Featured Member: Nevada Smith

Full name: Nevada Smith

Alternate and way more accurate name: Powerlifting BEAST

These are a few of my favourite things:

  • Softball
  • Coaching
  • Powerlifting

Nevada Smith, representing the University of Regina, has officially been working as a recruitment officer for the U of R for two years. This girl can only be described as driven, and her consistent hardworking attitude and positive nature is downright contagious for those surrounding her!

To start, Nevada is a powerlifter… and I’m not just talking casually-dabbles-in-the-sport powerlifter, but full-fledged-competes-at-westerns-level powerlifter. She is the real deal, and is a mighty force to be reckoned with! Despite this, she has a balanced approach to life, saying that if she never had to sleep, connecting with family and friends would be high up on her priority list. One neat tidbit: something that really impacted Nevada was told to her by her history teacher in high school: “History is written by the winners”. While she recognized that this wasn’t something that really impacted her career decisions or education, it changed the way she critically viewed the world, and challenged how she thought in everyday life.

Additionally, Nevada has the best advice when choosing a future career, saying that regardless of what career you want, it has to fit you, even if it means sacrificing this ideal. She states that when she was in high school she “wanted to be in the RCMP. After gaining a bit more life experience, I realized that the RCMP lifestyle just wasn’t the best fit for me, and I changed my major, considered different options, and went an entirely different route”. Ultimately, Nevada is still fulfilling her passion of helping others but in a way that honours the core of who she is; a critical lesson to share!


Even though I am over a half a Century old, I have been inspired by the group to go for higher education. I have applied to the University of Regina and I got accepted. I plan on taking classes there and there and I pray and hope I will be successful to obtain two more degrees before I reach age 55. I want to be a role model for the students, my family, and the community. Before retiring I will tackle Masters.

Jimmy Charles
Stanley Mission Rhoda Hardlotte Memorial High School

I really appreciate the SUTIL group and connections of associate members.  This makes planning a career day so much easier.  Thank you!

Shelly Fransoo
John Paul II Collegiate

Great Opportunity to allow students and parents to get the information from the institutions themselves.

John Svenson
Melville Comprehensive

Fantastic service to students in remote areas many of whom are not exposed to their opportunities in life.

Clarence Neault
Senator Myles Venne School

Was a great morning!  Kids were highly engaged and had the opportunity to see a lot of options for post secondary!

Michelle Wolf
Carnduff Education Complex

Easy to plan. Great opportunity for students! Presenters were excellent and engaging. I thought it was great. Good diversity of options for students. Awesome!

Jeff Pederson
Aden Bowman

The event is very well organized and provides students with a great student:presenter ratio.

Darin Faubert
Wadena Composite

Looking forward to having you come again next year.

Ryan Johnson
Davidson and Kenaston School

The SUTIL Booths Only event allows students and parents/guardians to connect with recruiters from a wide variety of institutions and receive pertinent information firsthand in a relaxed atmosphere.

Donna Bouchard
Marion M. Graham Collegiate

I appreciate the ease of planning this event. Communication was excellent and efficient.  I love the SWAG that students and I get.

Bonnie Baron-Williams
Thom Collegiate

I appreciate all of the communication from the institutes ! Everything is well organized! Thanks!

Kipp Bayer
Sturgis Composite School

Happy Friday the 13th of December,

Thank you for The SUTIL Scoop and the SUTIL team visit at Rhoda Hardlotte Keethanow High School in Northern Saskatchewan. I noticed some of the team members were into Volleyball during the noon hour. Maybe that is how the team works; to have fun and to laugh and to warm up before presenting to the students and staff. Great Team! Thank you once again, SUTIL Team.

Jimmy Charles
Guidance Counselor-Stanley Mission

Hi Linda and Cheryl,

Thank you on behalf of Nutana Collegiate for bringing your event to our students. I have been hearing nothing but positive feedback in the building since this morning. Being new in the career facilitator role in my building, I can’t tell you how grateful I am for having such a well-organized and easy (from the host school perspective) event to offer to my students. All of the hard work that you have put in is much appreciated. I look forward to future events.

Shona Iverson-Career Facilitator
Nutana Collegiate

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