Welcome from the Dean

I am delighted to wish you well as you explore this new open textbook in your Strategies for Success or College Orientation and Success class at Fanshawe College. This is a foundational course to set you on the right path for college success.

At Fanshawe College, we want you to have a meaningful and rewarding college experience that leads to your chosen career. This resource will help you reflect on your goals and identify resources to help you meet them. It is not always easy to start something new. Coming to college means new friends, new experiences, perhaps a new living situation or city, new life expectations.

We believe that you can do this and if you ever feel that you cannot, reach out to someone who can help. You will be learning about the many supports available to you at the college in this course and through this guide.

The famous poet E.E. Cummings once said: “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
I wish you luck on this journey.

Mary Pierce
Dean, Faculty of Business, Information Technology and Part-time Studies
Fanshawe College



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