Josh Hauta on June 12, 2019

When I walked out of Red Deer College in the Spring of 2011, I thought my post-secondary days were behind me forever. After all, I was now a Journeyman Electrician destined to make great money in the oilfield until it was time to retire. Why would I ever go back to school? My path was set, and I had escaped trade school with no debt and a wealth of job offers.  Well, simply put, the...

Everything you need to know for Convocation

Written by Jasmyn Solberg on June 4, 2019

Can you believe it? Convocation is this week! All of the assignments, group projects, exams, all-nighters, and study groups have been leading up to this one moment. Cue your excitement!  To help make sure you have the best day ever, here's all of the logistics that you need to know as a graduate crossing the stage this year. 1. There are two ceremonies - one in the morning and one...

5 things I wish I knew as a first-year student

Written by Hayley Moritz, RDC Student on May 31, 2019

Convocation is fast approaching with only one week until hundreds of Red Deer College students cross the stage at RDC’s 55th Convocation ceremony.Graduating is exciting and nerve-wrecking. Your responsibilities are about to change. No longer will life be about handing in assignments, writing final exams, figuring out random class schedules, and spending way too much money at Tim Hortons,...

11 tips to help you survive your final exams

Written by Jasmyn Solberg on April 22, 2019

Final exams: they’re inevitable. For so long they are marked on your calendar and you think they’re a lifetime away, until they’re not. Well, we’re here to let you know that they creeped up quicker than we all thought. To help you survive your final exams, we’ve put together a list of tips and tricks.The night before:1. Know your exam schedule. Your exam schedule is...

Best practices: a student volunteer perspective from the Canada Winter Games

Written by Brent Forster on February 26, 2019

Shae Best
When Shae Best, a first-year student-athlete on the RDC Queens Basketball team, was presented with the opportunity to become involved in the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, she didn’t hesitate to take part in the once-in-a-lifetime moment.Best’s position with the Games coordinates with her academic program at Red Deer College.“I am helping administer the athletes if they need to use the...

Full circle with Kings Volleyball

Written by Brent Forster on February 14, 2019

Schulha and Hansen built Kings Volleyball to the most winning program in the CCAA.
Schulha adds Hansen in championship yearThe names Aaron Schulha and Keith Hansen are synonymous with the winning tradition of Red Deer College Kings Volleyball. As former student-athletes and then coaches, the RDC alumni have both played prominent roles in the Kings’ 13 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Men’s Volleyball National Championships, the most in the nationTogether, they...

Continuing the legacy

Written by Brent Forster on January 30, 2019

Ben's Reason: Legacy
When Ben Holmes was introduced to volleyball in middle school, he discovered his passion. “I first started playing volleyball in grade 7,” he explains. “I used to play football before that but after my first volleyball camp, I became hooked.”At a young age, Ben started following volleyball at Red Deer College and his idols on the court turned into mentors. “I lived in Red Deer my whole life, and...

Alumna pride in RDC’s impact

Written by Brent Forster on January 28, 2019

Suze's blog - pride
After Spruce View’s Suze Vanderlinde graduated from Red Deer College and the Queens Hockey program in 2017, the positive impact that those experiences have had on the former student-athlete’s life bring her a sense of pride that remains strong.“RDC is the foundation of who I became as a person,” says Suze, reflecting on all aspects of her four years at the College, including many hours studying,...