NEW
STUDENT EXPERIENCE

Navigating your first year at NAIT is hard! NAIT is an incredible place to further your education but figuring out what to do, where to go, and how to get involved can be a challenge. Often upon graduation, students wish they did things a bit differently during their first year, our goal is to make sure you leave NAIT without any regrets!

NEW
STUDENT EXPERIENCE

Navigating your first year at NAIT is hard! NAIT is an incredible place to further your education but figuring out what to do, where to go, and how to get involved can be a challenge. Often upon graduation, students wish they did things a bit differently during their first year, our goal is to make sure you leave NAIT without any regrets!

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To help you make the most of your first year (either online or in person), join this self-led program to sample a little bit of everything NAIT has to offer, and have a chance to win some cool prizes! The New Student Experience is designed around key campus life themes and allows you to pick from over 2,000 different experiences over the course of the year, so you can decide exactly how you want to participate!

Themes include:

Orientation

Socials

Equity, diversity & inclusion

Environmental Sustainability

Career planning

Personal & professional development

Wellness

Volunteerism

Nait spirit

campus tour

self-reflection

Fun bonus activities

To complete the First-Year Experience, you’ll need to commit approximately 3 to 5 hours per month.

What’s in it for you?

All students who complete the First Year Experience will receive:

  • A limited-edition NAITSA swag item
  • Digital badges to showcase on your Milestone ePortfolio
  • Experiences will be included on your Ookslife.ca Involvement Record
  • Entry into monthly draws to win some sweet prizes

Completion Draw Prizes!

Complete the required tasks by the date below and be entered to win:

  • January 30 – Seat on Flee the Freeze Caribbean vacation (or $250 cash)
  • February 28- VIP experience at an Ooks Home Game (or $75 cash)
  • March 30- Ooks Life/NAIT pride swag bag (or $75 cash)
  • April 30 – Year-end celebration dinner at Ernest’s for you and three friends with a $300 tab (or $75 cash)

How do you get in on the action?

  1. Sign up on Ookslife.ca.
  2. Click your initial or picture in the top right corner, select “paths’ from the menu. Click around and explore the path.
  3. Participate and record your participation in the initiatives that speak to you most for each domain.
  4. Boom- you’re done and had an epic first year!

Additional notes:

  1. There is no cost to join the program, to access the New Student Experience, simply log into Ookslife.ca, click your initials or picture in the top right corner and then select “paths” from the menu. If you are enrolled in other paths, select “New Student Experience” from the drop-down menu.
  2. Once you complete the First-Year Experience path, your name will be automatically entered into the monthly completion prize draws. If you do not win, your name will be included in all future draws, until the path closes in April. You can only be chosen as a winner once and your name will be removed from future draws.

Email jensieben@nait.ca if you have any questions!