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How to Get Back on Your Feet When You Lose Your Job During A Pandemic?

Professional Development

Did you happen to lose your job due to COVID-19? Well, you’re not alone. Here are some tips and resources to help you get back on your feet in no time!

By: Joane Thompson 2000 reads | 0 comments
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How the Pandemic Turned my Life Upside Down: One Co-op Student’s Story

Workplace Transition

The impact of the coronavirus has been felt by everyone across the country but how has the experience been for coop students? Thuy An shares her story on how through proactive thinking from loved ones and support from co-op coordinators and supervisors, she was able to book a flight home to join her family while making the necessary arrangement to work remotely.

By: Thuy An Lam 1475 reads | 0 comments
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4 Things I Learned Working Remotely During a Pandemic

COVID-19

On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic. With this news came many unprecedented changes to people’s lives, including their jobs. I worked remotely during this time, and I learned, unlearned, and affirmed some things about working during a crisis.

By: Janani Ravikularam 1334 reads | 0 comments
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6 Ways to Improve Communication When Working Remotely

Communication

Within days, our team of 12 dwindled down as students ended their terms, returned home, and our remaining team switched to working remotely. Although our team specializes in online work, communications is still one of our biggest challenges. Based on the past month of my remote working experience, I am going to share some tips on how to improve communication in teams.

By: Joane Thompson 767 reads | 0 comments
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Surviving the Shift to Remote Work

Workplace Success

Have you stopped commuting to work? No more walks to your favourite local coffee shop? Stuck at home working on your tiny laptop? Maria and her team are figuring out new ways for effective communication your teammates while staying sane. She realized that she's not the only student struggling while undergoing the shift. To learn more about the resources that helped Maria turned her hectic reality a bit more manageable and enjoyable, read on.

By: Maria Tarasyuk 2167 reads | 0 comments
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Step Out of Your Comfort Zone: Working Remotely in a New Job in a New City During COVID-19

Co-op Reflections

Two short months into April's co-op position in Toronto, the pandemic hit. Would she choose to make the same decision of moving out of town for her co-op term given a second chance? Read more to find how she transitioned to remote working, and what lessons she gained through her experience working from home, away from home. 

By: April Zhang 955 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience During an Ongoing Pandemic

Life Balance

This was my second co-op semester and it started off similar to my first, but little did I know that this work term would be completely different. Having already had experience in an office environment, things went smoothly as I picked up my work tasks in stride. The first couple of months on the job flew by compared to what was to come. 

By: Ethan Malcom 1079 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Co-op

Co-operative Education

Thinking about doing a co-op term but not sure how to have a successful experience? Starting a co-op term for the first time can be daunting. Here are a few tips to make the best out of your co-op opportunity. 

By: Cooper White 590 reads | 0 comments
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Staying Connected in an Isolated World

Health & Counselling Services

One would think self-isolation was an introvert’s dream; however, it has only emphasized the need for social connection in a time where it's crucial to be practicing physical distancing and self-isolating. Read Elvina’s top five ways to stay connected with others. 

By: Elvina Prasad 3531 reads | 0 comments
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Go Fund Your Graduate Degree – A Guide to Five Academic Sources of Funding

Trusties

The prospect of pursuing a graduate degree can be hampered by the inability to fund such studies. Srijani discusses five strategies that can help you pay for a graduate degree without breaking into your bank account!

By: Srijani Datta 650 reads | 0 comments
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