Professional Development


Those 106 Unread Messages Aren't Going Anywhere

Working Students

Remember the flood of emails you ignored as a student? Well, turning a blind eye doesn't fly in the office place. Miranda shares useful tips on how to avoid being overwhelmed by reading and deleting!

By: Miranda Lindsay 821 reads | 0 comments

A Discussion/Disclosure Regarding Professional Development in the Arts

Career Exploration

Professional development in contemporary arts, in a post-secondary setting, is problematic. What is the responsibility of the university? What does professional development for artists look like? Kevin answers these questions and more.

By: Kevin Day 3656 reads | 0 comments

From Classroom to Cubicle: How My Student Skills Led to Co-op Success


Once you land a job, the skills you’ve learned in your classes make surprising appearances in the workforce. Discover how Rebecca’s ability to navigate university helped her attain co-op success!

By: Rebecca Chong 2702 reads | 0 comments

Should You Do a Co-op Term with the Feds? (The Answer is Yes)

federal government

Emily recounts her co-op term working with the Feds at Service Canada. 

By: Emily Edwards 2687 reads | 0 comments

How My Determination Turned My Shyness Into Confidence - 5 Tips For Working On Your Goals While Enjoying Your Life


used to be very shy, a person who dared not speak to new people. Public speaking terrified me, even worse than getting an injection. As both an introvert and a sentimental person, I admired people who could just get out there and form friendships. So, I started to work on my goals and I soon realized that speaking to people is much better than getting an injection!

By: Jingyao Li 2998 reads | 0 comments

5 Things to Remember When Setting Learning Objectives as a Continuing Student

Work Term Extension

Congratulations on extending your work term! It's time for more Learning Objectives! Don't worry though, if you're having a hard time thinking up of some new ones, read these 5 tips to help you.

By: Wen-Ting Fan 1732 reads | 0 comments

I Hated Networking, Until...


For Pauline, an invitation to a networking event automatically elicits feelings of anxiety, triggers the sweat glands and generates one glaring thought, “no freakin’ way.” Read as she navigates her way through her networking anxieties.

By: Pauline Leoncio 973 reads | 0 comments

The Value of Growth: Sowing the Seeds for Future Success

Applied Sciences

Growth is about constantly challenging and stretching ourselves, both personally and professionally. Through co-op, I have had the opportunity to learn and grow from my peers and mentors, truly experiencing and understanding the value of growth in the process. 

By: Aakriti Arora 2558 reads | 0 comments

Unlikely Co-op Candidate Switches From Landscaping to Technical Writing


Accumulating over 80 credits and completing three quarters of a degree usually rules out any potential opportunity for students to be selected for Co-op, unless you ask Mike Lazar how he beat the odds.

By: Mike Lazar 2589 reads | 0 comments

How to Spend Summer Break, Efficiently

Top Tip Lists

Most students studying in universities take the summer semester off to work. But apart from work, find out how to set SMART goals and spend your summer term in an efficient and productive way.

By: anajaf 1364 reads | 0 comments
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