Conner Lapointe

Conner Lapointe
Conner Lapointe

Hometown: Saskatoon, SK
Program: Instrumentation Engineering Technology – Diploma

Before Conner started the Instrumentation Engineering Technology program, he had to complete a few prerequisites in the Adult Education program.

"It was really good for me because I could work full time and still take classes at night. The transition to post-secondary was seamless, thanks to Sask Polytech," says Conner.

Conner, a Métis individual, says one of the best parts of attending Sask Polytech is the friendships he's been able to build with his classmates.

"In most cases, the people you start the program with will be with you until graduation, this allows you to create some great relationships ... I have met people from different backgrounds and got to share experiences with some great people," he says.

When he reflects on his time at Sask Polytech, Conner says some of the most important lessons he's learned is to appreciate the low times as much as the high times.

"You can't enjoy the happy times unless you've felt the lows," he says. "Mistakes will be made but if you learn from them it will only make you a better person."

As Conner moves on from school, his primary career goal is pretty simple, and pretty important: find a job that will have a positive impact on the well-being of the world.

"If I can go home every night knowing what I did that day helped in any way, small or big, I will be happy," he says.